About The Collection

The first series to be scanned in the Purdue University Engineering Bulletin collection is the Industrial Waste Conference.  Held from 1948 to 1997 the conference has presented cutting edge research on pollution control in an industrial setting.  For the first time users are able to keyword search the entire collection as well as search by title, and author.  We have also supplied a year by year view.  Please browse the collection and give us your comments.


Special Searches

Browse by title

Author Search
Enter the author's last name click on go.

Browse by Year

This is a work in progress, additional articles are added each week so please come back often.



Advanced Search

Use the Advanced Search to narrow your search results. We have detailed instructions for the advanced search in the help system. 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 Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center. For more information go 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 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. Michael Fosmire has given this project vision for how it can be made most useful.  Frances Christman has worked diligently to insure the accuracy of all of the data.  Jan Addison has insured that the final quality checks were done and managed the metadata for each of the projects.  Kathryn Fuhs and Divine Eguzouwa have spent countless hours scanning the technical reports.