Indiana 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 IU Archives is the largest and most comprehensive source of information on the history and culture of Indiana University. To ensure this history is captured, the Archives provides 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

November 15th 2017 @ 3:49pm “I am going to have a birthday party from two to four o’clock and I want you to come” – One of My Favorite Photographs
Blogging Hoosier History

From Brad Cook, IU Archives Photographs Curator

November 6th 2017 @ 11:10am How Do You Succeed in Business? By Taking Classes in Literature, Music, Fine Arts, and International Issues!
Blogging Hoosier History

In the summer of 1952, IU’s Graduate School of Business launched an intensive summer program for business executives

October 27th 2017 @ 9:15am New at the Archives: Kathleen Cavanaugh scrapbooks 1960-1965
Blogging Hoosier History

Kathleen Cavanaugh as an undergraduate student at Indiana University, circa 1964. C617 Box 3.

October 19th 2017 @ 2:42pm Behind the Curtain: Julia Kilgore, Bicentennial Oral History Intern
Blogging Hoosier History

Behind the Curtain is a series highlighting IU Archives staff, partners from various departments of the IU Librar

October 10th 2017 @ 9:44am Snippets from Dorm Life: The Indiana University women’s residence hall scrapbooks
Blogging Hoosier History

Memorial Hall, Sinclair Studio, 1931

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Contact Info

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

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