The Hoagy Carmichael Room, designed as a memorial to Indiana's famous songwriter and performing artist, contains a representative sample of the large collection of memorabilia donated by the Carmichael family to Indiana University. The collection includes sound recordings, music manuscripts, photographs, lyric sheets, correspondence, scrapbooks, paintings, and other personal effects, and represents the largest holding of materials pertaining to Hoagy Carmichael available anywhere in the world. The Archives of Traditional Music holds over 3,500 Carmichael items with others held at the Lilly Library and the Indiana University Archives. You may explore the Hoagy Carmichael Room right now using this annotated virtual reality tour. (Special thanks to Research Technologies, UITS for scanning the room and helping to create this interactive piece.)
The room is designed like a large living room and provides an intimate space for a wide range of activities, including receptions, classes, symposia, lectures, and performances. The most frequent use of the room is for the Archives-sponsored Noon Concert and Lecture Series. The series gives audiences an opportunity to hear live music from various ethnic traditions, as well as folk, jazz, popular, and classical music, and music-related lectures.
The Hoagy Carmichael Room (Room 006 in Morrison Hall) is open by appointment during regular Archives' hours by calling (812) 855-4679 or sending an email to the ATM office. The room is available for special events and receptions. To reserve the room, contact our office at the phone number or email address above. Depending on the type of event, a room rental fee may apply.