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Wilbur A. Schmitt scrapbook


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Wilbur A. Schmitt scrapbook, 1917-1932 | Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

By Mary Sego

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Collection Overview

Title: Wilbur A. Schmitt scrapbook, 1917-1932Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1924-1925

Primary Creator: Schmitt, Wilbur A.

Extent: 0.3 Cubic feet. More info below.

Arrangement: 1 scrapbook

Date Acquired: 01/06/2011

Subjects: Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae, Purdue University--Students--Social life and customs--20th century

Forms of Material: Black-and-white photographs, Dance cards, Scrapbooks

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Wilbur A. Schmitt scrapbook (1917-1932; 0.3 cubic feet) consists of black and white photographs from Schmitt’s early family life, including Greencastle High School, days as a Purdue student, and some of his travels after graduation from Purdue.  It also includes dance cards, a few programs and autographs from Purdue classmates from his days spent as a Purdue student.  Some of the Purdue photographs include pictures of Theta Chi, the Mechanical Engineering building, the Library and Memorial Union, dated 1925; Purdue homecoming, 1928.  Photographs of some of his travel include; Niagara Falls, February 1927; Brown County, 1928; Lake Shafer, Labor Day, 1929; McCormick Creek Canyon, July 1931; Northern Woods, August, 1931; “29th and Clifton Street flooding;”  Bad Lands and Black Hills, South Dakota, July 1932; Sheridan Wyoming Rodeo, July, 1932.  One item of interest among the dance cards and programs is a prohibition bottle card/note, which states, “The contents of this bottle are sold to you as a beverage and with the understanding that it will not be mixed or used with any alcoholic content liquor in violation of the prohibition laws.  By order of The Management Hotel Antlers.”

Biographical Note

Wilbur A. Schmitt was a member of the Purdue Class of 1928.  The 1925 Debris yearbook lists him as a member of Theta Chi.

Subject/Index Terms

Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae
Purdue University--Students--Social life and customs--20th century

Administrative Information

Repository: Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 small flat box

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Acquisition Source: Pattie Moran

Acquisition Method: Donation.

Preferred Citation: MSA 261, Wilbur A. Schmitt scrapbook, Karnes Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries

Processing Information: Original order of the materials has been retained.  The scrapbook has been housed in an acid-free box.

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