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Primary Sources in Archives & Special Collections: ASC Overview

Identifying and locating primary sources in the Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center.

Overview of the Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center

Lawrence E. and Janet M. Hiler Reading Room

Reading Room

The mission of the Purdue University Libraries Archives and Special Collections unit 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.

Some of our collections include Purdue publications, departmental newsletters and reports, photos of campus events and buildings, newspaper articles on the University's activities, events, faculty, staff, and programs, unique archival and manuscript materials, and rare book collections.

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Reception Desk Phone: (765) 494-2839


Reference Mail:
Archives and Special Collections
Purdue University Libraries - SPEC
504 W State St
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2058

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