The University Archives is your stop for IU Bloomington history. 

As an archives, our primary mission is to collect, organize, preserve and make accessible records documenting Indiana University's origins and development and the activities and achievements of its officers, faculty, students, alumni and benefactors. With an estimated 18,000 cubic feet of records and papers in all formats, the University Archives is the largest and most comprehensive source of information on the history and culture of Indiana University. To ensure this history is captured, we provide records management assistance to IU Bloomington offices, schools, departments, as well as administrative offices on the IUB campus that have system-wide responsibilities.

We invite and encourage public, students, staff, faculty, and researchers to use our collections, whether the purpose is for teaching, research, or pure curiosity. 

Blogging Hoosier History

June 20th 2018 @ 2:48pm Capturing Memories, Sharing Experiences: A Story of Two IU Generations by Hunter Staskevich
Blogging Hoosier History

Photograph of Herman B Wells with Peruvian students taken by William Oglesby. March 3, 1959.

June 13th 2018 @ 3:48pm Joseph Hayes – Novelist, Playwright, Screenwriter
Blogging Hoosier History


June 7th 2018 @ 1:41pm Behind the Curtain: Naz Pantaloni
Blogging Hoosier History

Naz Pantaloni, Head, Copyright Program, IU Libraries

May 25th 2018 @ 9:20am Rites of Spring – Indiana University May Festival
Blogging Hoosier History

As springtime bloomed across Indiana University in 1908, an Indiana Daily Student reporter eagerly previewed

May 23rd 2018 @ 1:09pm New at the Archives: Esther Thelen papers 1977-2005
Blogging Hoosier History

Professional headshot of Esther Thelen, IU Archives P0078703

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Wells Library E460
Bloomington, IN 47405
Dina Kellams
Dina Kellams - Director
(812) 855-2323

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