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A Pictorial History of the School of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University

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 128pp / 2011 / 9781557536211/ $29.95
Order No. 2947

Heartbeat of the University: 125 Years of Purdue Bands

John Norberg

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 200pp / 2011 / 9781557535962 / $49.95
Order No. 2949

History of Education in Indiana

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

Ball State University: An Interpretive History

Anthony O. Edmonds and E. Bruce Geelhoed

Ball State University: An Interpretive History

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

The Courage to Inquire

Thomas Ehrlich

The Courage to Inquire

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 / $24.95
Order No. 2178

Historians For The Future: A History of the Indiana Junior Historical Society 1938-1998

Kendal Gladish and Hester Ann Hale

Historians for the Future

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

Earlham College: A History, 1847-1997

Thomas D. Hamm

Earlham College: A History, 1847-1997

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

Temples of Knowledge: Andrew Carnegie's Gift to Indiana

Alan McPherson

Temples of Knowledge: Andrew Carnegie's Gift to Indiana

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

 

Hoosier Schools, Past and Present

William Reese (ed.)

Hoosier Schools, Past and Present

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

 

The Hill: A History of the Indiana Boy’s School

William J. Seibold

The Hill: A History of the Indiana Boy’s School

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, bibliography, teachers, and activities over the years.

paper 207 pp. 2004 / ISBN 0-9724033-9-6 / $15.00
Order No. 2531

Leadership for the Future: Changing Directorial Roles in American History Museums and Historical Societies

Bryant F. Tolles

Leadership for the Future: Changing Directorial Roles in American History Museums and Historical Societies

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

Butler University: A Sesquicentennial History

George "Mac" Waller

Butler University: A Sesquicentennial History

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

Being Lucky

Herman B Wells

Being Lucky

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 / $29.95
Order No. 2026

 

Indiana's Main Street

Nancy Wolfe and Suzanne Stanis

Indiana's Main Street

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 / $10.00 / Order No. 2598

Broadsides: Education

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

Broadsides: Indiana, The Early Years Resource Guide

Dani B. Pfaff

Indiana, The Early Years: Resource Guide

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

Broadsides: Document Packets

Dani B. Pfaff

Indiana, The Early Years, Politics: Broadsides

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

Related Issues of The Indiana Historian

paper / ISSN 1071-3301 / $1.00 (1-19 copies); $.30 (20 or more copies)

The Borden Legacy

The Borden Legacy

William W. Borden, Indiana philanthropist of New Providence, whose educational goals and scientific collections have preserved his memory.

16 pp. 1995 / Order No. 7034

State Seal

State Seal

1.5" / $0.50 / Order No. 6105

3" / $0.75 / Order No. 6106

12" /  Special Order Only / Order No. 6108