Exhibition shows growth of West Lafayette campus since 1869

WEST LAFAYETTE (AP) — A newly opening exhibition by Purdue Libraries highlights the physical growth and evolution of the university’s West Lafayette campus from its establishment in 1869.

Purdue says exhibition dubbed “Building Purdue: 150 Years of the West Lafayette Campus,” is on display through Dec. 14. Digital archivist Neal Harmeyer, who curated the exhibition, says it shows selected maps, photographs, documents and artifacts that tell the story of campus — with a focus on its construction — as Purdue nears its sesquicentennial next year.

The exhibition is located in Archives and Special Collections, on the fourth floor of the Humanities, Social Science, and Education Library at the west end of Stewart Center. Exhibition hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, and it is free and open to the public.