Purdue University Archives and Special Collections

Visit the Facilities and Buildings Historic Database to learn more about history of the West Lafayette campus. Apollo in the Archives: Selections from the Neil A. Armstrong papers on display March 18 through August 16, 2019.

Collecting Areas

Barron Hilton Flight and Space Exploration Archives

Preserving the history of flight and space exploration as experienced by Purdue University alumni, educators, and researchers in engineering, aeronautics, and astronautics.

Betsy Gordon Psychoactive Substances Research Collection

The international history of psychoactive substances and their benefits to medicine and healing.

Susan Bulkeley Butler Women's Archives

Documenting the pioneering women who helped shape Purdue and Indiana history.

About the Archives

The mission of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, a division of Purdue University Libraries, is to support the discovery, learning, and engagement goals of Purdue University by identifying, collecting, preserving, and making available for research records and papers of enduring value created or received by the University and its employees.

To help with this Mission, donations are key to the future of the Archives. To learn more about donating materials to the Archives, please see our transfer guidelines.

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Additional Info

(765) 494-2839
Physical Address: 

Stewart Center, 4th floor of HSSE library 504 W. State Street West Lafayette, IN 47907

Mailing Address: 

Purdue University Archives and Special Collections 504 W. State Street West Lafayette, IN 47907-2058