By Angela Day and Elizabeth Wilkinson
Primary Creator: Purdue University. Archives and Special Collections
Extent: 10.0 Cubic feet. More info below.
Arrangement: The collection is arranged by size and dimensions of the artifacts.
Subjects: Astronauts, Greek letter societies--Indiana--West Lafayette, Purdue Boilermakers (Basketball team), Purdue Boilermakers (Football team), Purdue University--Choirs (Music), Purdue University--Students, Purdue University. Libraries
The Purdue Artifact collection (1880-2000, 8 cubic feet) documents different historical aspects of Purdue University. Each artifact has been given a unique number and then organized by size, and sometimes format, in boxes. The items are of various sizes in various formats, but all have a Purdue connection. Some examples are a salt and pepper shaker set, handkerchief, window decals, and silver tea spoons. Many items demonstrate the evolution of Purdue iconography such as the griffin seal or Purdue Pete.
This is an active collection and will be frequently added to on an ongoing basis
Greek letter societies--Indiana--West Lafayette
Purdue Boilermakers (Basketball team)
Purdue Boilermakers (Football team)
Purdue University--Choirs (Music)
Purdue University. Libraries
Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.
Use Restrictions: Gloves may need to be worn when handling some of the artifacts.
Acquisition Method: Multiple donors and purchases.
Preferred Citation: MSR 4, Purdue Artifact Collection, Karnes Research Center, Purdue University Libraries
Processing Information: All materials have been housed in inert polyester sleeves, acid-free tissue, and acid-free boxes as needed