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Special/Personal Collections

We are fortunate many individuals, families and institutions have preserved important parts of our history.

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The following is a list of finding aids for collections that have been processed. Additional finding aids will be made available as more collections are processed.

Branam, Matt, Memorial Collection
A collection of mixed digital files and analog materials of news reports pertaining to the sudden passing of Rose-Hulman President Matt Branam on April 20, 2012, and the Memorial Service that followed.
Butler, Earle Summers, Papers 1922-1938
Various documents belonging to Earle Summers Butler, class of 1906. Includes correspondence, society membership certificates, and diplomas.
1882-Early Rose Polytechnic student and later professor.
Assorted drafting/mechanical tools belonging to John T. Harvey, class of 1928.Heminway Medals
Personal papers of Samuel Foster Hulbert, 11th President of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (1976-2004).
Mendenhall, Thomas Corwin, Memo Book1886-1893-Second President of Rose Polytechnic Institute, serving from September 1886-July, 1889.

Morgen, Ralph A., Inauguration CorrespondencePersonal papers of Ralph Alexander Morgen, President of Rose-Hulman from 1959-1961. Contains inauguration certificates and correspondence congratulating Morgen on his presidency.
Olson, Richard G. CollectionPersonal papers and belonging of Richard G. Olson, class of 1947.
Pickett, William B., Papers, 1977-1993Personal papers of William B. Pickett, Professor of History at Rose-Hulman.
Collection of artifacts belonging to Chauncey Rose (1794-1877), the founder of Rose Polytechnic Institute.
Terre Haute Moonwatch, 1958-1961Collection contains newsletters, reports, correspondence, publications, and maps of the Terre Haute Moonwatch club.
1884-Acting President from May 1920 - Fall 1924 and as the official 6th President from November 24th, 1928- September 1, 1930.
Personal notebook of Professor Carl W. Wischmeyer dated 1906. Includes sketches and notes pertaining to mechanical engineering.
Bernadette Ewen

Bernadette Ewen

Bernadette Ewen has been leading the Institute’s library services since 2012. Her career spans private industry and teaching at Indiana University. She earned her master’s degree in library science from Indiana University and a bachelor’s degree in life sciences from Indiana State University. She is also certified in copyright management and has studied multiple languages at Switzerland’s University of Fribourg.

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