New in the Archives, September 2017

September 26th 2017
Indiana University campus bus poster advertising average cost of 6 cents per ride.
This month's haul includes an early campus humor magazine, a nineteenth-century roll book, folklore interviews, and publications in the areas of business, government and politics, and art.

C640 The Crimson Bull (1920) Collection

This collection consists of a cover design proof and two issues of the short-lived student humor magazine the Crimson Bull (1920). The magazine, which was published with financial support from the Indiana University chapter of Sigma Delta Chi, satirized aspects of university life through comedic sketches, cartoons, articles, and editorials contributed by IU students.

C682 Indiana University Institute for Urban Transportation records, 1925-1992

The Institute for Urban Transportation (1969-2005), part of the Kelley School of Business, aimed to improve public transportation management and policy through education, research, and technical assistance. The collection includes handbooks, reports, and newsletters materials published by the institute, demonstrating its influence on local, regional, and state transportation systems, including the IU campus bus system. 

C638 IU Chapel Roll Book, 1883-1891

Throughout most of the nineteenth century, students at Indiana University were required to attend chapel services every morning before class, despite the non-denominational nature of the university. The IU faculty kept attendance in this handy dandy ledger so they could catch the students playing hooky.

C668 Creative Writing Annual

The Creative Writing Annual was an annual compilation of essays, short stories, poems, and illustrations produced by freshman composition students in the Indiana University Department of English. This collection includes volumes created from 1931 to 1947. 

C556 Indiana University Department of Government publications, 1938-1961

The Department of Political Science was established at Indiana University in 1914 and was known as the Department of Government from 1934 to 1969. This collection consists of faculty research publications from the department and its affiliated institutions (the Institute of Politics, the Institute of Training for Public Service, and the Bureau of Government Research) that pertain mainly to politics and government within the state of Indiana.

C615 Indiana University Art Museum publications, 1920-2016

This collection consists of exhibition catalogs, marketing material, as well as catalogs and advertisements from the museum's earliest days.

C652 Women in Folklore Oral History Project records, 1982-2002

The Women in Folklore (WIF) Oral History Project was a centennial initiative of the women’s section of the American Folklore Society. The project aimed to capture the experience of women folklorists across the country. Mary Ellen Brown, Professor of Folklore at IU, organized the project and donated the interviews in her possession to the IU Folklore Archives in 2000. The collection contains correspondence, project information, and interview recordings and transcripts.

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