Edith Johnson Dalbey ’37, of Portland, Ore., who first enrolled at Indiana State in 1911, shared her recollections of an 80-year association with ISU in a letter to the ISU Office of Alumni Affairs in 1991. Dalbey formerly resided in Attica. Between 1918 and 1922 she completed two years of study at Indiana State and two years of successful teaching (in East Chicago) to meet the new state requirements of that time for a lifetime teacher’s license.
As those requirements changed, Dalbey returned to ISU for further education. After her marriage, she enrolled for a 12-week summer term in 1933. Returning to campus again in 1935 or 1936, she graduated with a B.S. degree in 1937. For the next 11 years, Dalbey taught in the Indianapolis schools, followed by two years of teaching in Fountain County, IN. From 1954 through 1958 she taught in the state of Delaware.
“The reason for the letter,” she wrote, “is I just thought I should keep the records at Indiana State correct.
Scope and Contents: The Edith Johnson Dalbey Letter consists of letter written to Indiana State University (ISU) regarding her past education at ISU, Edith's career, and recommendations for improving education as a whole.