New in the Archives, July 2016

July 20th 2016
John D. Alexander letter, 1864

Check out our newest finding aids to learn more about an IU Civil War connection, student life, campus activism, and more:

John D. Alexander papers, 1863-2005, bulk 1863-1931

John D. Alexander (1839-1911): IU alumnus (1861), Civil War soldier (1862-1865), lawyer, and state representative. This collection includes letters Alexander wrote to his parents as a member of the 97th Regiment, Indiana Infantry during the Civil War from 1862 to 1865, as well as family photographs, news clippings, and information pertaining to the Dunn and Alexander family histories. Read more about John D. Alexander at Blogging Hoosier History.

Memorial Fund Campaign records, 1919-1951, bulk 1921-1931

The Memorial Fund Campaign of the 1920s significantly reshaped the IU campus in the years following World War I. This collection documents the series of fundraising drives for the construction of an athletic stadium, women's dormitory, and student union building as memorials to IU students and alumni who had participated in the war.

Carolyn J. Fink’s “Nightingales in the Branches” manuscript, 1955

Carolyn J. Fink (B.A., 1952) describes life at Indiana University after World War II, including her family's experience living in postwar married student housing.

Sally A. Lied papers, 1963-1970

Sally Lied received her M.S. in Education from Indiana University in 1963, her Ed.D in 1972 and J.D. in 1974. She also worked for the university as a residential counselor at Foster Quadrangle and later director of the Foster Project. This collection includes materials pertaining to social movements and residential programs at IU in the late 1960s, as well as materials from Robert F. Kennedy's presidential campaign in 1968.



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