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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University Libraries’ Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center recently accepted the donation of an original 16 mm film showing Amelia Earhart and her Lockheed Electra as they were being photographed by Albert Bresnik, Earhart’s official photographer. Earhart, who was a Purdue career counselor and adviser to the […]

The Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center, Purdue University Libraries, announces its inaugural Research Travel Grants program for visiting scholars. The purpose of these grants is to support the research of scholars (faculty, students, and independent researchers) whose research cannot progress satisfactorily without consulting materials onsite in the collections of the Karnes […]

2015 Annual Meeting of Society of Indiana Archivists When: Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Where: John W. Hicks Undergraduate Library, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana Society of Indiana Archivist Preconference Workshop “What Copyright Lawyers Want Archivists to Know about Copyright” presented by Donna L. Ferullo, J.D., Director of the Purdue University Copyright Office and Associate Professor of Library […]

Purdue University on Friday (Nov. 21) recognized Carol Armstrong for the gift of papers valued at more than $3.4 million from her late husband, Neil A. Armstrong, a 1955 Purdue graduate and the first person to step on the moon. Carol Armstrong, along with alumnus astronaut Gene A. Cernan, the most recent person to walk […]

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Eugene Cernan, the most recent person to walk on the moon, was recognized Thursday evening (April 10) during an invitation-only reception at Purdue’s Mackey Arena for donating an Apollo 17 Lunar Roving Vehicle mapbook to the university. The event was part of a reunion of some of Purdue’s 23 astronaut alumni […]

University Records Project to discover undocumented history The Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center is attempting to track down undocumented Purdue history through the University Records Project. Started in March 2013, the University Records Project, a university-wide initiative supported by the provost’s office, seeks to identify records from all academic units on […]

As part of the Libraries ongoing review of databases, the following has been recommended for cancellation by the subject specialist librarians: Stat!Ref. With the removal of some titles from Stat!Ref by their publishers and available alternative access to other titles, Stat!Ref has been cancelled and will no longer be available starting Nov. 25th.  Drug information […]

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN — Purdue Libraries is now sponsoring BrowZine, a new tablet application that allows users to browse, read and monitor many of the Libraries’ scholarly journals, all in a format optimized for iPads, Android tablets, and Kindle Fire HDs. Users can mark journals to follow and will receive push notifications when new issues […]

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A key document ensuring that Purdue University would flourish during its formative years became part of Purdue University archives on Saturday (Sept. 7). A Release of Mortgage – a document filed when a loan has been paid in full – from the estate of university founder John Purdue was presented during […]

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University Libraries is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the creation of its Special Collections through a special exhibit on display through Dec. 30. The exhibit, in the Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center on the fourth floor of Stewart Center’s Humanities, Social Science and Education Library, traces […]