Writing by Dean David Banta
James A. Woodburn, HISTORY OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY. Bloomington: Indiana University, 1940 (Chapter 1, pp. 3-25)
Federal and state legislation for the support of education-early settlements and settlers - Bloomington in 1820 - Dr. Maxwell sent unofficially to the legislature - act establishing Indiana Seminary - choice of site-Baynard R. Hall - opening of Seminary - John H. Harney - students of the day - board of visitors - Indiana College.
Banta, David Demaree, "History of Indiana University: The Seminary Period (1820-1828)" (1889). David Banta (1889-1896). 1.