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A single teacher in a four room school house started the nation’s largest public university? Take a trip back 125 years to 1885 and the founding of ASU as a tiny normal school. University Archivist Rob Spindler and Curatorial/Museum Specialist Karrie Porter Brace discuss the Fall 2010 Hayden Library exhibit TNS 125 ASU on the anniversary of the university's founding as the Territorial

You'll learn about the founding fathers of ASU such as Charles Trumbull Hayden, John Armstrong, James McClintock, and George Wilson. Discover the boundaries of the original twenty acre campus shown on a hand drawn plat map. See the courses taken and the grades achieved by students in 1896. Karrie and Rob reveal where the first unofficial student dormitory stands, how Old Main was on the cutting edge of technology in the Old West, and how ASU began it’s 125 year journey to become the New American University.

The exhibit TNS 125 ASU runs through December 2010.

visit the ASU Library Channel: lib.asu.edu/librarychannel

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