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Arthur H. Fisher papers



Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Arthur H. Fisher photographs and artifacts

Arthur H. Fisher artifacts

Arthur H. Fisher clarinet

Flat file drawer FF 11

Oversized box OS M 15

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Arthur H. Fisher papers, 1916-1955 | Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

By Mary A. Sego, 2009; Nolan Eller, 2012

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Collection Overview

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Predominant Dates:1916-1920

Primary Creator: Fisher, Arthur H.

Extent: 1.4 Cubic feet. More info below.

Date Acquired: 06/26/2002. More info below under Accruals.

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

Forms of Material: Artifacts (Object genre), Black-and-white photographs, Certificates, Diplomas, Photograph albums

Languages: English


Collection of artifacts including certificates, photographs, photo albums, Purdue registration papers, a drafting kit, glasses, a clarinet, and a diploma all belonging to Arthur Harter Fisher.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Arthur H. Fisher papers (1916-1955; 1.4 cubic feet) contain artifacts, certificates, a diploma, photographs, and miscellaneous items from the years Arthur Fisher spent as a Purdue University student from 1916-1920.  There are some items that Fisher obtained after his tenure as a student, such as alumni loyalty certificates.  All of the artifacts are contained in three acid-free boxes and acid-free folders.  This collection would be very valuable to anyone interested in student life at Purdue University during the early 20th century or the Purdue Military Band.

Biographical Note

Arthur Harter Fisher, “Art” to his friends, was a Purdue student from 1916 to 1920.  He graduated June 9, 1920 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture.  While at Purdue he was a member of the Agricultural Society, the Purdue Athletic Association (P.A.A.), and the Purdue University Military Band.  The 1920 Debris lists his hometown as being Ossian, IN.  No further information is known at this time.

Subject/Index Terms

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

Administrative Information

Repository: Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections


December 4, 2009, Arthur Fisher's glasses, Purdue pins and cufflinks, 35th reunion badge, drafing compass, and drafting kit.

Octover 24, 2012, two photo albums

Alternate Extent Statement: 2 small flat boxes and 1 large mss. box

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Source: Wendel Fisher

Acquisition Method: Donation

Preferred Citation: MSA 29, Arthur H. Fisher papers, Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries

Other URL: http://collections.lib.purdue.edu/fa/pdf/msa29_fisher.pdf

Box and Folder Listing

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[Box 1: Arthur H. Fisher photographs and artifacts],
[Box 2: Arthur H. Fisher artifacts],
[Box 3: Arthur H. Fisher clarinet],
[Flat file drawer FF 11],
[Oversized box OS M 15],