Purdue University Archives and Special Collections

Exhibit open house Friday, July 19, 2019 from 10:00am-4:30pm.
Special exhibit viewing and scavenger hunts for all ages Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 9:00am-12:00pm.
Apollo in the Archives: Selections from the Neil A. Armstrong papers currently on display. Visit the Facilities and Buildings Historic Database to learn more about history of the West Lafayette campus.

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

Primary source materials documenting the history of psychedelic medicine. The collections illustrate how psychedelic research in the United States was carried out and facilitated (particularly from the 1950s to the 1970s), how doctors administered these substances, how patients responded to these treatments, how policy and culture affected the research, and how this area of study has been slowly emerging as a valid form of inquiry and a several-decades long period of dormancy.

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