The Edward C. Elliott Papers (1890-1975; 30 Cubic ft.) document the life and career of educator and former Purdue University President Edward Elliott. The majority of the papers date from 1940 to 1960. The papers reflect the original order as they were received from Elliott and his family, and therefore have not been divided into series or subject areas.
The Elliott Papers document Elliott's education and career, particularly his tenure as President of Purdue University (1922-1945), but also his work relating to education, military training, and pharmaceutical surveys. Portions of the papers relate to Elliott's positions at the University of Montana and the University of Wisconsin. Some personal papers are included which document Elliott's academic background, family, and personal life. A small collection of Elliott's personal belongings, such as medals and awards, academic regalia, and books from his personal library are included in the collection.
Types of materials in the papers include: correspondence; reports; meeting minutes; printed material (brochures, publications, newspaper clippings, books); biographical information; notes and transcripts of speeches; certificates; diplomas; schedules and itineraries; rosters and lists; ledgers; charts; research notes; articles of incorporation and bylaws; photographic materials; audio-visual materials; sheet music; scrapbooks; artifacts; ephemera; surveys; press releases; works of art on paper; and daily appointment books. The scrapbooks, in particular, thoroughly document the life, career, and activities of Elliott, and his appointment books contain notations to significant events such as bringing Amelia Earhart to Purdue University.
The papers include correspondence between Elliott and noted individuals such as George Ade, John T. McCutcheon, and others. Documents in the collection also relate to Elliott's relationships with and/or memories of prominent people such as Thomas Edison, Amelia Earhart, Booth Tarkington, Frederick Hovde, Lillian Gilbreth, Chase S. Osborn, David Ross, Thomas Francis Moran, Lord Halifax, and artist Maude Phelps Hutchins. Subjects covered extensively in the papers include higher education, pharmaceutical education and surveys, military training, the United States Armed Forces Institute, the Purdue Research Foundation, the War Manpower Commission, the Army Ordnance Corps, the Purdue Aeronautical Corporation, and the Elliott Hall of Music at Purdue University.
Box 1: 1 - Correspondence, Clippings, Articles, Reports, 1922-1960
Box 2: 2 - Correspondence, Printed Materials, 1931-1960
Box 3: 3 - Correspondence, Printed Materials, Photos, ca. 1910-1960
Box 4: 4 - Correspondence, Clippings, 1915-1956
Box 5: 5 - Printed Materials, Reports, 1935-1956
Box 6: 6 - Correspondence, Clippings (personal), 1946-1960
Box 7: 7 - Correspondence (personal), 1940-1960
Box 8: 8 - Correspondence, Clippings, Printed Materials, ca. 1904-1960
Box 9: A - Spec Stacks, n.d.
Box 10: B - Spec Stacks, n.d.
Box 11: C - Spec Stacks, ca. 1891-1958
Box 12: D - Spec Stacks, 1926-1937
Box 13: E - Spec Stacks, 1938-1945
Box 14: F - Spec Stacks, ca. 1908-1950
Box 15: G - Spec Stacks, 1893-1975
Box 16: H - Spec Stacks, 1905-1952
Box 17: I - Spec Stacks, ca. 1914-1959
Box 18: J - Spec Stacks, 1923-1959
Box 19: K - Spec Stacks, ca. 1955-1960
Box 20: L - Spec Stacks, 1904-1970
Box 21: M - Spec Staff, ca. 1924-1960
Box 22: N - Spec Stacks, ca. 1906-1956
Box 23: Scrapbook A - Spec Stacks, 1893-1896
Box 24: Scrapbook B - Spec Stacks, 1915
Box 25: Scrapbook C - Spec Stacks, ca. 1915-1916
Box 26: Scrapbook D - Spec Stacks, ca. 1916-1921
Box 27: Scrapbook E - Spec Stacks, 1917-1922
Box 28: Scrapbook F - Spec Stacks, 1922-1932
Box 29: Scrapbook G - Spec Stacks (fragile), 1932-1936
Box 30: Scrapbook H - Spec Stacks (fragile), 1937-1940
Box 31: Scrapbook I - Spec Stacks (fragile), 1940-1943
Box 32: Scrapbook J - Spec Stacks (fragile), 1942-1944
Box 33: Scrapbook K - Spec Stacks, 1944-1958
Box 34: Scrapbook L - Spec Stacks, ca. 1923-1944
Box 35: Bound Volumes 1-8 - Spec Stacks, 1899-1951
Box 36: Bound Report - Spec Stacks, 1942-1945
Box 37: Bound Diplomas and Certificates - Spec Stacks, ca. 1890-1941
Box 38: Oversized Awards, Photographs, and Artifacts - Spec Map Case, Drawer 1, ca. 1895-1957
Box 39: Artifacts - Spec Stacks, n.d.