New in the Archives, February 2017

February 20th 2017
poster for 1930 Big Ten Championship wrestling meet between Illinois and Indiana, featuring a team photograph and photos of individual players and coach

This month's haul of newly processed collections includes two student scrapbooks, a 1960s student-run liberal arts review, historic dance cards, research on Micronesian folklore, and an addition to IU alum Sally Lied's papers.

C656 Delmas E. Aldridge wrestling scrapbook

Aldridge (1911-2003) was a member of the IU wrestling team from 1929-1932. In 1931, he was declared Big Ten champion in his weight class (one hundred and eighteen pounds) and was elected co-captain of the team in 1932. Aldridge’s scrapbook includes newspaper clippings and photographs from his time on the team, as well as photographs of wrestlers from other universities during the same period. His correspondence with former Indiana University wrestlers dates up to 1979.

C650 The Ballantonian records

The Ballantonian was a weekly liberal arts review run by Indiana University students and sponsored by the Department of English. The journal ran from September 1967 to January 1969 and consisted of original writing and illustrations by students and members of the public. The publication included such content as reports on cultural events on campus; reviews of literature, film, and other works; political analysis; poetry, short fiction and non-fiction submissions; and photography and graphic art. Besides the full run of the Ballantonian and its one-issue spinoff, Son of Ballantonian, this collection includes administrative files related to the newspaper's founding as an IU student organization, as well as the production and circulation of the journal. 

C659 Catherine Ruby Force’s Indiana University scrapbook

Force was an undergraduate student at Indiana University (A.B. Botany, 1919) from 1915-1919, during which time she was a member of Delta Gamma sorority and the Botany Club. This scrapbook documents her time at IU and includes photos of Force's friends and family, as well as booklets, pamphlets, cards, and other memorabilia from sorority events and gatherings.

C646 Indiana University Archives dance card collection

This collection contains an assortment of used and blank dance cards that have surfaced at the Archives over the years. The cards are from dances and other social gatherings sponsored by IU student organizations and span the years 1909-1954. Each card provides space for the women to document their dance partners' names and often provides information about the sponsoring student group, the dance chaperones, and the musicians performing for the event. Learn more about IU dance cards on our blog.

C622 Sally A. Lied papers, 1963-1970 (addition!)

Lied’s papers now include material related to Lied’s 1972 campaign to become an IU trustee; other additions include more photographs related to the 1968 Robert F. Kennedy campaign and newspaper clippings on the Foster Project. Lied is an IU alum (MS Education 1963, JD 1974), who was involved in the development of residential programs and social and political movements on IU campus in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Learn more about Lied and her time at IU on our blog

C653 Roger Mitchell collection of Micronesian folktales

This collection contains over 300 indexed folktales from the Micronesian Islands that were documented by IU anthropologist and folklorist Roger Mitchell and others from 1963-1971. Topics represented in the folktales include origin myths; deities, heroes, monsters, and other mythological figures; animal tales; and childbirth, marriage, sexuality, and coming of age.

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