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Indiana University President's Office records, 1820-1851

A Guide to the Records at the Indiana University Archives

Processed by Kristen R. Walker; revised by Philip C. Bantin

Summary Information

Repository
Indiana University Office of University Archives and Records Management
1320 East Tenth Street
Herman B Wells Library E460
Bloomington, IN 47405-7000
Phone: 812-855-1127
Email: archives@indiana.edu
http://www.libraries.iub.edu/archives

Creator
Indiana University. President.

Title
Indiana University President's Office records, 1820-1851

Collection No.
C207

Extent
1 cubic foot

Language
Materials are in English.

Abstract
Andrew Wylie assumed the position as the first president of Indiana College in 1829. He died on 11 November 1851 of pneumonia, which he developed after accidentally cutting his leg while chopping wood. The collection is comprised of correspondence files, speeches, and administrative files from Wylie's presidential tenure.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Advance notice is required.

Historical Note

Andrew Wylie, the first president of Indiana University, was born on 12 April 1789, on a farm in western Pennsylvania. The son of an Irish immigrant, Wylie was brought up in a Scots-Irish Presbyterian household where education, religion, and discipline were instilled deeply into the young man’s psyche. Before entering Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, at the age of fifteen, Wylie helped his father farm the land and took classes at the public schools in the area as the seasons permitted. Wylie’s mother also supplemented his education.

Wylie graduated with honors from Jefferson College in 1810 at the top of his class. Promptly after graduation Wylie began tutoring at the college, and in a relatively short amount of time Wylie made a reputation for himself as one of the most gifted scholars in the east. This led to Wylie being unanimously elected president of Jefferson College by the Board of Trustees a mere two years after graduating from the school. Sometime during this period Wylie was ordained as a Presbyterian minister.

In 1817, Wylie resigned his position at Jefferson College and became the president of Washington College in Washington, Pennsylvania, in an attempt to unify the two Presbyterian schools which were only located about seven miles away from one another. The attempt to unite the two colleges failed when the board members of Washington College and Wylie clashed on the terms of the unification. Wylie resigned as president of Washington College in December of 1828 when he realized he no longer had the full support of the college's Board of Trustees. During his presidency at Washington College, Wylie received his D.D. (Doctor of Divinity) from Union College in 1825.

In 1828, Indiana Seminary was undergoing the transformation to Indiana College and Wylie was contacted about becoming president of the fledgling institution. After being continuously courted by the faculty and other officials of the college, the Indiana College Board of Trustees elected Wylie president in 1829. Wylie, his wife Margaret, and his growing family moved to Bloomington to assume his new duties as the first president of Indiana College on 29 October 1829.

When Wylie arrived he not only served as president but was also an instructor. One of the first things he did was change the curriculum and the student body structure. The institution adopted the "One-Study Plan," adding both a junior and senior class. It outlined that the freshman and half of the sophomore year be dedicated to the study of Greek and Latin. In the second half of the sophomore year and the entire junior year, mathematics and some "natural sciences" were to be the main course of study. In the senior year, all students studied philosophy, Christianity, constitutional law, political economy, and literary criticism under the watchful eye of Wylie himself. When classes at the college opened December 1829, Baynard Hall and John Harney had the responsibility of teaching the other three classes with a total enrollment of forty students. During the remaining years of Wylie’s presidency the curriculum changed very little.

During the first years of Wylie’s administration the biggest scandal of Wylie’s presidency was born. The events of 1832 were so tumultuous that they almost resulted in the death of the college. The scandal, christened the "Faculty War of 1832," began in the spring of that year when a representative of the student temperance society, Samuel Givens, asked Wylie if he could speak either first or last at the student oration presentations. Wylie agreed, but was later preoccupied by a troublemaking carpenter at the site of the orations and forgot his promise to the young man. He called upon Givens to speak second and Givens, outraged by Wylie recanting his word, refused to speak. That following Saturday morning in the chapel Wylie called upon Givens to explain his behavior to the assembled faculty and student body. He explained that Wylie had reneged on a promise and that he did not want his speech mixed up with the others. Wylie apologized and explained that he had to deal with an unruly carpenter at the Presbyterian Church where the orations were held. He asked the boy if faced with the same situation again would he behave in the same manner. The young man responded with a "yes," and Wylie denounced him as a "very mean man." Upon this declaration the present faculty, Harney and Hall, entered into the fray causing Wylie to lecture them in front of the student body. Hall and Harney in turn denounced the president as a liar and spy.

