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Like pearls threaded one-by-one to form a necklace, five women successively nurtured students on the Purdue University campus in America’s heartland during the 1930s to 1990s. Individually, each became a legendary dean of women or dean of students. Collectively, they wove a sisterhood of mutual support in their common—sometimes thwarted—pursuit of shared human rights and equality for all.
Dorothy C. Stratton, Helen B. Schleman, M. Beverley Stone, Barbara I. Cook, and Betty M. Nelson opened new avenues for women and became conduits for change, fostering opportunities for all people. The women also were respected throughout the United States as founding leaders of the Coast Guard Women’s Reserve (SPARS), frontrunners in the National Association of Women Deans and Counselors, and as pivotal members of presidential committees in the Kennedy and Nixon administrations.While it is focused on changing attitudes on one college campus, The Deans’ Bible sheds light on cultural change in America as a whole, exploring how each of the deans participated nationally in the quest for equality. The story rolls through the "picture-perfect," suppressive 1950s, the awakening 1960s, women’s liberation, Title IX, 1980s AIDS and alcohol epidemics, the changing mores for the disabled, and ends in the twenty-first century.
cloth / 2014 / 427 pp / 978-1557536761 / $29.95
Order no. 1373
Phillip C. Wankat and Cristina D. Farmus
This coffee-table book uses color photographs and captions to tell the story of the first one hundred years of the Purdue University School of Chemical Engineering. Formed four years after a chemical engineering curriculum was established at the University, the School grew rapidly in size and reputation. It was a leader in encouraging women and minority students to become engineers, and it produced many substantial scientific contributions. The School continues to provide expertise and solutions to the “grand challenge” problems that the world faces today, whether in energy, nanotechnology, biotechnology, health care, or advanced materials. Among its thirty faculty members, five are members of the National Academy of Engineering.
cloth / 128 pp. / 2011 / ISBN 9781557536211/ $29.95
Order No. 2947
Celebrating 125 years of Purdue Bands, this beautifully-illustrated book traces the history of Purdue University’s Department of Bands from its humble origins as a drum unit for the student army training corps to the 2010 appearance of the “All-American” Marching Band as leader of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, seen by over fifty million television viewers. It follows the lives of the organization’s members and legendary directors, such as Paul Spotts Emrick and Al G. Wright, and highlights some of the band’s iconic features, such as the “World’s Largest Drum” and its legendary twirlers; the Golden Girl; the Girl in Black; the Silver Twins; and the Goldusters.
Beyond the glitz, the story includes tragedy, such as the Halloween day train collision that claimed the lives of seventeen people in 1903, as well as groundbreaking success. But, through it all, the beat of one of the Midwest’s great treasures goes on, bringing fulfillment to its members as well as inspiration to its myriad fans.
cloth / 200 pp. / 2011 / ISBN 9781557535962 / $49.95
Order No. 2949
Richard G. Boone
Education in Indiana in the 19th century.
cloth / 454 pp. / reprint 1941 (1892) / ISBN 1-885323-46-8 / $5.00
Order No. 4029
Anthony O. Edmonds and E. Bruce Geelhoed
A narrative and interpretive history of a major institution of higher education. This publication tells the story of Ball State by focusing on the people who inhabited the institution.
cloth / 374 pp. / 2001 / ISBN 0-253-34017-9 / $29.95
Order No. 2288
A university president gives his views of the goals and problems of higher education from athletics to political correctness and tenure.
cloth / 164 pp. / 1995 / ISBN 0-253-32913-2 /
Order No. 2178
Kendal Gladish and Hester Ann Hale
This historical society fosters history education through a network of history clubs to explore and appreciate Indiana's history.
cloth / 144 pp. / 1999 / ISBN 0-87195-133-9 / $5.00
Order No. 3037
Thomas D. Hamm
Founded by Indiana Quakers in 1847, it attained collegiate rank in 1859, gaining its national position in this century as a stronghold of liberal activist and modernist Quakerism.
cloth / 448 pp. / 1997 / ISBN 0-253-33256-7 / $35.00
Order No. 2200
A compilation of photographs and history of use of Indiana's Carnegie Libraries. Dates and lists of Carnegie's contributions to Indiana libraries are included.
paper / 240 pp. / 2003 / ISBN 0-9636978-4-6 / $24.95
Order No. 2420
William Reese (ed.)
