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Campus Life at DePauw

Campus life at DePauw University as seen through resources found within the DePauw University Archives and Special Collections.


Black Behind the Black and Gold
A digitized version of the 1990 DePauw history by Dr. Stanley Warren. 

Indiana Asbury - DePauw University, 1837-1937 
A digitized version of the 1937 DePauw history by William Warren Sweet.

DePauw Through the Years, Volume 1 and 2, 1962 
A digitized version of the 1962 two volume set DePauw history by George B. Manhart. 

DePauw A Pictorial History, 1987; 2003 
An e-book edition of the 1987 history of DePauw. It includes all the same text and photographs as the original, but in a new full-text searchable version.

GIS Historical Campus Map
As part of DePauw's 175th Anniversary celebration, the DePauw GIS Center in cooperation with the DePauw Archives began generating a 3D interactive campus map that is viewable using Google™ Earth.


DePauw Archives Catalog

Search Archives & Special Collections holdings, receive generated citations for archival material, print PDF versions of finding aids, and request materials using a generated form.

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Digital Library

The DePauw Digital Library contains a variety of photographs, publications, and other objects spanning the history of DePauw University, Putnam County, and Indiana United Methodism. The DePauw Digital Library is hosted as part of the PALNI (Private Academic Library Network of Indiana) CONTENTdm Digital Collections.

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WorldCat Discovery

WorldCat Discovery includes the DePauw University Libraries holdings as well as a growing consortium of thousands of public, school, institutional, and academic libraries in one, multi-faceted search.

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