The events surrounding the oration were in essence the final event which brought about the complete degeneration of an already failing relationship between the faculty members and the president. Harney and Hall were at odds with Wylie over the new curriculum and the methods used to teach it almost from the beginning of Wylie’s presidency. Complicating the situation was the fact that Wylie was a rigid, uncompromising man. The power struggle ended with Wylie retaining his position and with Hall resigning and Harney being dismissed.

Adding to the difficulties faced by the college was an outbreak of Asiatic cholera in August 1833. The disease struck very quickly forcing people to flee from Bloomington by whatever means they could manage. Classes were cancelled and the students sent home after one of the students died of the disease. Classes did not resume until September after the epidemic had run its course and the new faculty thought it safe for the students to return.

Not long after the fires of the first scandal burned themselves out another scandal erupted. In 1838 the college became a university , and Wylie was re-elected president at that time. However, in 1839, William C. Foster, an officer of the board of trustees, brought charges against Wylie, accusing him of abuse of trust. After being investigated by the members of the board of trustees, Wylie was exonerated of the charges. In the end the scandal cost the university three more professors and a drop in enrollment. During his twenty-two year administration Wylie had to defend himself four times against charges brought against him. He was cleared of any wrong doing each time.

Many of the problems of the fledgling university were grounded in the sectarianism that pervaded the Bloomington community and the state government in general. Simply put, it was the Presbyterians vs. the Methodists as was best exemplified by the Faculty War of 1832. With the exception of enrollment, no real growth occurred in the first 30 years of the university’s existence until all of the perceived sectarians were either removed or died. As a result of the political strife surrounding the university, talk swirled between 1840 and 1850 of moving the university up to Indianapolis to a "more receptive audience." In 1841 the University Board of Trustees was disbanded, and the restriction stating each county in Indiana could have no more than two members of their community represented on the board at any one time was introduced. This restriction helped to end the sectarianism or the "Bloomington Divide" which adversely affected the university.

Andrew Wylie died on 11 November 1851 of pneumonia, a complication that he developed after accidentally cutting his leg while chopping wood.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into three series: Correspondence, Speeches and addresses, and Administrative files.

Scope and Content Note

The Presidential records of Indiana University's first President, Andrew Wylie, have been organized into three separate series. All of the material has been processed down to the item level and is arranged chronologically and then alphabetically, when appropriate.

The Correspondence series spans the period from 1828-1848 with the bulk of the correspondence dating from the years 1828 to 1830 and 1838 to 1841. Prominent subjects documented in the correspondence series are the process of recruiting Andrew Wylie for the presidency of Indiana College and the investigation of charges brought against Wylie by William Foster and others in the late 1830s and early 1840s. Prominent correspondents in this series include David Maxwell, Baynard Hall, and William Foster. For correspondence pertaining to Wylie's personal life please refer to Collection C1.

The Speeches and addresses series span the period from 1829 to 1851. The series is mainly comprised of the Baccalaureate addresses Wylie delivered during graduation exercises from 1833 to 1851. The series also includes Wylie’s Inaugural address. For Wylie's religious sermons and classroom lectures, please see Collection C1.

The Administrative files is the largest series and spans the years from 1820 to 1851. Prominent subjects or types of documents in this series include: reports from the Board of Trustees and various other IU committees; accounts of the so-called "Faculty War" of the 1830s, registers or lists of land in Monroe County sold to Indiana College, documents relating to the investigation of Andrew Wylie in the late 1830s and early 1840s, and receipts and vouchers for payments to IU faculty or other claimants.

Separated Material

Family letters were pulled from this collection and interfiled into collections C202, the Theophilus A. Wylie papers, and C203, the Wylie Family collection.

Related Material

See also collections C1, Andrew Wylie papers; C202, Theophilus A. Wylie papers; and C203, the Wylie Family collection.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information
Accessions 0748, 97/066, 0286, and 1053.
Usage Restrictions
Copyright interests for this collection have been transferred to the Trustees of Indiana University. For more information, contact the Indiana University Archivist.
Preferred Citation
[Item], Indiana University President's Office records, Collection C207, Office of University Archives and Records Management, Indiana University, Bloomington.
Processing Information
Processed by Kristen R. Walker

Completed in 2003.


