About the Collection

This collection of images tells the story of Purdue’s colleges and departments. There are many historical documents and images relating to the Colleges of Agriculture, Engineering, Technology, Liberal Arts, Pharmacy, Nursing and Health Sciences, and Veterinary Medicine. There are also images that relate to the Cooperative Extension Service.  You may browse the entire collection or search by College or Department.  Related collections are the Purdue Pharmacist, The SVM Report and the Krannert Magazine.

Browse by College/School
Browse by Department

Advanced Search

Use the Advanced Search to narrow your search results. We have detailed instructions for the advanced search in the help system. The help system is also available from the Advanced Search page. When creating your search, limit your search to one or more of the collections found in the drop-down menu used for browsing collections.

Digitization Standards

The Digital Initiatives group has established standards for all of the scanning projects that are undertaken by the Purdue University Libraries. For more information go to the Digital Initiatives Project Manual.

Copyright Information

The contents of The Purdue University Libraries e-Archives are protected by the copyright laws of the United States of America and by applicable international laws and treaties. No portion of this content may be reproduced in any form, or by any means, without the prior written consent of the Purdue University. To obtain reproduction consent, please complete our duplication form. Send the completed, signed form to Shauna Borger. Requests are accepted via U.S. mail, FAX or e-mail. See the form for contact information.

Saving and printing in PDF format

To help you in your research many documents come with a PDF copy that you may download to your local drive. If the drop-down menu has an entry that refers to a print version (see below) then you will be able to download a PDF copy.


In the upper left hand corner select complete print version and press go. The document will then display in the window as a PDF. You can easily save the PDF and print from that version.

About us

There are numerous people that have been involved with several of the collections. Sammie Morris has given the staff the vision to focus on disseminating Purdue history to a larger audience. Numerous student employees have diligently scanned the photographs and documents. Carl Snow assumed overall management of each of the projects. Shauna Borger, Digital Collections Coordinator, created descriptive metadata for this project. Jan Addison insured that the final quality checks were done and managed the metadata for each of the projects.

If you are interested in learning more about any of these collections, please see our contact information.  If you have questions about the project workflow or technical questions about the hardware or software contact the Digital Initiatives Group.