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Circular / Illinois Wesleyan University
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TitleCircular / Illinois Wesleyan University
DescriptionA broadside advertisement, printed early in 1851, "set forth the fact that the school is now in operation, the branches taught, terms of tuition, etc." It was probably written by the Reverend John S. Barger, perhaps the true father of the University, who was presiding elder of the Bloomington District of the Methodist Church and who had doggedly pushed the institution into being---through committees, through correspondence, through Conference, past political shoals and denominational splits. One thousand of these circulars were printed, exhorting the reader to consider the advantages of a college education at Illinois Wesleyan University.
Related linkSee also two copies of the IWU "birth certificate" at,2327 and,2342
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CreatorBoard of Trustees, Illinois Wesleyan University
PublisherThe Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington Illinois, 61701.
Record Group1-1/1 : IWU Charters
RightsIllinois Wesleyan University retains the rights to this material. Permission to reproduce these images must be granted by IWU. Contact or 309-556-1535 for more information
Digitization SpecificationsScanned as 600 dpi tifs and downsized for Web access using Epson 3170 with ScanPro v.3 and AdobeAcrobat 8.
Collection NameIWU Historical Collections (Illinois Wesleyan University)
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