IU Libraries in the news

February 17th 2017
Image of Emily (Mickey) Hahn with her daughter

April 2017

4/11/2017: A silk cloth at the Lilly Library leads to a literary adventure by The New Yorker: GETTING TO THE BOTTOM OF A MICKEY HAHN MYSTERY (photo here from the Lilly Library collection shows The writer Emily (Mickey) Hahn posing in 1944 with her daughter Carola, following their return from occupied China.)

4/6/2017: The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery is opening a visual biography of the author Sylvia Plath, including many pieces on loan from the Lilly Library:  An Exhibition Offers a Visual Biography of Sylvia Plath, Including Her Little-Known Art     

4/1/2017: International press is talking about the current exhibition at the Lilly Library. Don't miss what Predeep Sebastian has to say in THE HINDU: South Asian Showcase


March 2017

3/29/2017: IU Communciations is covering the Carrie Parker Taylor portrait unveiling and the photos are amazing: IU honors first female African-American student with portrait in the IMU

3/28/2017: The Herald Times covers the March 27 Carrie Parker Taylor portrait unveiling by exploring how Dina Kellams, Director of IU Archives, recovered IU history. First black female IU student recognized with portrait, scholarship

3/28/2017: Along with other Indiana news stations picking up on the Associated Press story, Fort Wayne's WANE-TV 15 covered University Archives role in retelling the IU story: IU honors 1st black female student with picture, scholarship

3/22/2017: The Indiana Daily Student is talking about services at the Well's Library: IU Professor initiates gaming archive

3/21/2017: Learn about gardening with pollinators in this column in The Herald Times, featuring our own Sherry Wise: Gardening for pollinators

3/21/2017: Lucy the therapy dog visits Lilly Library and reports her experience in The Herald Times: Nassim: A dog's spring: smells, cheeky creatures and allergies

3/17/2017: IU's role in a new nationwide publishing initiative is a "Quick Take" with Inside Higher Ed: Higher Ed Groups Launch Open-Access Initiative

3/12/2017: Marci Creps at The Herald Times offers IU Libraries' Wylie House and Lilly Library as great options for spring and summer art adventures
(subscription required unless at Wells Library):  Wylie House, Lilly Library to fill the gap left by temporary closure of Mathers, IU art museum

3/8/2017: Through the Gates is an excellent podcast coming from IU's Media School. And, this episode features our Faculty Immersion Program: Through the Gates Podcast

3/1/2017: IU's Viewpoints blog is talking about a pioneering class supported by Libraries' Jay Literacy grant program: Service-learning class connects students to Bloomington’s homeless population through storytelling


February 2017

2/26/2017: Our local newspaper takes an inside look at the John Ford collection (subscription required if not viewing on a Wells Library computer): IU's Lilly Library home to 4 of John Ford's Oscars

2/24/2017: Indiana Public Media wants you to see the Oscars at IU: Get A Peek At The Four Academy Awards Housed In Bloomington

2/24/2017: Student employee is spotlighted in the Indiana Daily Student: Student works the night shift at Wells

2/23/2017: Inside Higher Ed is reporting: Indiana U Faculty Approve Open-Access Policy

2/22/2017: And the Oscar goes to... the Lilly Library! WRTV's Derrick Thomas visits the four Oscars at Lilly Library (plus one from the Archives of Traditional Music): Rare collection at Indiana University’s Lilly Library includes five Oscars

2/21/2017: Art at IU blog says you don't want to miss the current exhibition at IU Archives: ‘Sincerely Yours’ exhibit highlights the art of stationery found in University Archives’ collection

2/17/2017: Seriously good advice about how your library can take your work from good to great, and it features our Head Social Sciences Librarian Nicholas Wyant: 10 Ways Your College Library Can Get You a Kick-Ass Research Project

2/15/2017: The IDS is talking about the history of the Rose Well House and asked IU Archives for details: History of Rose Well House lives on through stories

2/12/2017: The front page of Sunday's The Herald-Times tells a history of housing for black IU students.  University Archives helps with the facts: Westside woman offered housing for black IU students during segregation.

2/8/2017: Our own Anne Haines is spotlighted in this week's Inside IU: IU Libraries employee travels far and wide to hear Bruce Springsteen

2/6/2017: Round up of most beautiful campuses features photo of our iconic Wells Library: Travel + Leisture reports on America’s Most Beautiful College Campuses


January 2017

IU Libraries' Director of Scholars' Commons is featured on the Impact Blog, published by the London School of Economics and Political Science: Digital collections offer researchers opportunities to develop new skills and scholarly communications networks

1/30/2017: Indiana Daily Student shares a community puzzle event with campus; features Lilly Library Curator of Puzzles: Event includes jigsaw puzzle competition

1/27/2017: A standing-room only crowd is described in an article by IDS reporter Sanya Ali: Lilly Library opens latest exhibition of Indian historical literature

1/20/2017: Student reporter offers inside look at Libraries' Screening Room: IU Libraries open new screening room, show archived MLK footage

1/16/2017: The FilmStage reports a new find at Lilly Library as part of larger update for fans of Orson Welles: Editing on Orson Welles’ ‘The Other Side of the Wind’ Aiming for Spring Start

1/11/2017: The IDS highlights a new campus exhibition - a part of the Arts and Humanities Council's presentation of China Remixed > Wells launches photo exhibit organized by doctoral student, well-known feminist

1/9/2017: Popular blog discusses letter found inside a Lilly Library acquisition: Previously unknown Orson Welles letter describes planned projects: ‘Attila the Hun’ film, Laurence Olivier play, ‘Moby Dick’


December 2016

12/20/2016: New in COINWeek, Harvey Stacks, founder of Stack's Bowers Galleries, recounts his personal experience in the library of J.K. Lilly > Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 8

12/16/2016: WTIU's Weekly Special shares the beauty of Wylie by Candlelight, including caroling and an interview with Director Carey Beam > Five minutes at the Wylie House


November 2016

11/27/2016: Upcoming event at IU Libraries Wylie House featured in The Herald Times> IU's Wylie House glows in warmth of candlelight

11/17/2016: A relocation of fine arts materials is discussed on the front page of the IDS>  Fine Arts Library relocation process to continue into summer  

11/17/26: Maureen Hayden reports on how papers in University Archives reveal details of Sen. Birch Bayh's attempt to reform, and later topple, the Electoral College > Birch Bayh tried for years to make every vote equal

11/16/2016: Indiana Daily Student is at the Fine Arts Library>  Final speaker covers typographical art career, book publishing

11/11/2/2016: WNDU16 in South Bend is talking about a University Archives' find and the powerful story of Carrie Parker Taylor (video)> IU's first African American female student has Michiana connection 


October 2016

10/31/2016: Summer intern makes major find in IU Libraries' Moving Image Archive> New York Times: A Lost Snippet of Film History

10/28/2016 - IU Libraries Trick or Treat event featured in the IDS > Campus-wide Scream Fest

10/27/2016 - The Indiana Daily Student covers Artists' Books> Bea Nettles presents retrospective of work at Fine Arts Library

10/1/2016 - The Lilly Library's impressive mechanical puzzle collection is featured in this months GAMES magazine > Andrew Rhoda, The World's Only Curator of Puzzles

10/1/2016 - The Shakespeare forgeries at Lilly Library are featured in an excellent podcast by the College of Arts + Sciences as part of the Beauty Themester > A Thing of Beauty: Falsified Beauty 



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