By Mary Sego
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.”
Wilbur A. Schmitt was a member of the Purdue Class of 1928. The 1925 Debris yearbook lists him as a member of Theta Chi.
Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
Alternate Extent Statement:
1 small flat box
This collection is open for research.
MSA 261, Wilbur A. Schmitt scrapbook, Karnes Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries
Original order of the materials has been retained. The scrapbook has been housed in an acid-free box.
Box and Folder Listing Browse by Item:
[Item 1: Scrapbook, 1917-1932