Remembering and Forgetting IU
A poster with images and texts from the IU Archives and the Bicentennial Oral History Project was previously on display in the Wells Library lobby. Click below to learn more about it.
The strength of the History collection of Indiana University Bloomington Libraries has always been its breadth of coverage, which reflects the Department of History's commitment to a broad curriculum. The collection covers all periods of history and spans the entire globe.
History of the (History) Collections
Collections supporting the study of history at Indiana University have been built continuously since the founding of the university in 1820. Much of the collection originally acquired to support other academic programs is now of interest to historians. Thanks to consistent support for library collections and a preference for preservation rather than weeding collections, the Indiana University Libraries have acquired a rich and broad collection of primary resource material for the study of all areas of history.
Getting help with research in History
Ask us anything! You can also browse our research guides for history (most were created for specific courses, but may be helpful if you're researching a related topic).