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Arthur and Roberta Bitzer papers



Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Photographs of Purdue University Campus Scenes/Student Life

Schedule Card, Buttons and Nametag

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Arthur and Roberta Bitzer papers, 1937-1942 | Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

By Mary A. Sego

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Collection Overview

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Primary Creator: Bitzer, Arthur

Other Creators: Bitzer, Mary Roberta Craig

Extent: 2.0 Folders. More info below.

Date Acquired: 07/07/2010

Subjects: Purdue Alumni Association, Purdue University, Purdue University--Students

Forms of Material: Artifacts (Object genre), Black-and-white photographs

Languages: English


Purdue University campus scenes/student life, black and white photographs, a schedule card and Class of ’42 buttons from alumni Arthur and Roberta Craig Bitzer.  The material comes from their years as students at Purdue.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Arthur and Roberta Bitzer photographs, schedule card and buttons, (1937-1942, 0.2 cubic feet) are from the Bitzer’s time as students at Purdue University.  Types of materials include: black and white photographs of campus scenes and student life, a schedule card and buttons.

Biographical Note

Arthur G. Bitzer and Mary Roberta Craig Bitzer were members of the Purdue University Class of 1942.  Arthur G. Bitzer Jr. received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.  He was a member of Phi Kappa Tau and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.  Arthur was a WWII veteran serving in the U.S. Navy.  He was the founder and former owner of Bitzer Products Co. of Broadview, Illinois.

Mary Roberta Craig Bitzer received a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics.  She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, Association for Women Students and Women’s Panhellenic Council.

The Bitzers were married 66 years and had two children; Nancy Sturgeon and John Bitzer; were the grandparents of Katie, Linda, Matt and Corey; and great-grandparents of Jessica and Mia.

Subject/Index Terms

Purdue Alumni Association
Purdue University
Purdue University--Students

Administrative Information

Repository: Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

Alternate Extent Statement: 2 folders

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Purdue University via deed of gift.

Acquisition Source: Donation received from Roberta Bitzer.

Acquisition Method: Donation

Processing Information: All photographs have been housed in polyester sleeves, acid-free folders, and acid-free boxes.  The artifacts have been placed in acid-free envelopes.

Finding Aid Revision History: Revised 9/17/2012 EW

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

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Folder:

[Folder 1: Photographs of Purdue University Campus Scenes/Student Life, 1937-1942],
[Folder 2: Schedule Card, Buttons and Nametag, 1938-1942],