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New Streaming Titles

Approximately 119 NEW streaming video titles, have been added to our Films on Demand collection. To browse these new additions, such as...
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Asian Pacific American Heritage

Celebrate the contributions of generations of “Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history” with stories...
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The Franklin (newspaper) Archive Expands Coverage

The Franklin Archive now contains digital coverage of all issues dating October 1908 through March 2020. Browse, search, download, and print...
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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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