March 2, 2018

From the Archives revealed: Purdue Creamery

Dairy Production students working at Purdue Creamery Photo from Purdue Libraries Archives and Special Collections Download image

These Dairy Production students are working in the Purdue Creamery in Agriculture Hall, which still exists today as Pfendler Hall. In Purdue’s fully functioning dairy operation, College of Agriculture students gained practical experience making cheese, butter and ice cream. In this image, circa 1911, they are making and packaging butter, which was later sold to the public under the Purdue University Creamery label. The dairy moved to Smith Hall when it opened in 1913 and continued selling dairy products to the public until 1969. More on Purdue Creamery is available here.

The "From the Archives" photo series from Purdue Today and Purdue Libraries Archives and Special Collections will continue to share a glimpse at Purdue’s past throughout the year. More from the series can be found on the Purdue Libraries blog.

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