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From the Archives: Student Recreation

8 October 2017 - 3:30pm
Throughout Purdue’s history, students, faculty, and staff have enjoyed recreational activities on all parts of campus.  This photograph shows one of the more popular activities that was enjoyed throughout the year.  Can you tell what is happening here, when, and where this picture was taken?  Share your theories in the comments and we’ll reveal the whole story […]

From the Archives: Standard Oil

24 September 2017 - 3:30pm
As the State Street Project continues to update the appearance of Purdue and West Lafayette, we look back on another construction project that changed the area. Can you guess what is being built in this photo, where it is located, and when this photo was taken?  Share your ideas in the comments and check back […]

From the Archives: The Tuba Player

10 September 2017 - 3:30pm
It’s football season, which means it’s band season. The “All-American” Marching Band has been a Purdue tradition since the 1880s and has seen thousands of proud Boilermakers join its ranks. This young member of the band went on to become one of Purdue’s most recognizable graduates, but can you identify him before he was famous? […]

Archivist of U.S. to Share Information Preservation Challenges, Opportunities at Sept. 28 Inaugural Hiler Theater Lecture

8 September 2017 - 3:55pm
The Archivist of the United States, David S. Ferriero, will share the many information preservation challenges and opportunities faced by the nation in the Inaugural Hiler Theater Lecture sponsored by the Purdue University Libraries. Ferriero, confirmed as the 10th archivist of the United States in November 2009, will deliver, “Preserving the Past to Inform the […]

From the Archives: A Beginning

27 August 2017 - 3:30pm
  The From the Archives photo series returns with the start of the new school year. On alternating Mondays throughout the academic year, we will feature a photo from Purdue Libraries Archives and Special Collections in conjunction with Purdue Today and give readers a chance to answer what’s taking place in the image. The full […]

More Than a Research Paper: ASC Provides Learning Lab for Writing & Research Honors Course

31 May 2017 - 12:33pm
The research paper is a fact of life in college. If you have completed a college-level class, it’s almost guaranteed you have received a syllabus that instructed you to format a paper according to a particular academic style and directed you to turn in a double-digit-page composition citing at least three-to-five (or more) sources. While […]

From the Archives Photo Challenge Part 5

21 May 2017 - 4:30pm
The academic year has ended and summer is upon us.  For our final From the Archives post until fall, we present a campus photo that fully embodies summer.  Do you remember where on campus you could find this scene?  What’s there now?  Share your guesses and memories in the comments and check back on Thursday […]

From the Archives Photo Challenge Part 4

7 May 2017 - 4:30pm
Graduation is almost upon us, so what better time to look back at other graduations in Purdue’s past?  Here you can see Purdue students proceeding to their graduation ceremony, but can you tell where and when this photo taken?  What clues led you to your answers?  Share your ideas in the comments and check back […]

From the Archives Photo Challenge Part 3

23 April 2017 - 4:00pm
Throughout the history of Purdue, its students have created and participated in many long-running traditions. What tradition is shown in this photo, and where did this activity occur? Share your theories in the comments and check back on Friday for the reveal!

From the Archives Photo Challenge Part 2

9 April 2017 - 5:30pm
Today we share the second photograph in our From the Archives series.  This photo shows a moment that changed the face of Purdue’s campus.  What exactly is happening in this image and what was its result?  Take a close look, share your theories in the comments, and be sure to check back on Friday for […]

From the Archives Photo Challenge

27 March 2017 - 5:50am
In association with Purdue Today, we introduce our new From the Archives series, sharing glimpses of Purdue’s past through photographs from the Purdue Libraries Archives and Special Collections.  On alternating Mondays during the academic year, this feature will allow readers a chance to view a historical photograph and guess what is taking place in the […]

Grand Challenges research teams announced in Mellon grant

10 February 2017 - 1:37pm
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded $1.4M to date to support a unique approach to global grand challenges research, scholarly publishing and communication at Purdue.Purdue Scholarly Publishing, a division of Purdue Libraries, and the Purdue Policy Research Institute have announced the final proposals selected for funding under the grant “Breaking Through: Developing Multidisciplinary Solutions […]

WALC Sign in Place

1 February 2017 - 5:33pm
It’s a sign… that the new Thomas S. and Harvey D. Wilmeth Active Learning Center (WALC) will open in 2017! Located in the heart of campus, the WALC (when it opens later this year) will serve as a central location for classroom and library space. The 164,000-square-foot facility houses 27 classrooms designed for active learning. […]

“Maps and the Human Experience” Now Open in Archives and Special Collections

19 January 2017 - 11:27am
Take the opportunity to explore the history, art, and science of maps and learn more about the people who created them and the individuals who use them at the Purdue University Libraries’ “Looking Down, Looking Out, and Looking Up: Maps and the Human Experience” exhibition through June 23. The exhibition is open 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. […]

“Women of Substance National Women’s History Project Honors Those Who Formed a More Perfect Union” —guest post by author Angie Klink

31 March 2016 - 2:49pm
The Hamilton Live, an event venue in Washington, D.C., assumed a vibration of a higher order on March 19, 2016. The softly lit, lower-level space located two blocks from the White House hummed with a palpable energy, and it is only when I look back on the experience that I feel fully its life-altering import. […]

Purdue Payload Slated to Fly on First Test Flight of Orion Vehicle

4 December 2014 - 2:18pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Items representing Purdue University’s contributions to flight and space history were to fly onboard this week’s first test of Orion from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex. Purdue is the alma mater of 23 NASA astronauts. The Orion flight test, a two-orbit, four-hour flight that will test many of […]

Indiana’s first female firefighter retires, donates uniform to Purdue Libraries

30 July 2014 - 11:32am
Indiana’s first female firefighter retired on Tuesday with a crowd of friends and coworkers surrounding her as she gave her final speech. Diana Hardy left behind 36 years of firefighting – 32 of them with Purdue – on Tuesday afternoon.  Hardy paved the way for women in a traditionally male-dominated profession as the first female […]

Alumni astronaut Cernan donates mapbook from Apollo 17 lunar mission (From Purdue Today)

14 April 2014 - 3:52pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Eugene Cernan, the most recent person to walk on the moon, was recognized Thursday evening (April 10) during an invitation-only reception at Purdue’s Mackey Arena for donating an Apollo 17 Lunar Roving Vehicle mapbook to the university. The event was part of a reunion of some of Purdue’s 23 astronaut alumni […]

University Records Project to discover undocumented history (From Purdue Today)

28 March 2014 - 10:43am
University Records Project to discover undocumented history The Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center is attempting to track down undocumented Purdue history through the University Records Project. Started in March 2013, the University Records Project, a university-wide initiative supported by the provost’s office, seeks to identify records from all academic units on […]

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