Purdue Libraries - Archives and Special Collections

About the Timeline


Programming and Page Design: Daniel Laughland and Peter Standard
Image Selections and Editing: Ray Hassan, Peter Standard, and Liz Erlewine

The timeline uses the freely available MooTools library as well as the AJAXSLT library from Google Code. All other code and images are owned by Purdue University. Please ask permission before re-use.


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.

System Requirements

To use the timeline, you must use a browser that supports JavaScript and CSS. Internet Explorer 6 or 7, Safari, or Mozilla Firefox are good choices. There are known problems with the Opera browser.