The University Archives is your stop for IU Bloomington history.
As an archives, our primary mission is to collect, organize, preserve and make accessible records documenting Indiana University's origins and development and the activities and achievements of its officers, faculty, students, alumni and benefactors. With an estimated 18,000 cubic feet of records and papers in all formats, the University Archives is the largest and most comprehensive source of information on the history and culture of Indiana University. To ensure this history is captured, we provide records management assistance to IU Bloomington offices, schools, departments, as well as administrative offices on the IUB campus that have system-wide responsibilities.
We invite and encourage public, students, staff, faculty, and researchers to use our collections, whether the purpose is for teaching, research, or pure curiosity.
Planning your visit
The University Archives reading room is located on the 4th floor of the Wells Library East Tower on the Indiana University Bloomington campus. Wells Library has two accessible entrances. There are numerous bike parking options nearby and for those traveling by car we recommend parking at the East Parking Garage. For maps and additional details about both of these options, visit the Office of Parking Operations parking facilities webpage.