About the Purdue University Calumet Archives and Special Collections

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Hours and Location

The Archives and Special Collections are located in room SUL236 in the southwest corner of the university library. Reading room hours are Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (Fall 2012). Other times are available by appointment. For further information call (219) 989-2530 or (219) 989-2063.


The Purdue University Calumet Archives and Special Collections mission is to identify, collect, preserve, and make accessible to researchers materials of enduring value that document the history, culture, scholarship, advancements, and achievements of the university’s faculty, staff, and students.

Closed Special Collections

All Special Collections materials housed within the Archives are non-circulating. Separate circulating copies of Special Collections manuscripts are shelved and located outside of the Archives.

Special Collections manuscripts are:

Publications by and/or about Purdue University Calumet

Manuscripts focused on Hammond, northwest Indiana, and the greater Calumet region in addition to general works on Indiana and the work of authors identified with Indiana.