By Mary A. Sego
Primary Creator: Hatt, Robert T. (1902-)
Extent: 0.2 Cubic feet. More info below.
Arrangement: Chronologically, as they appear in the scrapbook.
Robert T. Hatt was a member of the Purdue University Class of 1923. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi. The records that are available do not indicate that he graduated from Purdue. His father was William Kendrick Hatt who was a Professor of Civil Engineering at Purdue. The scrapbook has numerous mementos of Robert Hatt’s days at Purdue, with a strong emphasis on Phi Kappa Psi, R.O.T.C., photographs of campus life and other ephemera relating to his time as a Purdue student.
Hatt graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelors of Science and from Columbia with a MA and PhD. He was Director of the Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield, Michigan from 1935-1967.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.
Acquisition Source: Unknown
Preferred Citation: MSP 35, Robert T. Hatt scrapbook, Karnes Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries
1. Photograph of Moran, Stuart, Stone
2. The Gate, The Hedge
3. Phi Kappa Psi, Sigma Chi, Theta Xi, Beta Theta Pi
4. Eliza Fowler Hall, In the Library [Reading Room]
5. Sigma Nu, Delta Tau Delta, Phi Delta Theta, Acacia
6. Stanley Coulter Hall [outside building and another taken in winter], “Old Biology Building”
7. 149 Andrew Place, “One of Garrard’s Dreams" [illustration of race car]
8. Purdue Armory [one outside the building and one taken inside of flag]
9. Sigma Chi, Beta Theta Pi
10. Mechanical Building [outside shot, two of fire; four days after dedication, 1894, “night scene, January 23, 1894]
11. Interior Phi Kappa Psi, Betas Home, Figi House, Sig Chi’s Room
12. Pharmacy Building, Campus Shot - [Ladies’ Hall, Pharmacy, Heating Plant, Purdue Hall, Armory]
13. Alpha Gamma Rho, Phi Kappa Sigma, Sigma Chi, Campus Snow Scene
14. Electrical Building, The Fountain – class of 1903
15. Various Purdue Students
16. Agricultural Experiment Station, Purdue Creamery
17. Snow Scenes – “Mechanics Paradise” [Mechanical Building], Library, Eliza Fowler Hall, Near the Gate
18. Agriculture [two outdoor photos]
19. Freshman Backfield [football team], Various Students, “Keep it Burning [bonfire]
20. University Hall, Purdue Hall
21. Memorial Gymnasium, Bell House
22. “Breaking in the Movies” [taken outside movie theater with movie listing], Phi Kappa Psi House Party [pictures of attendees]
23. Mechanical and Civil Buildings, The Tower, The Arch
24. Pan Formal House Party, January 30 – February 1, 1920 [attendees all lined up,
“action”, some of the girls with Bob Wiley, The King and Queen]
25. Mechanical and Civil Buildings, The Tower, The Arch
26. Practical Mechanic’s Building, Hedge Snow Scene
27. Purdue Students
28. Chemistry Building, Hedge Snow Scene
29. Purdue Students
30. The Civil Building – two outdoor photographs
31. The Physics Building, Campus in Winter
32. Various Purdue Students
33. Along the Rail (fence), The Library (snow scene)
34. Various Prude Students, 1922-1923
35. Library [notation, “We hope the “Lib” will never again be pink.”], Ladies Hall
36. Sophs, Main St., The Wabash, “Look Out” [scene of smokestack falling over],
37. Two Aerial Shots of Campus
38. On & Off Skis – Three snow shots on campus
39. The Varsity and Frosh Football Teams, ca. 1919
40. Students; William Thomas Conlon (Lt. 333rd Infantry), Captain K. W. Huffine
(football), Donald Heath Tilson (Lt. of Infantry, U. S. Army)
41. “Just Before It Broke” [Pushball Contest]
