Arizona State University

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Arizona State University was founded in 1885—27 years before statehood—as the Arizona Territorial Normal School. A modest school building was erected on donated pastureland outside Phoenix and was initially dedicated to training public school teachers. The school rapidly evolved through multiple name changes and grew to four campuses and from 33 to over 70,000 students. Currently, ASU is the largest public educational institution in the United States and is also an internationally recognized research university, offering hundreds of areas of study. This book offers a photographic narrative of the institution's dynamic transformation with glimpses of the committed faculty, staff, students, alumni, and citizens who helped make Arizona State University what it is today.
ISBN: 9780738595450
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Arizona
Series: Campus History
Images: 229
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Stephanie deLusé, an Honors Faculty Fellow in Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University, is an Arizona native who roller-skated on campus before she knew what a university was. She later earned three degrees there and became an author and award-winning teacher. Denise Bates, historian and author of The Other Movement: Indian Rights and Civil Rights in the Deep South, is also an award-winning faculty member at Arizona State University. Images for this book were contributed by people across local communities and collected from the University Archives, Arizona State University Libraries, and the Tempe History Museum.
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