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Celebrating university presses and their staffs, hindsight is 20/20

Purdue Press News - 14 June 2019 - 2:18am
This blog post takes part in a blog tour hosted by the Association of University Presses (AUPresses) in recognition and respect of the sudden passing of the University of Virginia Press director Mark Saunders. As our professional organization gathered this week in Detroit for our annual meeting, search on Twitter with #WeAreUP to read more […]

The Life and Legacy of Philip Roth

Purdue Press News - 28 May 2019 - 11:09am
  Philip Roth Studies is a peer-reviewed semiannual journal published by Purdue University Press in cooperation with the Philip Roth Society. The journal publishes writing pertaining entirely or in part to Philip Roth, his fiction, and his literary and cultural significance. Philip Roth Studies Volume 15, Issue 1, out this month, will be the final issue for […]

1903 Wright Flyer Fabric Lands at Purdue Archives

Archives and Special Collections - 27 May 2019 - 9:00am
Located in the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections (ASC), the Barron Hilton Flight and Space Exploration Archives collection was created to document and preserve Purdue University’s relationship to flight and space exploration. In the history of flight and space, there are two monumental events that stand out: one was the Wright Brothers’ achievement of […]

New Purdue Archives Online Exhibit Aims to Expand Overlooked Areas of Purdue History

Archives and Special Collections - 17 May 2019 - 2:41pm
Every story has untold pieces. Purdue University Archives and Special Collections contains millions of stories in the many papers, books, objects, items, and other memorabilia carefully preserved and stored there. Yet, it does not hold them all—particularly those that may have not been “judged to be…important,” as noted in the introduction of the new online […]

Bringing the Archives to Life

Purdue Press News - 6 May 2019 - 4:32pm
Purdue at 150: A Visual History of Student Life by David M. Hovde, Adriana Harmeyer, Neal Harmeyer, and Sammie L. Morris with a Foreword by Drew and Brittany Brees tells Purdue’s story through rare images, artifacts, and words. The authors culled decades of student papers from scrapbooks, yearbooks, letters, and newspapers to historical photographs and memorabilia […]

Bringing the Archives to Life

Archives and Special Collections - 6 May 2019 - 4:32pm
Purdue at 150: A Visual History of Student Life by David M. Hovde, Adriana Harmeyer, Neal Harmeyer, and Sammie L. Morris with a Foreword by Drew and Brittany Brees tells Purdue’s story through rare images, artifacts, and words. The authors culled decades of student papers from scrapbooks, yearbooks, letters, and newspapers to historical photographs and memorabilia […]

Purdue University Press Giant Leaps Celebration Sale – May 6 Only

Purdue Press News - 6 May 2019 - 5:00am
In celebration of Purdue’s 150th Anniversary on May 6, Purdue University Press is offering a special Giant Leaps Celebration Sale featuring two new books on the University’s history: Ever True: 150 Years of Giant Leaps at Purdue University and Purdue at 150: A Visual History of Student Life. Take 50% off each book by ordering […]

Celebrating 150 Years of Giants Leaps

Purdue Press News - 29 April 2019 - 4:22pm
“The history of Purdue University is the story of people. They aren’t flat and lifeless, one-dimensional figures staring at us from paintings and black-and-white photographs. They are people who lived and breathed, laughed and cried. They succeeded and they failed, and to understand what they did for Purdue and why requires knowing them as friends, […]

A “Notorious” Q&A with Julien Gorbach

Purdue Press News - 27 March 2019 - 9:07am
In his new book The Notorious Ben Hecht: Iconoclastic Writer and Militant Zionist (Purdue University Press March 2019), Julien Gorbach examines the life of great twentieth-century screenwriter, playwright, and activist Ben Hecht. Gorbach treats Hecht’s activism during the 1940s as the central drama of his life. His new book details the story of how Hecht earned admiration as […]

A Closer Look at Neil Armstrong’s Giant Leaps through New Apollo Exhibition

Archives and Special Collections - 18 March 2019 - 2:00pm
  Courtesy of Purdue News Service The public will have a chance to get a closer glimpse into Purdue alumnus Neil Armstrong’s life through an exhibition presented by Purdue Archives and Special Collections. “Apollo in the Archives: Selections from the Neil A. Armstrong Papers” opens March 18 and runs through Aug. 16. The exhibition commemorates […]