A series of studies on public schools from the crucial decades before the Civil War to the most recent efforts to reshape local schools for a postmodern society.
cloth / 226 pp. / 1998 / ISBN 0-253-33362-8 / $29.95
Order No. 2210
paper / 226 pp. / 1998 / ISBN 0-253-21154-9 / $14.95
Order No. 2211
William J. Seibold
Mr. Seibold was hired to teach at the Boy’s School in 1967. His book details the history of the institution from 1867 to today, including many pictures, land diagrams, bibliographies, teachers, and activities over the years.
paper / 207 pp. / 2004 / ISBN 0-9724033-9-6 /
Order No. 2531
Bryant F. Tolles
Essays, aimed at executive officers of historical museums, societies, and organizations, addressing concepts of leadership, greater professionalism, and principles of organizational management.
paper / 196 pp. / 1991 / ISBN 0-942063-11-2 / $18.95
Order No. 3011
George "Mac" Waller
Founded in 1855 by the Disciples of Christ as North Western Christian University, Butler University was renamed in 1877 for Ovid Butler, an attorney and abolitionist who had been the chief moving force behind the school’s creation. While "Christian faith and Christian morality as taught in the sacred Scriptures," was part of the original charter, over the years the school developed along the lines of the classic collegiate university. Now with a student body of over 3,000 in its college of liberal arts and sciences and five professional schools, Butler University is an important part of Indiana’s educational, sports, and cultural landscapes.
cloth / 505 pp. / 1996 / ISBN 0-253-34723-8 / $35.00
Order No. 2662
Herman B Wells
Herman Wells recalls his formative boyhood years in a small Indiana town, gives his views on how to run a university, and describes some of his national and international service.
cloth / 493 pp. / 1980 / ISBN 0-253-11556-6 /
Order No. 2026
Nancy Wolfe and Suzanne Stanis
At one time the National Road in Indiana, or what is now U.S. Highway 40, was the major thoroughfare across the state. Towns and businesses developed along the road as people moved west.
"This curriculum packet offers a look at the role the National Road played in Indiana's past and highlights important people and places vital to the road's history. Lessons will assist you in meeting the fourth grade social studies standards but can also be adapted for use at other grade levels. Throughout the lessons, primary source materials and documents will be used. It is our hope that the history of the National Road as presented here will enrich your students' understanding of this corridor of Indiana's past and inspire them to expand their understanding of Indiana's larger role in history."
paper / 129 pp. / 2003 /
Order No. 2598
Dani B. Pfaff
Reproductions of primary source materials from Indiana history for use across the curriculum; activities, maps, timelines, reference materials, finding aids.
paper / $0.75
Order No. 6006
Dani B. Pfaff
Reproductions of primary source materials from Indiana history for use across the curriculum; activities, maps, timelines, reference materials, finding aids. The Resource Guide provides introductions to the period and the subjects covered, including document introductions, activities, maps, timelines, reference materials, various finding aids to help match subject areas with the documents, and two supplemental related documents for each of the twenty-five packet documents.
paper / 424 pp. / ISBN 1-885323-50-6 / $8.50
Order No. 4006
Dani B. Pfaff
Document packets each consist of five document reproductions (two views each) and two supplementary sheets in an envelope. The Five document topics are Commerce, Trade, and Agriculture (Order No. 6004); Daily Life (Order No. 6005); Education (Order No. 6006); Politics (Order No. 6007); and Transportation and Communication (Order No. 6008)
Document Packet Set / 1987 / $3.00
Order No. 6009
paper / ISSN 1071-3301 / $1.00 (1-19 copies); $.30 (20 or more copies)
William W. Borden, Indiana philanthropist of New Providence, whose educational goals and scientific collections have preserved his memory.
16 pp. / 1995
Order No. 7034
1.5" / $0.50
Order No. 6105
3" / $0.75
Order No. 6106
12" / Special Order Only
Order No. 6108