Series: Correspondence, 1828-1848 

Box 1 Baynard R. Hall to Andrew Wylie, 7 May 1828 

Regarding presidency of Indiana College.

(Typescript)

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David H. Maxwell to Andrew Wylie, 7 May 1828 

Regarding presidency of Indiana College.

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David H. Maxwell to Andrew Wylie, 5 June 1828 

Regarding presidency of Indiana College.

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John Hopkins Harney to Andrew Wylie, 4 July 1828 

Regarding conditions at Indiana College.

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David H. Maxwell to Andrew Wylie, 5 November 1828 

Regarding presidency of Indiana College.

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Baynard R. Hall to Andrew Wylie, 6 November 1828 

Regarding acceptance of position as president of Indiana College.

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David H. Maxwell to Andrew Wylie, 8 December 1828 

Regarding presidency of Indiana College.

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Thomas Baird to Andrew Wylie, 11 December 1828 

Baird was a member of the Board of Trustees of Washington College.

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John Hopkins Harney to Andrew Wylie, 17 December 1828 

Regarding conditions at Indiana College.

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David H. Maxwell to Andrew Wylie, 18 December 1828 

Regarding presidency of Indiana College.

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Baynard R. Hall to Andrew Wylie, 7 April 1829 

Regarding confirmation of acceptance of presidency of Indiana College.

(Typescript)

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David H. Maxwell to Andrew Wylie, 11 April 1829 

Regarding presidency of Indiana College.

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Board of Directors of the American Education Society to Andrew Wylie, 27 June 1829 

Regarding appointment to the Rules of Examining Committee.

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William Pope to Andrew Wylie, 28 July 1836 

"Doc. B"

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Andrew Wylie to Samuel Merrill, 1 November 1837 

(Typescript – Copy of letter sent to J.A. Woodburn from Charles W. Moores in 1916.)

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T.A. Howard to Andrew Wylie, 17 November 1837  [image]View item(s)

William C. Foster to Andrew Wylie, 22 May 1838 

Regarding invoices for books.

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Andrew Wylie to W.C. Foster, 28 May 1838 

Regarding invoices for books.

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William C. Foster to Andrew Wylie, 28 May 1838  [image]View item(s)

A. Alexander to Andrew Wylie, 15 September 1838 

Regarding price of books purchased from Whitham.

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Andrew Wylie to David Maxwell requesting the names and addresses of members of the Board of Trustees, circa 1830s  [image]View item(s)

E.M. Huntington to Andrew Wylie, 24 April 1840 

Regarding appointment to the Board of Trustees.

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Andrew Wylie to James Cravens and other members of the Investigating Committee, 30 September 1840  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to James Cravens and other members of the Investigating Committee, 1 October 1840  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to the Board of Trustees, ca. 1839-1840 

Regarding a petition submitted by four members of the Trustees to the State of Indiana legislature.

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David McDonald to Andrew Wylie, 11 January 1841 

Regarding speaking engagements and the state of the University.

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Samuel Filling to Andrew Wylie, 22 March 1841  [image]View item(s)

S. Brandon to Andrew Wylie, 11 July 1841 

Regarding an appointment to preach in the College Chapel.

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A letter referring to the donation of minerals to the University written to Andrew Wylie and the Board of Trustees from Worthington B. Williams, 4 September 1841 

"Doc. B"

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R.C. Foster to Andrew Wylie (?), 29 January 1843 

Regarding financial and salary matters.

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H.M. Painter to Andrew Wylie, 29 June 1846  [image]View item(s)

Edward Bonham to Andrew Wylie, 3 October 1847  [image]View item(s)

Letter of recommendation for Davis Batterton written by Andrew Wylie, 21 August 1848 

(Copy from an unknown source.)

