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Purdue University Campus Maps collection


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Biographical Note

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Purdue University Campus Maps

Purdue University Campus Maps

Flat file drawer 7

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Purdue University Campus Maps collection, 1874-2014 | Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

By Mary A. Sego

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Collection Overview

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Primary Creator: Purdue University Campus Maps collection

Extent: 2.65 Cubic feet. More info below.

Subjects: Purdue University--Aerial views, Purdue University--Maps

Forms of Material: Brochures, Maps, Pamphlets

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Purdue University Campus Maps collection (1874-2014; 2.65 cubic feet) consists mainly of “Welcome to Purdue,” campus maps, campus accessibility maps, self-guided tour maps and numerous 8 ½” x 11” campus maps with building abbreviations and names. Some specialized maps can also be found in the collection, such as, aerial maps, “center of population,” historical data about buildings, campus tree guide, Purdue Arboretum map and listing of trees on campus, bike path and parking map, pedestrian map, campus parking areas and bus system, “Purdue Farm”, Theta Xi construction/run-off map, sources of funds for construction of Purdue University buildings, West Lafayette/Lafayette and Tippecanoe County maps. Along with the maps there are some guides, brochures and several plans and studies. The collection is organized within two boxes, with oversized maps being housed in a flat file.

Biographical Note

The Purdue University Campus Maps collection, located in the Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries details the growth of the Purdue University campus through the numerous campus maps, beginning with 1908 and ending with the most recent map.The map collection also provides an assortment of maps which focus on the unique features on campus. Since Purdue first opened for classes in September 1874, the University has been dedicated to "making higher education available to the people." Purdue daily continues its efforts to modify both attitudinal and structural barriers to allow students with disabilities full advantage of their right to an education.

The campus accessibility guides found in this collection detail special facilities such as wheelchair-accessible restrooms, ramps, and elevators, to help those with physical disabilities find their way around campus. The guide also points to the many services available to those with disabilities.

Copies of many of the campus maps can also be viewed via the Purdue University Libraries e-Archives: http://earchives.lib.purdue.edu/

Subject/Index Terms

Purdue University--Aerial views
Purdue University--Maps

Administrative Information

Repository: Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

Accruals: 20100916, 20100901.2

Alternate Extent Statement: 2 big flat grey boxes and 1 OS drawer

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

Physical Access Note: Some maps are in fragile condition and have been sleeved.

Acquisition Method: Some maps collected by campus sources over the years, two collections were transferred by campus departments; 20100916, transferred from Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Library by Claire Alexander; 20100901.2 transferred from the Civil Engineering Department by Rita Butz.

Preferred Citation: MSR 6, Purdue University Campus Maps collection, Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid revised by Lynn Parrish, August 22, 2014.

Other URL: http://collections.lib.purdue.edu/fa/pdf/msr6_purdue_university_campus_maps.pdf

Box and Folder Listing

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[Box 1: Purdue University Campus Maps, 1874-1986],
[Box 2: Purdue University Campus Maps, 1987-2014],
[Flat file drawer 7],

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