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

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

May 4th 2018 @ 1:28pm Behind the Curtain: Sara Stefani
Blogging Hoosier History

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

April 19th 2018 @ 11:52am India Remixed : Indian Independence in Indiana
Blogging Hoosier History

On August 15, 1947, India, one of the oldest and most populated nations in the world, gained independence from Great

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

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