Purdue University Archives and Special Collections is pleased to add the Charles Pankow Foundation Collection to its collections. The addition of this collection will allow students, faculty, and staff to learn more about not only a great engineer and businessman, but a Purdue alumnus. In particular, Purdue students will find inspiration from one who once walked the very same halls. The addition of the Pankow Foundation Collection supports the mission and goals of the Archives as a center for Purdue-related research and history.

Archives and Special Collections, a division of the Purdue University Libraries, serves 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.

Please visit the Archives and Special Collections website to learn more about the history and initiatives of the archives. Visitors may browse our digital collections in e-Archives, search through our collections and rare books, view current and past exhibitions, and learn about the history of Purdue University. In addition, the Archives and Special Collections contains three specific archival concentrations—Flight and Space, Psychoactive Substances, and Womens’ Archives. Each of these archival collections underscores integral aspects of Purdue scholarship, research, and history.

To learn more about Purdue Archives and Special Collections, please contact the archives via email at or by phone at (765) 494-2839.