Purdue Libraries - Archives and Special Collections

About the Timeline


Many of the images used are available in high-resolution from the Purdue E-Archives project.

E-archives, the libraries' digital archive of historical material, is a dynamic collection of materials. Constantly growing, recent additions to E-archives include photos of Purdue Athletics, the Krannert Magazine, all of the Purdue Newsreels, and photos of the Agronomy Department. In the near future, we will be adding the entire run of the Debris yearbook and the Board of Trustees meeting minutes from 1865 to present.


Information found in the timeline is credited to the following sources:

The Purdue Reamer Club. A University of Tradition: The Spirit of Purdue
West Lafayette, Ind. : Purdue University Press, c2002.

Topping, Robert W. A Century and Beyond: The History of Purdue University
West Lafayette, Ind. : Purdue University Press, 1988.