Purdue University Archives and Special Collections

Visit the Facilities and Buildings Historic Database to learn more about history of the West Lafayette campus. Around the World in 150 Years: Purdue International Footprint on display January 10 through March 8, 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 Univeristy 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.

Visit Archives on:

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