By Mary A. Sego
Primary Creator: Purdue University Campus Maps collection
Extent: 2.65 Cubic feet. More info below.
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/
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
1. “Theta Xi, 282 Littleton, West Lafayette, Indiana, 35” x 24”, “tr. by R.L.H.,” September 1940 [details runoff, drainage, foliage, etc.] ; “Purdue University Lafayette Campus,” 44” x 34”, 1959; “Purdue University Lafayette Campus,” 52” x 72”, 1962; “Purdue University Lafayette Campus,” 40” x 36”, 1968
2. “The Indiana Purdue Foundation, Ft. Wayne Campus, 36” x 31”, 1966
3. “Redesign of Intersection State, Brown and River Road, West Lafayette, Indiana, J.A. Dearinger, CE-564, July 22, 1959