By Michael Maune
Primary Creator: Thompson, Robert
Extent: 0.8 Cubic feet. More info below.
The Papers are organized into three form series:
1. Photographs and Negatives, circa 1940s (0.3 cubic feet)
The photographs document student dormitories, special events, various campus buildings, and aircraft at the Purdue Airport. Aerial shots of campus are included. A house and bridge construction is also featured. Many photographs are paired with their negatives. Original order of the photographs is retained.
2. Publications, 1947-1969 (0.3 cubic feet)
The publications include student rules, Purdue 75th anniversary souvenir magazine, and student-produced publications. The student publications include literary booklets, a humor magazine, and a mechanical engineering magazine. One publication is oversized. Materials in the series are arranged in alphabetical order.
3. Artifacts, 1948 (0.2 cubic feet)
The artifacts document Thompson’s study of mechanical engineering, illustrating work he completed in a machine shop course. They include small brass and aluminum shapes and an electric lamp.
Date Acquired: 02/23/1998
Access Restrictions: Collection is open to researchers.
Acquisition Source: Robert Thompson
Acquisition Method: Donation
Related Materials: MSA 252, Granville C. Thompson papers, 1921-1943
Preferred Citation: MSA 253, Robert Thompson papers, Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries
Processing Information: Whenever possible, original order of the materials has been retained. All materials have been housed in polyester sleeves, acid-free folders, and acid-free boxes.