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Your Story Is Purdue’s History! Purdue Libraries Hosting Digital History Harvest for Homecoming 2018

July 24th, 2018

At the Purdue University 2018 Homecoming Celebration, Purdue University Libraries invites you to share your treasured Purdue University memories and preserve them for posterity in the first-ever Digital History Harvest hosted by Purdue Libraries.

Purdue University Alumni are invited to bring their Purdue-related papers, objects, texts, and other materials or memorabilia back to campus for Homecoming 2018. Then, please join us from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21 in the Humanities, Social Science, and Education (HSSE) Library (first floor) in Stewart Center, where Purdue Libraries personnel will help alumni digitally preserve these materials.

After Purdue Libraries’ personnel capture the materials through scanning, we will store them in a digital archive and make them visible to the public. Because we digitize the materials, you will keep your original papers and objects.

This event is open free to Purdue alumni.

For more information, contact Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities Matt Hannah at

Your Story Is Purdue's History! Purdue Libraries' Digital History Harvest - Homecoming 2018