42. The Sophomore – Freshman Pushball Contest, 1919
43. S.A.T.C. Barracks
44. Five photographs of the Purdue Band (on football field and Main St.)
45. The Armory, 1918, Hill Auditorium – Michigan, The Tank - 1917, The Way
J. T. McCutcheon Came Back [photo of plane]
46. Equipment for Purdue R.O.T.C. [six photos of rifles, cannons]
47. Around the Phi Psi House
48. “Elise” and photos of students golfing
49. On Stuart Field - Track Photographs
50. Business Manager of the Exponent – D. H. Beisel, other photos of friends
51-57. Photos of friends
58-63. “The First Touchdown” – Purdue vs. Franklin [five football photos]
64. Various Purdue Students
65. Various Purdue Students
66. “Worms”, 1923 [photos of students in costumes]
67. Students in costumes
68. Students in costumes, Dress Parade [photo of Phi Kappa Psi members in tuxedos]
69. “Misfits” [photos of Phi Kappa Psi members in tuxedos]
70-73. The House – Phi Kappa Psi [photos taken outdoors and indoors]
74. Students with baseball mitts
75. The Chapter, 1919-1920
76. High water on the Wabash; Various Purdue Students
77. “Bleacherites”, P.U. 9 Wisconsin 5, “Speed” [baseball photos]
78. Military Band with Purdue Drum, lizard, various students
79. Freshman Scholarship Cup, Dr. Enders, Pvt. S. G. Meig
80. Lt. Schroyer, Captain Van Winkle, Lt. Obold
81. Phi Psi Officers in military uniforms, additional military photo – pass in review
82. Spring football practice, R.O.T.C., “Babe Ruth” Hiser
83. H. B. Cammack, B.C. Booth, D.H. Tilson
84. Main Building, Physics Building, Science Building, Electrical Building/ Agricultural
85. Experiment Station, Farm Mechanics Building, Agriculture Hall/ Fowler Hall,
86-89. Electrical Building, Library, Mechanical Building, Civil Engineering [panoramic photographs]
90. Ray Southworth, Conlon (1915?), Ed Neil (1915 ?)
91. “Famous Desks” – football captains, Reinhardt, Dink, Hatt, Conlon
92. “On the Wall” – wall shots in Phi Kappa Psi
93. On the porch of Phi Kappa Psi, Hatt, F. L. Murphy
94. The Colors (R.O.T.C.) Pass in Review, Speaker before R.O.T.C.
95-96. May Day – The Queen and other photos
98-99. Spring House Party, Tippecanoe Picnic, Spring Borough, May, 1922
100. Purdue Students, one group photo on porch
101-103. Phi Psi Special, One Cylinder [three car photos], various students, Coulter, Hawkins, Doc Evans
104. Alpha Chi of Kappa Alpha Theta,
1919-1920 [group photo]
105. Hatt in military uniform, Rev. Carr (?)
106. William Kendrick Hatt (father), Wick Barber (1915 ?), Ray Southworth,
Fuergueson, 42nd Artillery Firing 8 in. R.R. Gun at Camp Wallace, VA
107. Group photo – Phi Kappa Psi
108-115. Group photos of various fraternities and sororities, one is a prom photo, no dates
Scrapbook Newspaper Clippings
21. D. H. Tilson is Highly Honored: former Jefferson High Player is Elected Boilermakers’ Captain Following F. L. Coffing’s Resignation, from the Courier, no other publication information available.
K. W. Huffine ’20, Glee Club Syncopater, from the Exponent, no other publication information available.
Team Work of These Buddies Big Factor in Purdue Success, basketball players Doc Campbell and Donald Tilson, from the Indianapolis News, no other publication
Phi Kappa Psi [clipping listing members] from the Exponent, no other publication
Hiser Wields Big Stick [picture, but no other test, just headline] from the Exponent, no other publication information available.
31. The Purdue Military Band [photograph from Purdue Alumnus]; Purdue Defeats Indiana 17 to 9 in Great Battle, from Courier, no publication information available.
