Traditions

“A University of Tradition: The Spirit of Purdue, Second Edition”  —  On Sale NOW!

“A University of Tradition: The Spirit of Purdue, Second Edition”

Compiled by the Purdue Reamer Club

A University of Tradition is a fascinating compilation of history, traditions, pictures, and facts from the founding days to the present of Purdue University.  Covering all aspects of Purdue, from the origin of the nickname Boilermakers to a chronological list of all buildings ever constructed on the West Lafayette, Indiana campus, this book is a treasure.

A wealth of facts on sports, student, academic, and campus traditions, as well as biographical information on all the university presidents and many of the integral members of Purdue’s family, including David Ross, Neil Armstrong, Eliza Fowler, Jack Mollenkopf, Helen Schleman, Amelia Earhart, and many more.  A University of Tradition spotlights many items that will spark the memories of any Purdue alumnus or fan.  No matter if you were in the All-American Marching Band, lived in the Quad, participated in Grand Prix, wrote for the Purdue Exponent, or if you were on campus when the Boilermakers won the 1967 Rose Bowl, this book with be something you will appreciate and enjoy.

The Purdue Reamer Club is a student organization at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.  The Club was founded in 1923 and is dedicated to fostering the observance of school traditions, supporting all sporting events, and aiding in the development of proper school spirit.  They are also the caretakers of the Boilermaker Special, the official mascot of Purdue University.

“A University of Tradition: The Spirit of Purdue, Second Edition” can be purchased at either:
Amazon.com
or
Purdue Press  (receive a 20% discount by entering the code PURDUE20 at checkout)

Know a tradition we forgot?  Have some trivia not included in the book?
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