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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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