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Series: Speeches and addresses, 1829-1851 

Box 1 Inaugural Address of Andrew Wylie, 29 October 1829 

(Published version)

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"A Discourse on Education, Delivered Before the Legislature of the State of Indiana at the Request of the Joint Committee on Education, " 17 January 1830 

(Published version)

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"An Address Delivered to the Graduates in Indiana College, at the Late Commencement, " 1833 

(Published version)

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"Baccalaureate, Delivered at the Fifth Commencement of Indiana College, " 24 September 1834 

(Published version)

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"Baccalaureate, Delivered to the Senior Class in the Chapel of Indiana College, " 25 September 1836 

(Published version)

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"The Danger and Duty of the Young, " 1837 

A sermon, preached to the Senior Class on the Sabbath Previous to Commencement.

(Published version)

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"Baccalaureate, addressed to the Senior Class at the Late Commencement, " September 1840 

(Published version)

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"Baccalaureate, addressed to the Senior Class at the Late Commencement, " September 1841 

(Published version)

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"Baccalaureate, addressed to the Senior Class at the Late Commencement, " 1843 

(Published version)

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"Baccalaureate, addressed to the Senior Class at the Late Commencement, " September 1845 

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"Baccalaureate, addressed to the Senior Class at the Commencement, " 30 September 1846  [image]View item(s)

"Baccalaureate, addressed to the Senior Class at the Late Commencement, " September 1847 

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"Baccalaureate, addressed to the Senior Class at the Commencement, " September 1848 

(Published version)

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"Justice, A Discourse to the Students of the Law Department of the Indiana University, Delivered at Their Request, on Conferring upon the Graduating Class their Diplomas, " 26 February 1850 

(Published version)

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"Baccalaureate, addressed to the Senior Class at the Late Commencement, " August 1850 

(Published version)

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"The Individual, A Baccalaureate, Delivered to the Class of Seniors, at the Commencement of the Indiana University, " 13 August 1851 

(Published version)

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Series: Administrative files, 1820-1851,   undated 

Box 1 Reports from Indiana College to various Indiana State Government agencies, 1820-1830 

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Statement of payments made to Mr. Harney for $150 and to Mr. Mires for $7.52, ca. 1826  [image]View item(s)

Resolutions, by-laws, rules and resolutions of Indiana College written by Andrew Wylie, 1828-1838  [image]View item(s)

Copy of Indiana College By-laws written by Andrew Wylie, 1828-1829?  [image]View item(s)

Financial Claims for 1829-1830 from Samuel Dodd submitted to David Maxwell, ca. 1830  [image]View item(s)

Document for the swearing-in of Joshua O. Howe as Trustee of Indiana University submitted by George H. Johnston, 22 September 1832  [image]View item(s)

President of the Board of Trustees' Report written by David Maxwell, 1832  [image]View item(s)

"The Presbytery, " Account of the Harney-Wylie dispute tried before the Presbyterian General Assembly, circa 1832 

Regarding "Faculty War" of 1832, written by Andrew Wylie.

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Account of the Harney-Wylie dispute tried before the Presbyterian General Assembly, 11 December 1832 – 9 September 1835 

Regarding "Faculty War" of 1832, written by various authors.

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Petition to build a gate on the north side of the College, December 1833  [image]View item(s)

N.B. Palmer, State Treasurer to David Maxwell, 22 September 1834  [image]View item(s)

Certificate signed by David Killough certifying David Foster as a Trustee of Indiana College, 24 September 1834  [image]View item(s)

List of students, 25 September 1834  [image]View item(s)

Report of the Indiana College Building Committee submitted by David Maxwell, 25 September 1834  [image]View item(s)

Receipt of payment to Beaumont Parks for the sum of $400, 10 October 1834  [image]View item(s)

Report of salaries paid to Indiana College faculty for the period 1832-34 submitted by David Maxwell, 30 October 1834  [image]View item(s)

Settlement to Andrew Wylie for his salary and books for the College library written by Andrew Wylie, 30 September 1835  [image]View item(s)

Summer Session - List of students, 1835  [image]View item(s)

Report of William Alexander, Commissioner, on current accounts "from my first appointment (April 1834) to 30th of Sept. 1835)," circa 1835  [image]View item(s)

Land deed bestowing land from Abraham Bruner and his wife Luciann to Thomas Evans and Abner Landsdown, 9 January 1836  [image]View item(s)

David Maxwell to William Holmes McGuffey, 29 September 1836  [image]View item(s)

"Annual Report of the Treasurer on the State of the Finances, September 25, 1834" submitted by John Bowland, Indiana College Treasurer, 29 September 1836 

Includes listing of students paying tuition.

