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Purdue newsreel, 1960-1961

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Purdue ID NumberPV00007
TitlePurdue newsreel, 1960-1961
Other TitlePurdue University newsreel, 1960-61
DescriptionThe 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 of a library. A new four lane road named Salem Street spans the distance from Lafayette to West Lafayette. A new water tower was erected by the parking wall.
Description ContinuedA new power plant was built southeast of campus. Herrick Laboratories was dedicated this year for use by agricultural and engineering researchers, along with the new student health center. In the Stewart Center a mural was donated by R.B. Stewart, and Walter Scholer to represent Purdue's land grant heritage. BMS 3 was presented to the University from General Motors. Gus Grissom, astronaut and Purdue graduate, was chosen to be the second man to fly into outer space. A new airplane hanger and a 400 foot runway was created at the Purdue airport.
Date of Original1961
SubjectsPurdue University
Genre (TGM)Newsreels
RepositoryPurdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
CollectionPurdue University Newsreels
File Name19601961.flv
RightsCourtesy of Purdue Alumni Association; copyright Purdue University
Date Digitized9/08/2006
Newsreel Location
URI ark:/34231/c6cv4gtk
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