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.

Founder's Week 2021

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Founder's Week 2021

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Photograph of the University Building on Butler University's College Avenue campus
This photograph shows the main and only building on Butler University's first campus. At the time of construction, the University went by its original name, North Western Christian University, which it used from 1855 until 1877. Located near theā€¦

The 1850 Indiana State charter for North Western Christian University
First charter 1856 "of the North-Western Christian University, and an ordinance for the government for the institution" ; also the revisions of 1903, 1921, 1941, and 1958. Later revisions may be added.

Architect's drawing of the original building for North Western Christian University
Architect's drawing of the original building for North Western Christian University, to be built at what is now College Avenue and 13th St. Only the west wing of the building was completed.

Eliza A. Blaker, circa 1860
Eliza A. Blaker (born Cooper)is photographed wearing a cashmere dress trimmed in velvet; she is about eight years old. Photograph taken by L. Horning's Photographic Rooms, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Eliza A. Blaker, circa 1874:
A photogaph of Eliza A. Cooper as she appeared for her speech to her graduating class at the Normal School in Philadelphia, 1874. The dress was made by her mother and a friend.
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