Butler Digital History

Butler Digital History

This site has been put together collaboratively by Butler University students, library faculty, and staff. These exhibits and collections feature digitized items from Butler University Library.

Indiana Bicentennial

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Indiana Bicentennial

Items in the Indiana Bicentennial Collection

Emma Colbert (left) and Eliza A. Blaker (right)
Eliza A. Blaker (right), president of the Teachers College of Indianapolis (TCI), and Emma Colbert (left), dean of the TCI, stand on the steps of the TCI, circa 1915. The words "Pres. Blaker" and "Dean Colbert" are handwritten on the bottom of the…

Eliza A. Cooper Blaker
Eliza A. Blaker (born Cooper) is photographed wearing a cashmere dress trimmed in velvet when she is about eight years old. The photograph was taken by L. Horning's Photographic Rooms of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Blaker was born on March, 15, 1854,…

Eliza A. Blaker
A photographic portrait of educator Eliza A. Blaker. She was first introduced to the work of Friedrich Fröbel when she saw a demonstration of a kindergarten based on his teachings at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition. Fröbel was a…

Framed photograph of Eliza A. Blaker in the yard of the Teachers College of Indianapolis
A photographic portrait of Eliza A. Blaker standing in the yard of the Teachers College of Indianapolis (TCI). Blaker was the President of the TCI and the Superintendent of the Indianapolis Free Kindergarten and Children's Aid Society. The Society…

Eliza A. Cooper Blaker at graduation
A photograph of Eliza A. Cooper Blaker as she appeared for her speech to her graduating class at the Normal School in Philadelphia, June 1874, John Schofield, photographer. Her classmates voted her valedictorian or speaker for the class, partially…

Eliza A. Blaker
A photographic portrait of educator Eliza A. Blaker. She was first introduced to the work of Friedrich Fröbel when she saw a demonstration of a kindergarten based on his teachings at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition. Fröbel was a…

Eliza A. Blaker Room, Jordan Hall, Butler University
A photograph of the Eliza A. Blaker Room, Jordan Hall, Butler University. Decorated with reconditioned furnishings from the Teachers College of Indianapolis, the room was created by the Eliza A. Blaker Club in 1943 and was located on the second floor…

Eliza A. Blaker Room dedication ceremony, Recreation Room, Jordan Hall in 1943
The Eliza A. Blaker Club dedicated the Eliza A. Blaker Room in a 1943 ceremony. The ceremony was held in the Recreation Room in Jordan Hall, which is shown in this photograph, and afterwards, refreshments were served in the Eliza A. Blaker Memorial…

Eliza A. Blaker Room, Jordan Hall, Butler University
A photograph of the Eliza A. Blaker Room, Jordan Hall, Butler University. Decorated with reconditioned furnishings from the Teachers College of Indianapolis, the room was created by the Eliza A. Blaker Club in 1943 and located in Jordan Hall. The…

Immigrant kindergarten class in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1914
A group photograph of an immigrant kindergarten class with children from Austria, Hungary, and Russia, 1914. October 12 is written on the chalkboard. The free kindergarten was run by the Indianapolis Free Kindergarten and Children's Aid Society,…

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