Genesis at 40

In 1972, faculty members Rebecca Pitts of the Department of English and Laurence Lampert of the Department of Philosophy proposed the creation of a literary journal containing poetry, short stories, and essays written by IUPUI students. The proposal won the approval of campus administration, and in the spring of 1973 the first issue of genesis appeared. In conjunction with the publication party for the Spring 2012 issue of genesis, the Ruth Lilly Special Collections and Archives created an exhibit tracing the history of the journal. The exhibit contains photos of and comments by Pitts, Lampert, and the campus administrators concerning the journal, photos of students whose writings appeared in genesis, and copies of the journal.