Purdue places 100 years of collections on display

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Purdue University is celebrating 100 years of its efforts to acquire special collections by putting some historic items on display.

The Journal & Courier reports among the items visitors can see are class notes from astronaut Neil Armstrong, an alumnus of the school, aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart's flight helmet and the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoon created by alumnus John T. McCutcheon. The earliest collections include the personal papers and libraries of two of Purdue's noted authors, Board of Trustees member Charles Major and alumnus George Ade.

The items will be on display for the next two months on the fourth floor of Purdue's Humanities, Social Science, and Education Library.

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