Prof. Demmon Quits U. of M. :Head of English Department Taught at Ann Arbor Since 1876; Authority on Books, from Detroit Free Press, no other publication information available.
Headlines – “Must Stop Hazing” Says Police Force, from Exponent, no other publication information available.
Headlines – Cadet Corps Championship Won By Battery F of 2nd Defeating Battery C of 1st, from Exponent, no other publication information available.
Picture of H. D. Wilson ’19, from the Exponent.
Quote/Holiday Greeting from W. K. Hatt, from the Purdue Alumnus.
Purdue Shines Out as Best in Big Ten: Boiler Basketeers Swamp Iowa By Decisive 42-to-26 Score, from Indianapolis News.
From the Exponent: Dr. W. K. Hatt Presiding at Concrete Conferences, Thetas Initiate, Glean Lake Selected as a New Site for C. E. Surveying Camp, Col. W. C. Potter Visits Purdue R. O. T. C.
48. Eta Kappa Nu Initiates Four Seniors and Six Juniors at Beta House, from the Exponent.
Capt. Kenneth W. Huffine, from Purdue Alumnus.
Various Clippings about Phi Kappa Psi basketball team and other events, no date listed.
62. Hiser’s Hit is Babe Ruth Stunt, from Lafayette Journal.
Various Clippings about Phi Kappa Psi events, no dates available.
70. Clipping of Ruth Page, Vanity Fair.
Announcement of Dye-Sturgis Wedding, no dates.
76. Freshmen at Purdue to Burn Green Caps, from Courier, no publication information available.
Prom Edition, The Purdue Exponent, vol. XXXI, no. 192, Saturday, May 1, 1920.
The Purdue Exponent, vol. XXXI, no. 193, Sunday, May 2, 1920
22. Purdue Athletic Association Ticket – 1919--Season—1920
40. Football Ticket Stubs, 1919
41. Convocation – Student Stunts, Admission 15 cents, Thursday Nov. 20, 11:05 Sharp [sign]
42. Fourteen name cards
45. Boost the Team by Boosting the Band – Send the Band to Chicago
[tag - Purdue Military Band]
57. Founders’ Day Banquet, 68th Anniversary of Phi Kappa Psi by Indiana Delta, February 21, 1920 [program], Phi Kappa Psi, Initiation Banquet, March 27, 1920 [invitation and program], Doll’s House [ticket stubs]
60. Purdue University Glee Club De Luxe
66. The Phi Psi’s Annual Hour of Paranomasial Pandaemonium – Class of 1923, Presented March 26, 1920 [program]
68. “Black List’ – Phi Kappa Psi
69. “Instructions” for initiation (?)
70. Indiana Delta Chapter, Phi Kappa Psi, Faculty Smoker, April 21, 1920; Indiana
Delta Chapter of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, Spring Dance, May 21, 1920
76. Chemistry Exam, April 22, 1920; Minstrel Show, Auspices Purdue Young
Women’s and Young Men’s Christian Association, May 13, 1920
100. The Purdue Phi Psi, vol. 3, no. 2, Lafayette, Indiana, June 2, 1920
103. Commencement Exercises of the Cathedral School of Saint Mary, June 8, 1920
(Miss Rose Eleanor Demmon), Graduating Exercies of The Liggett School, June 11, 1920 [invitations]
106. Freshman Cap Burning
[lyrics to two hymns and segment from burnt green cap]
109. A Memorial Union Building For Purdue University [brochure, no date]
118. Scrooge Hoover Henke; Soul Inspiring Book: How to Be a Sunbeam for Jesus [segments of programs from plays, no dates]
Y.M.C.A. “Vaudeville” Y.W.C.A. – proceeds to send Banner Purdue Delegation
To Lake Geneva Student Conference, April 15, 1921 [program]
The Lafayette Art Association, Lafayette, Indiana, Twelfth Annual Exhibition Of Paintings, April 11 – 5 [program, no year]
Letter addressed to “The Librarian”, dated September 29, 1940, which states that
this scrapbook was given anonymously.