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175th Anniversary time capsule

Identifier: ANN-0004-001

Collection Statement

Contents of the time capsule were selected by each student group that chose to take part. Living units sent photographs or more personalized items while athletic teams submitted uniforms. Objects such as cups or mugs were also included. A ceremony during a student government meeting formally presented the time capsule to the Archives' Wes Wilson. Items in the time capsule will provide people in the future with a look at student life at DePauw University in 2012.


  • 2012 - 2012

Access Restrictions

Collection is closed until 2037, the bicentennial of DePauw University. To be opened at the direction of student government in that year.

Usage Restrictions

Copyright interests for this collection are held by DePauw University or the United Methodist Church.

Historical Sketch

Celebration of DePauw University's 175th anniversary began on January 10, 2012 (the anniversary of the signing of the charter in 1837) with a reception at the Green Center for the Performing Arts. A photographic slide show was set up for those in attendance to view historic pictures of DePauw on a television. President Brian Casey spoke as well as some other dignitaries. Planning for the celebration that ran through alumni weekend of 2013 began in the spring of 2011. Many special speakers visited as part of the celebration. The time capsule was prepared by Student Government from contributions made by student groups. It was officially presented to Archivist, Wesley Wilson, by Student Government President, Sara Scully and Vice-President, Mark Fadel, on Sunday October 7, 2012, at a student goverment meeting. The time capsule will remain in the Archives and closed until 2037 when it will be opened at the bicentennial celebrations.


1.91 Cubic Feet (1 document case, 1 large and 1 small flat box)

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175th Anniversary time capsule
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Wesley Wilson
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Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives of DePauw University and Indiana United Methodism Repository

11 E. Larrabee Street
Greencastle, IN USA