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Dale Van Pelt papers


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Dale Van Pelt Papers

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Dale Van Pelt papers, 1891-1892 | Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

By Sammie Morris, Shauna Borger

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Primary Creator: Van Pelt, Dale

Extent: 0.75 Cubic feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Materials in the series are arranged chronologically.

Date Acquired: 04/05/2008

Subjects: Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae

Forms of Material: Diaries, Notebooks

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Dale Van Pelt papers, 1891-1892 (0.75 cubic feet), documents Van Pelt's time as a student at Purdue University. His notes from a Botany class include small drawings and sketches among the notes. The diary includes descriptions of friends, local places, and daily activities. The diary and notes give a sample of early student life at Purdue.

Biographical Note

Dale Van Pelt began studying at Purdue University in 1889 and graduated with a B.S. in Mechanics in 1892. His name appears several times in the Purdue Yearbook, the Debris from 1889 to 1892. In 1889 he participated in the Emersonian Society, singing as a low bass. In 1892 he was class historian, quarterback of football, President of the Emersonian Society, and art editor of the Debris. The 1891 the Debris lists Van Pelt's hometown as Vevay, Indiana.

Subject/Index Terms

Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae

Administrative Information

Repository: Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 medium flat box

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Source: Transfer from Butler University archives, 2008

Acquisition Method: Transfer from Butler University archives via Sally Childs-Helton, April 2008.

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Preferred Citation: MSA 16, Dale Van Pelt papers, Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries

Processing Information: All materials have been housed in acid-free boxes.

Finding Aid Revision History: Revised 12/11/2009

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[Box 1: Dale Van Pelt Papers, 1891-1892],