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Albert Homer Purdue Papers

Identifier: MC 327

Scope and Content Note

These papers consist of photocopies of Purdue's Tennessee Geological Survey notebooks. The titles for each notebook came from Purdue and/or the Tennessee Department of Conservation. The original copies are in the holdings of the Tennessee Department of Conservation, Division of Geology in Nashville, Tennessee.


  • 1911-1918


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

Albert Homer Purdue (1861-1917) was born near Yankeetown, Indiana. After graduating from Indiana State Normal School in 1886, Purdue taught school in Missouri and New Mexico. In 1892 and 1893 Purdue worked under J. C. Branner, the State Geologist of Arkansas. From 1896 to 1912, Purdue was the Head Professor of the Geology and Mining Department at the University of Arkansas. From 1912 until his death in 1917, Purdue was the State Geologist of Tennessee.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged chronologically.

Acquisition Information

The Albert Homer Purdue Papers were donated to the Special Collections Department by Edward T. Luther of the Tennessee Department of Conservation (Nashville, Tennessee) on January 1, 1979.

Processing Information

Processed by Anthony J. Wappel; completed in November 1988.

Albert Homer Purdue Papers
Anthony J. Wappel
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

University of Arkansas Libraries
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Fayetteville AR 72701 United States
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