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    • Purdue newsreel, 1935

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    • Introduces Purdue University by presenting views of many of the seventy-four buildings on campus, picturing the activities that take place, and featuring important personalities. Shows students participating in ROTC Corps Day, the annual Senior...
    • Purdue newsreel, 1955-1956

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    • This fall Mr. L. Freehafer was appointed University Business Manager. William Cone was named Head of Student Health Service. Jack Mollenkopf was named head coach of the football team. Campus improvements include the Intramural Gymnasium (under...
    • Purdue newsreel, 1957-1958

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    • This year, Purdue used for the first time closed circuit TV to allow teachers to reach a larger group of people. The long standing tradition of seniors creating a pair of yellow cords to be worn after the first parade lives on. (This tradition is...
    • Purdue newsreel, 1958-1959

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    • This year the band got new uniforms under Al Wright’s direction. Purdue University Agricultural Extension helped educate the public with a state-wide initiative to inform. The outstanding 4-H woman of the year was Purdue University sophomore...
    • Purdue newsreel, 1959-1960

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    • The new Heavilon Hall opened. Every student received a hearing and sight exam in the building as part of their health check. Echo free rooms were created in the building to do calibrating on audio tools. Just like every year prior, the seniors line...
    • Purdue newsreel, 1960-1961

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    • The 1960-1961 news reel depicts life as it was on Purdue’s main campus. Purdue Hall, which was originally the men’s dormitory, was deemed unsafe and was demolished. University Hall was renovated with a new interior made for classrooms instead...
    • Purdue newsreel, 1961-1962

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    • The 1961-1962 news reel depicts life as it was on Purdue’s main campus. Felix Hoss was the new director of mathematical sciences. Work on Young Hall was being conducted. The physics building was expanded. McClure Park was created to foster...
    • Purdue newsreel, 1963-1964

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    • The Purdue University Band had the honor of being the first college band to play in Radio City Music Hall. A new six-story parking garage next to the Memorial Union was under construction, as was the new “H dorm” for women. Slayter Center for...
    • Purdue newsreel, 1964-1965

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    • This year Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne was created. The Krannert building was dedicated and the Graduate House (later known as Young Hall) was completed. The Civil Engineering building was dedicated as well. The fire station next...
    • Purdue newsreel, 1965-1966

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    • This year the groundbreaking for the Purdue University North Central Campus was initiated. The civil engineering building was undergoing extensive remodeling, and plans for a new pharmacy building were unveiled. Dr. Glenn Jenkins retired as dean...
    • Purdue newsreel, 1966-1967

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    • This year Dr. George Hawkins, dean of the schools of engineering, became vice president for academic affairs. Harrison Hall was in use for the first time this year. Several Greek houses opened in Tower Acres. The newly renovated Civil Engineering...
    • Purdue newsreel, 1967-1968

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    • This year, Dr. Fredrick L. Hovde, President of Purdue University for over 23 years, was awarded a medal from the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame. Hovde also won a prestigious award from Brazil for his continual aid and development. A new...
    • Purdue newsreel, 1970

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    • Neil Armstrong received an honorary degree of Dr. of Engineering from the president and board of trustees during graduation commencement ceremonies. President Richard Nixon presented Dr. Herbert C. Brown with the Chemistry award. Purdue women...
    • Purdue newsreel, 1971

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    • Presents events of the Purdue University West Lafayette campus during the 1971 calendar year. Includes the appointment of Dr. Arthur Hansen as Purdue president; the retirement of Dr. Frederick L. Hovde after 25 years as president; renaming of the...
    • Purdue newsreel, 1974

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    • Reports on the highlights of the 1974 year at Purdue, a year of soaring economic inflation, recession, and energy problems. Portrays events from such activities as the Ag. fish fry, the Occupational Outlook Career Program for women, the NIT...
    • Purdue newsreel, 1978

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    • Presents events at the Purdue University West Lafayette Campus during the 1978 calendar year. Includes the phone-a-thon to contact Purdue alumni for donations to the University; Purdue’s worst snow and the snowbound campus; the coal miner’s...
    • Purdue newsreel, 1979

