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June 26, 2006


Sarah Parke Morrison

"The quickest way to meet the feminine drive to achieve equality is to admit girls to university classes." That decision set a precedent for the nation.

February 6, 2006


Thomas Hart Benton – Indiana Murals

Thomas Hart Benton’s Indiana Murals provide a primer in Indiana History. They’re in three separate locations on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington.

January 16, 2006


Showers Brothers Furniture

The Showers Brothers Furniture Company of Bloomington, IN, “The World’s Largest Furniture Factory,” once produced 60% of the furniture made in the US.

December 27, 2004


Hoagy Carmichael

Hoagland “Hoagy” Carmichael attended law school at Indiana University where he started a jazz band, “Carmichael’s Collegians.” He graduated, but music soon eclipsed his legal ambitions.

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