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Albert Berg papers


Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Articles and photograph


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Albert Berg papers, 1886-1945 | Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

By Mary Sego and Elizabeth M. Wilkinson

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Primary Creator: Berg, Albert (1864-)

Extent: 2.0 Folders. More info below.

Subjects: Purdue Boilermakers (Football team)

Forms of Material: Articles, Black-and-white photographs

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of two folders which contain articles by and about Albert Berg. Picture with notation, "Albert Berg, a deaf mute was a football coach at Purdue". Folder 1 contains an article that appeared in the Alumnus 6/3/1939, which features Albert Berg and his time as Purdue's first football coach.

Biographical Note

Albert Berg was born in 1864. He contracted spinal meningitis as a child leaving him deaf. Berg became the first football coach at Purdue in 1887 at the age of twenty-three. It is said he was chosen as coach because he knew about football from his days as a student player at Princeton.

Subject/Index Terms

Purdue Boilermakers (Football team)

Administrative Information

Repository: Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

Alternate Extent Statement: 2 folders

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation: MSF 32, Albert Berg papers, Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries

Box and Folder Listing

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[Folder 1: Articles and photograph, 1886-1939],
[Folder 2: Articles, 1943-1945],