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.

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The Drift (1924).jpg

Burgess Hall is featured on the left of this color postcard and the Main Building is featured on the right. Both buildings were part of Butler University's Irvington campus where the school was located from 1875 until 1928. The postcard is printed…

A Butler University publicity photograph of the William N. Jackson Memorial Institute, 1933. Built in 1903, the building housed the Teachers College of Indianapolis. Following the 1930 merger of TCI and BU's department of education to form the BU…



Group photograph of students and teachers from an unidentified African American Indianapolis Free Kindergarten class in front of the Indianapolis Free Kindergarten and Primary Normal Training School building. The teachers are both African American…

A group photograph of unidentified students of the Teachers College of Indianapolis. An African American student is standing in the back row.

A group of women, men, and a child pose outdoors for a photograph, labeled "class of 1890." Notes on the back read "Indianapolis, Ind / about 1900 / 72 students / Blakers Kindergarten class / Indianapolis, Indiana - / 1890-1898 / Stella Card Beeman."

Photograph of Eliza A. Blaker in the yard of the Teachers College of Indianapolis, ca. 1920.

Photograph portrait of Eliza A. Blaker in an ornate frame.
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