Purdue Research Foundation records, 1930-2011
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Brief Description: The Purdue Research Foundation Records (1930-2011; 8.2 cubic feet) documents the history and function of the Purdue Research Foundation, from its founding in 1930.  The bulk of the collection consists of materials from the 1940s and 1950s, including administrative records and project reports.  Materials from other years are far less prominent.  Documents within the collection include calendars, minutes, proposals, and reports.  The Purdue Research Foundation Records are organized into three series: Administrative Records, 1933-2011; Project Reports, 1947-1960; and Miscellaneous Purdue Research Foundation Materials, 1931-2011
Held at:
Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
504 W. State St
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Phone: 765-494-6414
Fax: 765-494-2810
Email: archives [at] purdue.edu
Created by: Purdue Research Foundation (1930-)
Volume: 8.4 Cubic feet
Acquired: 11/01/2010.
More information is available at http://collections.lib.purdue.edu/fa/pdf/UA5_Purdue_Research_Foundation.pdf (pdf)
Arrangement: Materials in Series 1 and 3 are arranged by document type.  Series 2 items are arranged according to project number.
Biographical Note for Purdue Research Foundation (1930-) : Founded in 1930, the Purdue Research Foundation is a nonprofit organization.  Through contributions, the foundation provides scholarships, graduate fellowships, faculty grants, and cost-sharing grants.  The foundation also manages the Purdue Research Park and Office of Technology Commercialization.  Originally envisioned by David E. Ross, the Purdue Research Foundation enables Purdue University, as a public institution, to contract and conduct research with industrial innovators and developers.  Ross, together with Josiah K. Lilly of the Eli Lilly and Company, initially donated $50,000 to launch the foundation, which exists today to “manage and license Purdue’s intellectual property, accept gifts, administer trusts, acquire property, negotiate research contracts and perform other services helpful to Purdue.” Earnings from long term investments and income from gifts, rentals, and royalties, constitute the foundation’s revenue.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.
Subject Index
Purdue Research Foundation
Ross, David, 1871-1943
Genres/Forms of Material
Minutes (Records)
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Purdue University
Physical Access Notes: No physical restrictions.
Acquisition Notes: Purdue Research Foundation  Records transfer
PreferredCitation: UA 5, The Purdue Research Foundation records, Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries
Finding Aid Revisions: Collection identifier updated from UA 3 to UA 5 as of September 9, 2016. Updated Series 1, Box 5; added item 7, 2011-2012 Annual Report booklet, previously unprocessed, as of May 23, 2017