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Minutes of a Meeting of "the Faculty of Indiana College for the purpose of" discussing the Charles Thomas and Bryant incident, written by several recorders, 1 February 1837  [image]View item(s)

"By-Laws, for the Regulation & Government of the Faculty & Students of Indiana College" submitted by Robert C. Foster and William Turner, 27 April 1837  [image]View item(s)

Indiana State Legislature Act to "Establish a University in the State of Indiana," 15 February 1838 

(Copy of the Act)

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"Document No. 5. The Future Means of the University Arising From the Proceeds of the Lands Set Apart by the Legislature for the Erection of College Edifices," 2 October 1838  [image]View item(s)

Receipt to Dr. C. G. Ballard for services on building committee in the amount of $22.50, 4 October 1838  [image]View item(s)

Receipt for building construction for King and Wright in the amount of $993.50, 5 October 1838  [image]View item(s)

Receipt made out to King and Wright for $19.00, 5 October 1838  [image]View item(s)

Receipt made out to James Maxwell in the amount of $21.00, 13 October 1838  [image]View item(s)

Receipt made out to Leroy Mayfield in the amount $8.00, 13 October 1838  [image]View item(s)

Receipt made out to M.L. Deal in the amount of $23.87, 13 October 1838  [image]View item(s)

Receipt written by Andrew Wylie authorizing payment to W.S. Wright in the amount of $58.59, 30 October 1838  [image]View item(s)

Report of the Faculty to the Board of Trustees "Relative to an increase of Professors" written by Andrew Wylie, circa Fall 1838  [image]View item(s)

Receipt of payment to A.W. Ruter, 20 December 1838  [image]View item(s)

"Document A. Register of Sales by William Alexander Commissioner of Monroe Seminary Township of Sections Set Apart for Erection of College Buildings From April 1834 to 24th Sept. 1838," circa 1838  [image]View item(s)

"Register of sales of sections in a Monroe Seminary township sold for the purpose of erecting College buildings and for other purposes by Wm. Alexander Comsr. from April 1834 to Sept. 24 1838," circa 1838  [image]View item(s)

"Document B: Register of Receipts by William Alexander, Commissioner of Semy. Township in Monroe County from Purchasers of College Lands…From Sept. 27, 1834 to Sept. 24, 1838," circa 1838  [image]View item(s)

"Document C: "List of Lands Set Apart for the Erection of College Buildings which have been offered but not sold utp 24th Sept. 1838," circa 1838  [image]View item(s)

"No. 3. Dr. Wm. Alexander Comsr. of Monroe Semy. Township in a/c Current with the Trustees of Indiana College from 27th Sept. 1834 to Sept. 24, 1838," ca. 1838  [image]View item(s)

"No.4, A Statement of the Receipts of Payments by John Bowland, College Treasurer from Sept. 25, 1837 to Sept. 25, 1838," circa 1838  [image]View item(s)

"Charges made against Andrew Wylie by William C. Foster re. purchase of books, etc.," ca. 1838  [image]View item(s)

Petition from the IU Trustees to the General Assembly of the State regarding a resolution to relocate Indiana University, 8 January 1839  [image]View item(s)

Investigation of Dr. Andrew Wylie - "Certificate of students to Dr. Wylie," "Document B", 28 January 1839  [image]View item(s)

Investigation of Dr. Andrew Wylie - Testimony of William Alexander, "Document E," 28 January 1839  [image]View item(s)

Investigation of Dr. Andrew Wylie - "Doc. H, The Petition of the Eleven To The Trustees of Indiana University," March 1839  [image]View item(s)

Receipt of payment to A.W. Ruter in the sum of $25.00, 18 April 1839  [image]View item(s)

Receipt of payment to A.W. Ruter in the sum of $25.00, 19 April 1839  [image]View item(s)

Receipt of payment to A. W. Ruter in the sum of $17.70, 20 April 1839  [image]View item(s)

Receipt of payment to James F. Dodds in the sum of $400, 3 May 1839  [image]View item(s)

