By Michael Maune
Broadsides documenting events, groups, and student life at Purdue.
Scope and Contents of the Materials
The Lauren Roth collection of Purdue University broadsides (2009; 0.2 cubic feet) documents Purdue campus life and culture as well as marketing strategies of various campus groups, including Purdue University itself. It is predominantly composed of campus group callout broadsides, as well as broadsides advertising various events. The collection was created in HONR 199 Living History as a way to understand Purdue in the present day and curated by Lauren Roth. Notations on the back document the location of the broadside when it was found by the member of the class and the date of the finding. The collection also includes an essay by Roth for class analyzing the collection. Types of materials include: broadsides and an essay.
Lauren Roth (1989- ), originally from Carrollton, Texas, studied psychology at Purdue while also swimming for Purdue Women’s Swimming and Diving team (“Lauren Roth”). She was named Academic All-District in 2012 (“Senior”). She enrolled in HONR 199 Living History in the Fall 2009 semester, where she participated in a class project curating a collection of Purdue campus broadsides.
Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
Alternate Extent Statement:
Collection is open for research.
MSR 5 Purdue Archives and Special Collections broadside collection
MSA 268, Lauren Roth collection of Purdue University broadsides, Karnes Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries
All materials have been housed in acid-free folders and acid-free boxes. Oversized broadsides have been separated and housed in a separate folder for preservation purposes.
Box and Folder Listing Browse by Folder:
[Folder 1: Broadsides, 2009],
[Folder 2: “Broadside Collection: Living History at Purdue” essay by Lauren Roth, 2009