This month’s haul includes some spooky Bloomington ghost lore, the work of prominent faculty members, a student magazine that went national, and a club for ladies of the “Yooniversity.”
Campus Ghost Walk records, 1911-2008
The IU Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology’s annual ghost walks feature ghost legends tied to well-known places on campus and in the Bloomington, Indiana area. This collection includes a wealth of spooky material from the Folklore Institute archives that students and faculty used to plan the tours.
The Alternative, 1967-1977
Founded in 1967 by IU grad student Robert Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., the Alternative served as a conservative challenge to the political left of the era with an emphasis on free enterprise and democratic values. The publication moved to national distribution In the early 1970s and was renamed the American Spectator in 1977.
James M. Becker papers, 1955-2009
Known as “the father of global education,” James M. Becker was a member of the IU School of Education faculty from 1971-1988, and directed the IU Social Studies Development Center from 1981-1988.
Lawrence Langer papers, 1938-2003
Langer was a physics professor at Indiana University. Aside from Langer’s work as an IU faculty member, Langer is widely known for his work on the atomic bomb at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory during World War II.
Gateway Club records, 1947-1962 – digitized!
This fully digitized collection makes it even easier to see what the "General Association of Teachers, Employees, Wives, Administrators of the Yooniversity" was all about.