By Sammie Morris, Shauna Borger
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.
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.
Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
Alternate Extent Statement:
1 medium flat box
Collection is open for research.
Transfer from Butler University archives, 2008
Transfer from Butler University archives via Sally Childs-Helton, April 2008.
MSA 16, Dale Van Pelt papers, Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries
<p><span style="font-size: small;">All materials have been housed in acid-free boxes.</span></p>
Finding Aid Revision History:
Box and Folder Listing Browse by Box:
[Box 1: Dale Van Pelt Papers, 1891-1892],
- Box 1: Dale Van Pelt Papers, 1891-1892
- Item 1: Notebook 1: Botany lectures by Dr. Coulter, 1891-1892
- <p> <span style="font-size: small;">On page 61, cartoons and text, "The sacred memory of The Soph-Picnic, Maxen-Kuckee, May 1891</span></p>
- Item 2: Notebook 2: Diary, 1892
- Text on title page: Dale Van Pelt, Vevay, Indiana, Purdue University, Feb. 7, 1892