From Normal School to New American University – a History of the Arizona State University Foundation 1885-2012

book_shotThe long history of the ASU Foundation is as compelling as that of the university it supports. From a donation of farm land to jump start the building of what is today this country’s largest public research university to philanthropic advocacy spread across four unique campuses of learning, the foundation has ensured the success of Arizona State University since 1885 and today is one of the state’s oldest and most respected nonprofit organizations. Step back in time and follow the foundation’s growth into the 21st century — 203 pages of full-color and historical photographs and a fascinating narrative that includes the “Thieving Thirteenth,” the Castle Hot Springs dilemma and the introduction of a New American University.


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