Document Type

Writing by Dean David Banta

Publication Date


Publication Citation

James A. Woodburn, HISTORY OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY. Bloomington: Indiana University, 1940 (Chapter 2, pp. 26-53)


Report on general state educational plan - Governor Ray's support - charge of sectarianism - conditions prior to change from Seminary to College - the state in I828 - educational progress - newspapers - New Harmony - Bloomington in 1828 - the College in I828 - election of president - Wylie's visit to Indiana - Wylie's solicitation of gifts of books in East - arrival of the first president.


Speech delivered as the Foundation Day address, on January 20, 1890, in the Old College chapel.

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

the digitized copy contained here is from the above 1940 publication