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Robert T. Hatt scrapbook


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Robert T. Hatt scrapbook, 1894-1940 | Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

By Mary A. Sego

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Collection Overview

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Predominant Dates:1919-1920

Primary Creator: Hatt, Robert T. (Robert Torrens) (1902-)

Extent: 0.2 Cubic feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Chronologically, as they appear in the scrapbook.

Subjects: Phi Kappa Psi, Purdue University--Students--Social life and customs--20th century, Purdue University. Turfgrass Science Program

Forms of Material: Black-and-white photographs, Clippings (Information artifacts), Ephemera, Scrapbooks, Ticket stubs

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Robert T. Hatt scrapbook (ca, 1894-1940; 0.275 cubic feet) contains many photographs of campus life, predominantly during 1919-1920. There is a concentration of memorabilia from Phi Kappa Psi, since Hatt was a member of that fraternity. The scrapbook also contains newspaper clippings, along with ephemera, such as programs, ticket stubs, and other assorted odds and ends. Many of the items are not dated, which makes it difficult to ascertain the exact time period, especially for the photographs. The scrapbook is organized into three series: photographs (0.2 cubic feet), newspaper clippings (0.05 cubic feet), ephemera (0.025 cubic feet).

Biographical Note

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.

Subject/Index Terms

Phi Kappa Psi
Purdue University--Students--Social life and customs--20th century
Purdue University. Turfgrass Science Program

Administrative Information

Repository: Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 flat box

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

Other URL: http://collections.lib.purdue.edu/fa/pdf/hatt_robert.pdf

Box and Folder Listing

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[Series 1: Photographs, ca. 1894-1925],
[Series 2: Newspaper Clippings, ca. 1919-1924],
[Series 3: Ephemera, ca. 1919-1940],