By Mary A. Sego, 2009
Primary Creator: Perry, Thomas
Extent: 0.2 Cubic feet. More info below.
Arrangement: This collection is arranged chronologically and by item type.
Date Acquired: 04/09/2007
Subjects: Forestry products industry
Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.
Acquisition Source: Purchased on e-Bay
Preferred Citation: MSP 29, Thomas Perry's collection of Jasper Wood Products Co. material, Karnes Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries
The box contains:
Twenty letters written by Thomas Perry, Chief/Consulting Engineer for Jasper Wood Products Company, relating to the running of the business, along with test reports for components for the prefabricated houses.
Several letters of inquiry from various individuals about the Jasper Wood Products prefabricated houses.
The collection also contains some financial paperwork; cost estimate for one of the prefabricated houses and other quotes and figures.
Timecards for the employees.
Company catalog from MacBeath Hardwood Company - Imported Wood Purchasing Guide.
There are several newspaper clippings related to the housing industry of the 1930's:
Mass House Production Eyed As Job Aid, The Louisville Times, vol. CV, no. 7, May 8, 1936.
All-Steel House To Be Built, The Courier-Journal, Louisville, June 21, 1936.
Steel Is Ordered For Prefabricated Houses (No publication information available.)
10,000,000 Homes Held U. S. Need: Wagner Urges Outright Grants to Assist Low-Income-Group (No publication information available.)
Ready House Program Base: Prefabricated Structure Is Integral Part of Rural Resettlement (No publication information available.)
Million Sought To Build Homes: Show Brings Many F. H. A. Applications (No publication information available.)
Compact and Efficient - This modern home shows what can be done in using all available roof area... (No publication information available.)
There are two newspaper clippings that are unrelated to housing issues:
Government must be reduced, Quayle tells county, The Hearld, Tuesday, July 22, 1980, p. 15.
Dolly Parton's $10 Million Gamble, Latta, John. The Star, March 21, 1978, pp. 24-25.