Archives Photograph Collection

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title:

Seal of Indiana University

image number:

P0026871

description:

This is the first rendering of the Indiana University seal. It appears on page 97 of the July 21, 1841 manuscript minutes of the Board of Trustees.

Note the mistake of "1830" in the founding date; the founding date of I.U. is 1820.

In the minutes of the IU Board of Trustees for March 25, 1884 can be found the following, in full: "The question of date on the University Seal was brought to the notice of the Board. After discussing the old date (1830) and the date of the organization of the Indiana Seminary (1820), the Organization of the Indiana College (1828), and the Indiana University (1838), it was argued by general counsel to fix the date of the seal at 1820 , the other devices to remain as in the former seal.:

date taken:

1841 July 21

copyright owner:

Indiana University

corporate name:

Board of Trustees

topic:

Logos, I.U.

topic:

Logos, I.U. (Seal)

topic:

Firsts

topic:

Art

topic:

Drawings

topic:

Renderings

city:

Bloomington

state:

Indiana

series:

Groups