By David Hovde and Mary A. Sego
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.
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.
Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
Alternate Extent Statement:
3.65 cubic feet (2 cubic foot boxes, 2 large flat boxes)
Collection is open for research.
Donation received from Gary Hippensteel (great-great-nephew) on June 7, 2007.
MSA 34, Ross Hippensteel papers
MSP 53, Benjamin F. Hippensteel Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries
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