About the Purdue Pharmacist

The Purdue Pharmacist has been published continuously since 1924.  It chronicles the history of what is now named the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences from its early years to the present, varying over time between student and faculty editors.  Major innovations developed by the faculty were often reported alongside student and alumni achievements and other campus activities pertaining to the school. The early issues, with a photograph of the school building on the cover,  provide a historical image of how the campus has changed.  The journal itself offers a visual timeline of the long history of the school from the initial use of text and pen and ink drawings to full color photographs

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There are numerous people that have been involved with several of the collections.Vicki Killion provided the inspiration for this project that has lead to this product. 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 thePurdue Pharmacist..