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Benjamin F. Hippensteel collection

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Railroad manuals, pamphets, Century of Progress brochures, and related engineering material

Bills, Receipts and Other Financial Records

Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company Wall Calendars

Large Format Photograph



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Benjamin F. Hippensteel collection, 1907-1951 | Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

By David Hovde and Mary A. Sego

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Collection Overview

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Predominant Dates:1924-1951

Primary Creator: Hippensteel, Benjamin F.

Extent: 3.65 Cubic feet. More info below.

Date Acquired: 06/07/2007

Forms of Material: Black-and-white photographs, Brochures, Financial records, Pamphlets

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Benjamin F. Hippensteel Collection (1907-1951; 3.65 cubic feet) documents Hippensteel’s career as a railroad engineer for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company. Material contained within the collection includes railroad manuals, pamphlets, brochures, financial records, calendars, and other miscellaneous items. The collection is organized by material type.

Biographical Note

Benjamin F. Hippensteel was the uncle of Purdue alum, Ross W. Hippensteel. Benjamin served in the army during World War I and later worked as an engineer for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company.

Administrative Information

Repository: Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

Alternate Extent Statement: 3.65 cubic feet (2 cubic foot boxes, 2 large flat boxes)

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Method: Donation received from Gary Hippensteel (great-great-nephew) on June 7, 2007.

Related Materials: MSA 34, Ross Hippensteel papers

Preferred Citation: MSP 53, Benjamin F. Hippensteel Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries

Processing Information: All materials have been housed in polyester sleeves, acid-free folders, and acid-free boxes.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Railroad manuals, pamphets, Century of Progress brochures, and related engineering material, 1907-1950],
[Box 2: Bills, Receipts and Other Financial Records, 1924-1951],
[Box 3: Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company Wall Calendars, 1947-1949],
[Box 4: Large Format Photograph, circa 1915],
[All]