Preserving Agricultural History in the Midwest

Purdue Press News - 14 March 2019 - 7:59am
Many parts of history would be easily forgotten if we did not have those who are committed to recording it. “When I started, much of the historical information wasn’t available.” recalls Purdue professor Fred Whitford. Now, after authoring more than 250 research, extension, and regulatory publications, delivering over 5,800 presentations to a wide array of […]

“That Sheep May Safely Graze” – A Q&A with Author David Sherman

Purdue Press News - 7 March 2019 - 10:49am
That Sheep May Safely Graze (March 2019, Purdue University Press), by David Sherman, brings light to the human story of Afghanistan, the disruptive impact that decades long conflict has had on rural Afghans, their culture, and the timeless relationship they share with their land and their animals. The book describes the story of one of the […]

Who was Ben Hecht? What you need to know about the “Notorious” Screenwriter

Purdue Press News - 28 February 2019 - 8:39am
Born on this day 125 years ago, Ben Hecht is one of American history’s most complicated and compelling figures. Here’s what you need to know to become familiar with the prolific screenwriter and activist.     Hecht is one of the most prolific screenwriters in history.   In 1967 The New Yorker critic Pauline Kael […]

Remembering the Fire, which Paved the Way for Future Giant Leaps

Purdue Press News - 27 January 2019 - 5:30am
On July 20, 1969, the world watched as Neil Armstrong took humankind’s first steps on the moon. This giant leap instantly became the defining moment in space history. There were now American footprints on the moon, fulfilling the late President John F. Kennedy’s promise to do so by the end of the decade. NASA’s accomplishment […]

Purdue Archives New Exhibit Celebrates International Students’ Contributions to Purdue’s 150-Year History

Archives and Special Collections - 14 January 2019 - 3:46pm
A new Purdue Archives and Special Collections exhibit that focuses on the experience of international students at Purdue University throughout the institution’s history is open! “Around the World in 150 Years: Purdue International Footprint” highlights a variety of cultures, countries, activities, and time periods represented in the holdings of Archives and Special Collections, with a […]

Purdue University Press – 2018 in Review

Purdue Press News - 21 December 2018 - 4:11pm
2018 was a great year at Purdue University Press, highlighted by a full slate of scholarly and trade books, as well as several journals that were released during our Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter seasons. In May of 2018 we welcomed Clarence Maybee as a new series editor for the Purdue Information Literacy Handbooks, and in November we welcomed […]

Travel Back in Time with Purdue Archives’ New Online Building Database

Archives and Special Collections - 28 November 2018 - 8:50am
Courtesy of Abbey Nickel, Purdue Marketing and Media Imagine being able to open a time capsule with just a click of a button. The newly launched Purdue Campus Facilities and Buildings Historic Database allows users to take a closer look at the metamorphosis of Purdue’s buildings over the years that goes beyond just maps and […]

Q&A with author Jay Michaelson

Purdue Press News - 27 November 2018 - 10:21am
To prepare for the release of the 36.3 issue of Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies, Purdue University Press interviewed contributor Jay Michaelson about religion, writing, and more.  Michaelson is an affiliated assistant professor at Chicago Theological Seminary, where his work focuses on the intersection of queer studies and Jewish theology. His scholarly publications […]

Celebrate the History of Purdue Libraries at Nov. 8 Event in HSSE Library

Archives and Special Collections - 6 November 2018 - 9:40am
“A Look Back” is a new exhibit in the Humanities, Social Science, and Education (HSSE) Library that pays tribute to Purdue University’s first Library in University Hall. The event “Celebrating the History of Purdue Libraries”–to highlight the display and commemorate Purdue Libraries’ history–is set from 3-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 in the Periodical Reading Room […]

Purdue Libraries Establishes Open Access Fund to Support Purdue Researchers’ OA Publishing Pursuits

Open Access - 26 October 2018 - 8:00am
Purdue University Libraries has established an Open Access Publishing Fund to support Purdue faculty, students, and staff (on the West Lafayette campus) who wish to publish their research in fully Open Access journals. According to Scholarly Publishing Specialist Nina Collins, individuals may apply for up to $2,000 to offset charges to publish in scholarly peer-reviewed […]