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The New ASU Story:
Chronology


This section is a complete photographic tour of the New ASU Story, presented in chronological order, in three segments: 1885-1924, 1925-1958, and 1959-2000. Click on the thumbnail image to go to the larger version, see more text, and/or download the image. Click your browser's "back" button to return to this page.

1885-1924

Land Acquisitions 1885-1936
UM 42.4
Farmer Road in Tempe Named for Farmer
Tempe Daily News November 9, 1985
UE ASU INFO-572 Article
First Principal Hiram Bradford Farmer 1886-1888
UP UPC ASUP Farmer, Hiram Bradford
Farmer House, first dormitory
ca. 1886-88
3.20
Normal School
The first institution of higher education in Arizona
Opening Day, February 8, 1886
UP UPC ASUG O63 #10
Normal School
Professor H. B. Farmer and students
Opening Day, February 8, 1886
1886
UP UPC ASUG O63 #13
Course of Study
By Hiram Bradford Farmer
0.3 Catalog 1886-87
Course of Study
By Robert Lindley Long
1888-1890
0.3 Catalog
Second Principal Robert Lindley Long 1888-1890
UP UPC ASUP Long, Robert Lindley
Arizona Territorial Normal School 1890
Architect: J.M.Creighton
Photographer: Phoenix View Co.
1890
UP UPC ASUB N623 #1
Class portrait
Students and staff gather for a class portrait on the
porch of the Normal School Building
ca. 1890s
UP UPC ASUB N623 #36 1890s
Students waiting for the trolley
Old Main is in the background.
ca. 1890s
UP UPC ASUB C357 1890s #9
Faculty and student body
1890
Assistant Principal Edgar L. Storment standing at the far left with
Principal Dayton Alonzo Reed.
LD 179.28 T6 A3x Vol.1
First Football Team, The Normals
1896-97
UP UPC ASUA F66 1890s #3
Students and student teachers in the training school classroom,
Only known interior photograph of the Normal/Original building
1890s
UP UPC ASUB T72 1890s #4
Third Principal Dayton A. Reed, 1890-1892
UP UPC ASUP Reed, Dayton A.
Arizona Territorial Normal School report
1891
3.22
Fourth Principal Edgar L. Storment 1892-1895
Storment is in the first row, left of center
UP UPC ASUB N623 #15
Normal School Annual Report
December 15, 1894
3.23 report
Fifth Principal Dr. James McNaughton, 1895-1899
UP UPC ASUP McNaughton, Dr. James
Mrs. Swiggett (Ida Warren), first married student,
depicted here on the porch of the Normal School Building.
ca. 1896
UP UPC ASUB N623 #19
View north of Old Main
1897
UP UPC ASUB C357 1890s #1
Rules of Conduct
January 5, 1898
3.24
Chemistry class in the Old Main building
Fredrick M. Irish is seated in the center looking to the right.
1898
UP UPC ASUB O42 #88
Study Hall in Old Main
1898
UP UPC ASUB O42 #3
Military Cadets
Cadet Company under direction of Captain Fredrick M. Irish,
near the fishpond in front of Old Main.
1898
UP UPC ASUD M54.C3 1890s #16
Sixth principal Joseph Warren Smith 1899-1900
UP UPC ASUP Smith, Joseph Warren
Frederick M. Irish at "The Bee Hive" with Normal School students
1899
UP UPC ASUP Frederick M. Irish
Normal School of Arizona Wins
1899
UP UPC ASUA 66 1890s #33
Normal Women's Basketball Team
Possibly the first women's basketball team at the Normal School of Arizona.
1899
UP UPC ASUA B388 1890s #1
Math Class
1900s
UP UPC ASUP Blome
Alpha Hall with Blome Training School to the West
1900s
UP UPC ASUG S883.A4 #1
Class portrait
Showing Old Main and the original Normal School Building.
before it was razed in 1906.
N.D.
UP UPC ASUP S88 1900 #9
Alpha Society
N.D.
UP UPC ASUD A4242 #3
Seventh Principal Arthur John Matthews 1900-1904
UP UPC ASUP Matthews, Arthur John
Training School
Students, teachers and Dr. Matthews at the Training School
1901
UP UPC ASUB N623 #26
California Accreditation was achieved in 1902
Normal School graduates were certified to teach grammar school in California.
Arizona State University
A Documentary History of the First Seventy-five Years
LD179.28T683x Volume 2 pg. 21
Normal Biennial Report to 23rd Legislature
1902-03 and 1903-04
2.2 An 78
Biology class
Department of Science
1903
UP UPC ASUD B54 #1
Tennis
The Normal Magazine, pg. 38
1904
131.14 1904 V.0 Archives
Original Building, Alpha Hall and Old Main on Tyler Mall
ca. 1904-05
UP UPC ASUB C357 1900s #4
Department of Sloyd and
Manual Training

