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Library Building Closed May 21-30

The library building will be closed next week, May 21 – 30. Online resources, such as library databases and research guides, will be...
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Statista Global

Find statistics, forecasts, and studies through the library database, Statista. This global data platform provides market analyses, infographics,...
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Library Hours for Final Exams

Hamilton Library will have the following extended or adjusted hours this weekend and during Finals Week: Saturday, May 14: 1 p.m. – 9 p.m....
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Branigin and the Primary Pursuit

Explore the Primary Pursuit & Hoosier History: The Honorable Roger Douglas Branigin Archives , primary sources from the Branigin Archives. The Council of Independent Colleges Humanities Research for the Public Good awarded funding for the initial digitization of this collection during the 2019-2020 academic year. Mackenzie Taylor '20 and Samantha Loyd '21 selected and digitized the collection.


Check out the Destination Indiana: Honorable Roger D. Branigin online journey. Created by Mackenzie Taylor '20, Samantha Loyd '21, and Evan Graham '21, this Indiana Historical Society collaboration was made possible by The Council of Independent Colleges Humanities Research for the Public Good.


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  • Learn about Gov. Branigin's undergraduate days at Franklin College and his graduate career at Harvard.

  • Learn about his service in the Army during World War II.

  • Learn about his political connections, including Kennedy and Johnson, and his candidacy in the 1968 primary presidential campaign.

  • Learn about his legacy through his service to Franklin College, Purdue University, and the Indiana Historical Society.

     
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