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William Chester Halstead photographs



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Biographical Note

Administrative Information

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Numbered Cyanotypes

Unnumbered Cyanotypes

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William Chester Halstead photographs, circa 1890s | Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

By Michael Maune

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Collection Overview

Title: William Chester Halstead photographs, circa 1890sAdd to your cart.

Primary Creator: Halstead, William C.

Extent: 0.2 Cubic feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Thirty of the cyanotypes have numbers in their bottom corners; 17 of them do not.  The numbered cyanotypes have been arranged in numerical order, while the unnumbered cyanotypes retain their original order.  The Photographs are organized into two folders: Numbered Cyanotypes & Unnumbered Cyanotypes.

Date Acquired: 10/14/2011

Subjects: Purdue University, Purdue University--Buildings--Pictorial works, Purdue University--Presidents

Forms of Material: Cyanotypes

Languages: English


Cyanotype photographs documenting Purdue buildings, students, faculty and Lafayette structures and citizens.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The William Chester Halstead Photographs (circa 1890s; 0.2 cubic feet) document Purdue buildings, students, faculty, and staff during the 1890s.  The photographs show a variety of buildings, such as the Science Hall, Art Hall, Experiment Station, Purdue Farm Barn, Locomotive Lab, Foundry, Engine Room and Dormitory.  They also feature Purdue student groups, such as the cyclists, drum corps, and artillery.  Photographs of note include the burned-out structure of Heavilon Hall and President Smart in his office.  In addition, the collection also documents structures and people in the Lafayette area.  Types of materials include: cyanotypes and a photo case.

Biographical Note

William Chester Halstead, originally from Kirkpatrick, IN, graduated from Purdue University in 1897 with a degree in Mathematics.  He was a member of Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

Subject/Index Terms

Purdue University
Purdue University--Buildings--Pictorial works
Purdue University--Presidents

Administrative Information

Repository: Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 mss. box

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Copyright 2012, Purdue University Libraries

Acquisition Source: Yvonne Halstead, Brookston, IN

Acquisition Method: Donation

Preferred Citation: MSA 262, William Chester Halstead photographs , Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries

Processing Information: All cyanotypes have been housed in polyester sleeves and acid-free folders, and acid-free boxes.

Other URL: http://collections.lib.purdue.edu/fa/pdf/msa262_halstead.pdf

Box and Folder Listing

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[Folder 1: Numbered Cyanotypes, circa 1890s],
[Folder 2: Unnumbered Cyanotypes, circa 1890s],