By John Michael Foster
Primary Creator: Purdue Research Foundation (1930-)
Extent: 8.2 Cubic feet. More info below.
Arrangement: Materials in Series 1 and 3 are arranged by document type. Series 2 items are arranged according to project number.
Date Acquired: 11/01/2010
Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.
Use Restrictions: Purdue University
Physical Access Note: No physical restrictions.
Acquisition Source: Purdue Research Foundation
Acquisition Method: Records transfer
Preferred Citation: UA 3, The Purdue Research Foundation records, Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries
Processing Information: All materials have been housed in acid-free boxes, and when applicable, acid-free folders. Much of the collection is organized by document type, with the project reports comprising Series 2 are arranged by the numerical designation of the project, rather than the year of the report. This corresponds with the order in which they were found.
Series includes PRF Research Council meeting minutes, 1955-1959; research director’s calendars, 1933-1941, 1948, and reports, 1950-1954; miscellaneous summaries and reports from the 1950s and 1980s-2010s; proposals for McClure Research Park, 1965-1966; and XR Fund and Fellowship materials, 1933-1959. Director’s calendars served as case histories of active and on-going projects. They were presented each year at the meeting of the Board of Directors of the Purdue Research Foundation.
Materials in the series are arranged chronologically by document type. (3.2 cubic feet)
Series consists of project reports submitted by PRF-funded researchers between 1947 and 1960. Many of the projects were related to the defense industry, research conducted under contract with the U.S. armed forces, as well as the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission and National Science Foundation. The project reports are especially revealing when viewed in the context of national defense and the development of military technology during the initial decade of the Cold War.
The project reports are arranged according to their original project number. (4.4 cubic feet)
Series consists of materials related to the original organization and purpose of the PRF and David E. Ross’ involvement in the establishment of the PRF’s XR Fund. Other materials, such as booklets and newsletters, are included in this series.
Materials in the series are arranged by document type. (0.6 cubic feet)