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Primary Sources in Archives & Special Collections

Identifying and locating primary sources at Purdue University Archives and Special Collections and Beyond


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