By Mary A. Sego
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.
Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
Alternate Extent Statement:
2 big flat grey boxes and 1 OS folder
Collection is open for research.
Physical Access Note:
Some maps are in fragile condition and have been sleeved.
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.
MSR 6, Purdue University Campus Maps collection, Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries
Finding Aid Revision History:
Finding aid revised by Lynn Parrish, August 22, 2014.
Box and Folder Listing Browse by Box:
[Box 1: Purdue University Campus Maps, 1874-1986
[Box 2: Purdue University Campus Maps, 1987-2014
[Folder 1: Purdue University Campus Maps, 1940-1968