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Purdue Libraries archives exhibit to feature Purdue, U.S. Coast Guard pioneer Dorothy Stratton

Archives and Special Collections - 9 January 2012 - 5:05pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University’s first full-time dean of women who went on to become the first female commissioned officer in the United States Coast Guard will be celebrated with an archival exhibit at Purdue.Purdue Libraries’ Division of Archives and Special Collections will feature “Behind the Mast of Women’s Leadership: Celebrating the Legacy of [...]

New Web resource to facilitate study of bond between humans and animals

Purdue Press News - 3 November 2011 - 4:35pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University Press and the School of Veterinary Medicine will develop a new online resource to further the study of the human-animal bond.The site – HABRI Central – will serve as a comprehensive bibliography and repository of scholarly material, an online publishing platform for peer-reviewed content, and a virtual collaborative community [...]

Grant provides archivist to care for Purdue Libraries’ astronaut collections

Archives and Special Collections - 2 November 2011 - 8:35am
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue Libraries will receive a $2 million grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to endow an archivist for the Neil Armstrong and Eugene Cernan archives and special collections at the university. Conrad Hilton’s son, Barron Hilton, is the retired chairman, president and CEO of Hilton Hotels Corp. An avid pilot [...]

Publishing Services a Major Growth Area for Academic Libraries

Purdue Press News - 1 November 2011 - 3:18pm
West Lafayette, IN – Publishing services provided by libraries are expanding and professionalizing, suggests a new report released by SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, on behalf of a team of researchers from the libraries of Purdue University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the University of Utah. The report is the result of [...]

Purdue Bands celebrate 125 years with exhibit, book

Archives and Special Collections - 21 September 2011 - 2:09pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – An archives exhibit and a book chronicling its history are part of the celebration for the 125th anniversary of the Purdue University Bands. The “Heartbeat of the University: 125 Years of Purdue Bands” exhibit is on display in the Purdue Libraries’ Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center through [...]

Purdue Bands celebrate 125 years with exhibit, book

Purdue Press News - 21 September 2011 - 2:09pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – An archives exhibit and a book chronicling its history are part of the celebration for the 125th anniversary of the Purdue University Bands. The “Heartbeat of the University: 125 Years of Purdue Bands” exhibit is on display in the Purdue Libraries’ Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center through [...]

New exhibit features women in aviation at Purdue

Archives and Special Collections - 21 June 2011 - 1:15pm
Over the past few years, the efforts of the Susan Bulkeley Butler Women’s Archives have allowed Archives and Special Collections (ASC) to take in intriguing collections pertaining to female aviators at Purdue. Archives and Special Collections’ newest exhibit, “Soaring to New Heights, Women in Aviation at Purdue” highlights these aviators. The exhibit runs June 11-August [...]

Press Partners with JTRP

Purdue Press News - 23 May 2011 - 9:21am
Purdue University Press has entered into a new partnership with the Joint Transportation Research Program (JTRP) to support the publication of its technical report series. Since the late 1930s, JTRP has produced a continuous stream of research reports to inform the management of transportation infrastructure in Indiana and throughout North America. The reports are also [...]

Purdue Libraries, BCC collaborate to archive university’s African-American history

Archives and Special Collections - 17 February 2011 - 10:09am
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Division of Archives and Special Collections in Purdue Libraries has developed a permanent digital timeline to document significant dates of African-American history at the university. The collection, available at http://oldsite.lib.purdue.edu/spcol/orthefirenexttime/index.html, is the result of a collaboration among Archives and Special Collections, Digital Initiatives, and Purdue’s Black Cultural Center, and is [...]

Libraries reel in film preservation grant for Gilbreth collection

Archives and Special Collections - 24 November 2010 - 1:05pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University Libraries will save 13 films in its archives that were produced by early 20th-century motion study pioneers Frank and Lillian Gilbreth, thanks to two grants from the National Film Preservation Foundation. “These unique Gilbreth materials are only available at Purdue” says Elizabeth M. Wilkinson, processing and public services archivist [...]

1943 Thanksgiving with Amelia Earhart’s mother

Archives and Special Collections - 24 November 2010 - 10:30am
What was Amelia Earhart’s mother doing on Thanksgiving of 1943? View her letter to George Palmer Putnam here.

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