Investigation of Dr. Andrew Wylie - "Certificate of Mr. Mayfield, Doc. C (?), No. 8 (?)," 26 May 1839  [image]View item(s)

Receipt of payment to Andrew Wylie in the sum of $100, 8 July 1839  [image]View item(s)

Receipt of payment to B. Parks in the sum of $100 and to A.W. Ruter in the sum of $25, 9 July 1839  [image]View item(s)

Receipt of payment to James F. Dodds for the sum of $150, 15 July 1839  [image]View item(s)

Receipt of payment to Andrew Wylie in the sum of $150, July 1839  [image]View item(s)

"Vouchers of P.C. Dunning for disbursements" in the sum of $885, July 1839  [image]View item(s)

Receipt of payment to Mr. Howe in the sum of $160, July (?) 1839  [image]View item(s)

"Copy of Treasurer’s Report" submitted by James Maxwell to Nathaniel West, 20 September 1839  [image]View item(s)

Receipt of payment to James Maxwell for the sum of $57, 10 October 1839  [image]View item(s)

Receipt of payment to Andrew Wylie for the sum of $125, 24 October 1839  [image]View item(s)

Receipt of payment to M.M. Campbell for the sum of $110, 24 October 1839  [image]View item(s)

"Vouchers of P.C. Dunning for Disbursement" for total of $792, October 1839  [image]View item(s)

W.C. Foster to William Berry, 11 December 1839  [image]View item(s)

Investigation of Dr. Andrew Wylie - Rev. Thompson to Mr. Dunning and Mr. Turner: Lamenting the state of the university and voicing negative opinion of Andrew Wylie, 24 December 1839  [image]View item(s)

"Vouchers of P. C. Dunning for Disbursments…in 1838 and 1839" for sum of $4993, ca. 1839  [image]View item(s)

"Vouchers of Paris C. Dunning for $5,000 Drawn from Bank and for $800 Drawn from Treas.," ca. 1839  [image]View item(s)

"Answer of the Board of Trustees of Indiana University to the enquiry by the Committee of Investigation" regarding relocating the institution, "No. 57," circa 1839-1840  [image]View item(s)

"Investigation of Dr. Andrew Wylie - James Cravens to Turner, Howe, Dunning, and Mayfield, regarding their petition, "Doc. C," ca. 1839-1840  [image]View item(s)

Investigation of Dr. Andrew Wylie - Letter to James Cravens from Paris Dunning, "Doc. D," circa 1839-1840  [image]View item(s)

Investigation of Dr. Andrew Wylie - E.W. Elliot's Testimony, "Doc. D," circa 1839-1840  [image]View item(s)

Investigation of Dr. Andrew Wylie - Leroy Mayfield’s Testimony, "Doc. I,"circa 1839-1840  [image]View item(s)

Investigation of Dr. Andrew Wylie - Letter to James Cravens from Mr. Turner (?) regarding 1838 petition, "Doc. S,"circa 1839-1840  [image]View item(s)

Investigation of Dr. Andrew Wylie - Mr. Jenskes (?) Testimony, circa 1839-1840  [image]View item(s)

Investigation of Dr. Andrew Wylie - Question to Dr. Dunning and his response, circa 1839-1840  [image]View item(s)

Investigation of Dr, Andrew Wylie - W. Levenworth’s Testimony, circa 1839-1840  [image]View item(s)

Investigation of Dr. Andrew Wylie - Replication or plea of Dr. Wylie in answer to charges brought against him by William C. Foster and others, circa 1839-1840  [image]View item(s)

"To the Committee of Investigation," regarding declining enrollment of the University, circa 1839-1840  [image]View item(s)

Investigation of Dr. Andrew Wylie - William C. Foster to Col. William Berry regarding petition concerning the University, 13 January 1840  [image]View item(s)

Investigation of Dr. Andrew Wylie - John Hargrove to John A. Clement regarding the state of the University and general opinion of Andrew Wylie, 21 January 1840  [image]View item(s)

Investigation of Dr. Andrew Wylie - Resolution establishing a joint committee from the state Senate and House to investigate the condition of the University in Bloomington, 21 February 1840  [image]View item(s)

"Received of William Alexander Commissioner of the Reserved Township of Lands in Monroe County the Following Notes Dated the 22nd day of November 1837" submitted by John Berry, Commissioner, "D," 28 March 1840  [image]View item(s)

