Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Vertical Files, 1900s-2000s
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Brief Description:

The Vertical Files (1900s-2000s, 182 cubic ft.) document a variety of events, people, and prganizations related to Purdue University, the Greater Lafayette area, and Indiana.

The files are an artificial collection created by Karnes Archives and Special Collections staff to record a variety of topics relating to the history of Purdue and the region. The most prominant subjects include Purdue buildings, alumni, faculty, staff, fraternities, sororities, athletics, departments, libraries, university presidents, students, customs and traditions, and student life. The collection was periodically added to by ASC staff until 2008. The files contain primarily newspaper articles, but also feature excerpts from books, press releases, and other document types. Most documents are facsimiles. The files are organized alphabetically by subject.

Held at:
Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
504 W. State St
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Phone: 765-494-6414
Fax: 765-494-2810
Email: archives [at] purdue.edu
Created by: Purdue University. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections
Volume: 182.0 Cubic feet
Acquired: The collection was added to periodically by ASC staff until 2008.
More information is available at http://collections.lib.purdue.edu/fa/pdf/msk1_verticalfiles.pdf (pdf)
Genres/Forms of Material
Brochures
Clippings (Information artifacts)
Press releases
Programs