Document Type

Writing by Dean David Banta

Publication Date


Publication Citation

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.


Speech delivered as the Foundation Day address, on January 21, 1889, in the Old College chapel.

Later published, 1 Indiana University Alumni Quarterly 142 (January 1914) and then reprinted in, History of Indiana University, Bloomington: Indiana University, 1940.

The digitized copy contained here is from the above 1940 publication.