1906-07 catalog
0.3 1901-1907 v.16-21
Normal School Library 2nd floor Old Main
1907
ASUB O42 #105
Normal Women's Basketball Team with Coach Frederick Irish
1907
Photographer: Hartwell
UP UPC ASUA B388 1900s #9
Tempe Normal School Baseball Team
1907
Photographer: Hartwell
UP UPC ASUA B37 1900's #1
Plat of the Campus
1907
UP UPC ASUB Plat
Normal School Tennis Club
1907
UP UPC ASUA T462 #2
Art Department
1908
UP UPC ASUB O42 #27
The Tempe Normal Student
Article on track meet
November 6, 1908, Page10 - 11
131.9 1908 v.3 Archives
Women Cadets
Military Science support group
1910s
UP UPC ASUD M54.C3 1910s #44
Athenian Debating Club
ca. 1910
UP UPC ASUD A89 #1
Tempe Normal School Women's Tennis Inter-class game
1910s
UP UPC ASUA T468 #3
Domestic Science Department
1910
UP UPC ASUD/B O42 #30
Tempe Normal School Track Team
1911-12
UP UPC ASUA T83 1910s #1
Teddy Roosevelt speaking to the students
of Tempe Normal School

from the steps of Old Main after the
dedication of the Roosevelt Dam.
1911
UP UPC ASUB O42 #34
Alpha, Olympia and Philo
1911
131.15 1911 El Picadillo Year Book, pages 50-51
Philomathian Society
ca. 1913
UP UPC ASU P45 #1
Class in Stock Judging
ca. 1913
UP UPC ASUD A35 #5
Normal Men's Tennis Team
El Escudo, pgs 106-107
1914
131.14 1914 V.4 Archives
Sanborn Maps and Publishing Co., Tempe, Arizona
1915
4334s .T4 G475
Sanborn Maps and Publishing Co., Tempe, Arizona
1915
4334s .T4 G475
Band
Mrs. Williams with the first marching band
1915
UP UPC ASUD B36 1910s #3
Tempe Normal Student Staff
1915
UP UPC ASUD S886.T4 #5
Normal School Agriculture Curriculum
1915
0.3 1915 Bulletin
Athletic Field
ca. 1916
ASUB N622 #1
Athletic field panoramic postcard
1916
UP UPC ASUB N622 #2
Tempe Normal Student Association
1916-17
UE ASU INFO 1708A
Kalakagathia Society
ca. 1917
UP UPC ASUD K34 #1
Tempe Normal School Men's Basketball Team
1918 State Champions
UP UPC ASUA B38 1910s #3
Old Main Library
1918
ASUB O42 #108
Aerial view of the campus toward the west
1919
UP UPC ASUB A355 1910s #2
Hiking Club
A breakfast hike to A Mountain with Mr. Fredrick
M. Irish, overlooking Mill Avenue and Tempe.
1920s
UP UPC ASUD C34 #8
Plat of the campus
1920s
UP UPC ASUB Plat
Old Main and Blome Training School
ca. 1920s
UP UPC ASUB C357 1920s #9
"T" Mountain
1920s
UP UPC ASUB C357 1920s #11
Principal Louise B. Lynd of Rural Training School
visiting with migrant farm workers, parents of the
rural school students.
1920
UP UPC ASUD Lynd, Louise B.
Winning Team, State Fair
Tempe Normal Farm
1920
UP UPC ASUD A35 #1 1923
Tempe Normal Farm
1920s
UP UPC ASUD A35 #11
James Lee Felton and Students
ca. 1920s
UP UPC ASUP Felton, James Lee
Tempe Normal School Women's Baseball Team
The Sahuaro 1922
131.14 1922 v. Archives
Pupil's cultivation garden,
an extension of the agriculture program, was located at the present site of Matthews Center.
1922
UP UPC ASUD T72 1920s#12
Students building the "N" on N Mountain
1923
Negative sheet #5 photograph #23A
Lowell C. Ballard Scrapbook
ACC# 93-1077
"N" Mountain toward the north on College Avenue
1923
Photographer: K Photo Service, Inc.
UP UPC ASUB C357 1920s #2
The Jazz Band
131.14 v.11 1923 Sahuaro Yearbook
Annual Tree Planting Tradition
ca. 1923
UP UPC ASUP C52 1923 #5
President Matthews and faculty in 1924
UP UPC ASUP F32 # 13
Old Main Fishpond/Fountain
1924-25
UP UPC ASUB C357 1920s #3




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