Receipt for payment to J.M. Howe for the sum of $682, 13 April 1840  [image]View item(s)

Paris C. Dunning, Financial Report submitted to the Indiana University Finance Committee, "A," 5 May 1840  [image]View item(s)

"Commissioner of Reserved Lands in Monroe County," William Alexander, Financial Report to Indiana University Finance Committee, "B," 5 May 1840  [image]View item(s)

"Commissioner of Reserved Lands in Monroe County," William Alexander, Financial Report to Indiana University Finance Committee, "C," 5 May 1840  [image]View item(s)

"Estimate of available funds and other property, and also of debts of Indiana University" Submitted by the Finance Committee, 5 May 1840  [image]View item(s)

"Probable expenses and available sources of income of the Indiana University for the ensuing year" Submitted by the Finance Committee, 5 May 1840  [image]View item(s)

Report of the Indiana University Finance Committee, 5 May 1840  [image]View item(s)

Investigation of Dr. Andrew Wylie – Letter to John Cravens from David Maxwell, Robert Dale Owen, William Hendricks and Nathaniel West, "Doc. A," 19 May 1840 (?)  [image]View item(s)

Investigation of Dr. Andrew Wylie - Josua O. Howe’s Testimony, "Doc. P," 25 May 1840  [image]View item(s)

Investigation of Dr. Andrew Wylie, -William Alexander’s Testimony, 28 May 1840  [image]View item(s)

Investigation of Dr. Andrew Wylie - Henry Lowrey, James Porter, and George Markwell Testimonies, 22 August 1840  and 10 September 1840  [image]View item(s)

Investigation of Dr. Andrew Wylie – "Testimony taken before the Legislative Committee," September 1840  [image]View item(s)

Receipt for payment to Andrew Wylie for the sum of $100, circa 1840  [image]View item(s)

"Register of Sales by Wm. Alexander Com. Of the Seminary Township of Sections Set Apart for the Erection of College Buildings since the 24th day of September to the 28th of March 1840," circa 1840  [image]View item(s)

Indiana University "Treasurers’s Report. July Session of 1841," 20 July 1841  [image]View item(s)

T.A. Howard to David Maxwell, 10 September 1841  [image]View item(s)

Indiana University "Treasurer’s Report," 27 September 1841  [image]View item(s)

Report of the Commissioners of the Reserved Township to Land in Monroe County to the Board of Trustees of Indiana University," 30 September 1841  [image]View item(s)

Indiana University "Report of the Committee on the Library," September 1841  [image]View item(s)

"Report of the court of the reserved township of land in Monroe County to the Board of Trustees" of Indiana University, 6 June 1842  [image]View item(s)

"Commissioner's Annual Report to the Board of Trustees of Indiana University up to the 31st August 1843," 21 September 1843  [image]View item(s)

Indiana University’s Treasurer's Report, 24 September 1844  [image]View item(s)

"Annual Report of Comr. To the Board of Trustees of the Indiana University up to the 31st of August 1844 Inclusive," September 1844  [image]View item(s)

Report made by Robert Dale Owen to the David Maxwell, President of the Indiana University Board of Trustees, 1 October 1845  [image]View item(s)

Investigation of Dr. Andrew Wylie - James Hughes’ Testimony, 4 October 1847  [image]View item(s)

"Report of the Trustees of the Indiana University to the General Assembly of the State of Indiana," December 1848 

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"Report on the philosophical apparatus procured before my accession to the chair" submitted by Prof. Elliott, circa 1851 

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Draft Board Resolution regarding dialogue with William McClure regarding the donation of minerals to the college, undated  [image]View item(s)

Cornelius Pering to the Indiana University Board of Trustees regarding the purchase of an organ and the teaching of music, undated  [image]View item(s)

Petition from the citizens of Bloomington stating Indiana University should not be removed from its current location, undated  [image]View item(s)

Receipt of payment to Paris C. Dunning for the sum of $100, undated  [image]View item(s)

Report from Seth Leavenworth regarding the addition of a Professorship of Languages, undated  [image]View item(s)

Indiana University Ways and Means Committee Report submitted by Seth Leavenworth, undated  [image]View item(s)