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    • Presents the 25th anniversary edition of the Purdue Newsreel, highlighting some of the events documented in the last twenty-five years, including Gala Week; the early years of Purdue; Heavilon Hall; senior cords; and the Old Oaken Bucket. Also...
    • Purdue newsreel, 1985

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    • Presents events of the Purdue University West Lafayette campus during the 1985 calendar year. Includes the NSF Grant for the Engineering schools, the new landmark dedicated to Dean Beverly Stone; dedications of the Robert E. Heine Pharmacy building...
    • Purdue newsreel, 1986

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    • Presents events at the Purdue West Lafayette campus during the 1986 calendar year. Features President Beering discussing the goals and accomplishments of the University. Includes scenes of the construction of the new engineering building, the new...
    • Purdue newsreel, 1988

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    • Takes a look at the events that took place in the 1987-88 school year at Purdue University. Some of the events covered are: Completion and dedication of the new Electrical & Materials Engineering and EEAS Buildings; renovation of Pedestrian Mall;...
    • Purdue newsreel, 1989

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    • Covers events at Purdue’s West Lafayette campus during the 1989 school year. Focuses on the construction of the new fountain and the other construction projects on campus, record enrollment of students, the two new schools of Liberal Arts and...
    • Purdue newsreel, 1990

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    • President Steven Beering proposed international development within Purdue University. Purdue celebrated the 50th anniversary of Elliott Hall of Music. Students raised $1 million during the phone-a-thon in January. Over 80,000 alumni were...
    • Purdue newsreel, 1993

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    • Highlights events at Purdue University’s West Lafayette Campus during 1993. Includes scenes from: the new Liberal Arts Building, Hillenbrand Hall, Founders Park with Loeb Fountain, destruction of Fowler Courts, addition to Lynn Hall, new sign on...
    • Purdue newsreel, 1996

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    • The 1996 news reel presents the year in review. Two female Purdue students, Lauren Nicolson and Jackie Valapaqua, won the 1996 Air Race classic, a 2,400 mile all-female air race. System-wide enrollment reached 64,000. John Blaha, an astronaut from...
    • Purdue newsreel, 1997

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    • The 1997 news reel presents the year in review. A new building was named after Roy Whistler because of his work in agricultural chemistry. Fred Ford, executive vice president and treasurer, retired after 39 years of service, replaced by Ken Burns....
    • Purdue newsreel, 1999

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    • Highlights events at Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus during 1999: Includes scenes from: Homecoming weekend where Purdue hosted 21 Astronaut Alums Including Neil Armstrong and Gene Cernan, Thomas Gray wins Grand Prix, Purdue Glee Club...
    • Purdue newsreel, 2002

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    • Highlights events at Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus during 2002. Includes: President Martin Jische announces a 1.3 Billion dollar capital campaign fund, Purdue’s largest ever; Leah Jamison is named Indiana Professor of the Year;...
    • Purdue newsreel, 2003

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    • Lists the highlights of activites at Purdue in the year 2003. The $1.3 Billion Campaign for Purdue gets new donations of $312 million in 2003 , a new computer science building is announced to be fiinished in 2006, Purdua Alums Astronaut John Blaha...
    • Purdue newsreel, 2004

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    • Dedications of new buildings included the groundbreaking of the Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering, the Burton Center in Discovery Park, and the Canine Cancer Center. Ford Dining Court and the Pao Center were completed, as was the Dauch Alumni...
    • Purdue newsreel, 2005

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    • This year, the Bindley Bioscience Building, named after William Bindley of Indianapolis, was opened along with the Birch Nanotechnology Building, named after Michael Birch. The Pao Visual Performing arts building was dedicated this year as well....
    • Purdue newsreel, 2006

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    • Highlights selected events of the calendar year 2006 at Purdue University. Building dedications included the biomedical engineering building, Lawson computer science building, and Fleischhauer radiation therapy facility for the School of Veterinary...
    • Purdue newsreel, 2007

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    • Presents events of the Purdue University West Lafayette campus during the 2007 calendar year. The Campaign for Purdue finished, raising $1.7 billion. President Jischke retired. France A. Córdova became University President. The Grand Prix,...

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