University Archives

The University Archives at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) was created in April, 1975 by Vice President and Chancellor Glenn W. Irwin, Jr. to serve as the official repository for University records that have long-term historical, administrative, legal, and/or fiscal value. It accessions such records by authority of the University's administration, preserves them for future use, and organizes them for controlled access. Its primary purpose is to serve the administrative, teaching, research, and public service needs of the University and other user communities. In order to fulfill this purpose, the University Archives collects as comprehensively as possible those records that have enduring value to documenting the history of IUPUI, its administration, and the schools, programs, and services that it administers.

The collections listed are only a portion of the materials held by the Ruth Lilly Special Collections and Archives, and additional collections are added on a continuing basis. For a complete listing of collections, contact Special Collections and Archives through Ask an Archivist.

Catalog-level information about each of the collections can be found in IUCAT, Indiana University Libraries' online catalog.

Updated Jan 29, 2016 by Webmaster

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Records of the Indiana Conference and then the IUPUI Chapter of this national organization of university faculty.

Records documenting the development of the physical environment of the IUPUI campus.

Records documenting the first such university-based center established in 1994 by IUPUI to inform IUPUI and the Indiana University system regarding copyright law and the management of copyright issues in higher education.

Records documenting development of curriculum and programs of IUPUI department.

Records documenting the establishment and development of the occupational thearapy program at IUPUI.

Records documenting the admission process for students of IUPUI.

Records documenting the "GO Committee" created by IUPUI Chancellor Maynard Hine to develop long-range plans for IUPUI.

Records documenting the school's development and its role in training artists, art educators, and designers.

Records documenting the multi-campus university system of which IUPUI is part.

Records documenting the growth and the educational programs of the Columbus Campus.

Records documenting the establishment of the downtown campus and eventually IUPUI.

Records of the organization that serves as the faculty governance body of the university.

Collection of images visually representing IUPUI's history and development.

Miscellaneous Records pertaining to the IUPUI campus.

Records of the organization that serves as the self-governance forum for non-academic staff of the university.

Records documenting the development of the IUPUI school designed to improve entering undergraduate student retention.

Records about the programs and services of the IUPUI University Library, Herron School of Art Library, and IUPU-Columbus Library.

Collection of images visually representing IUPUI's history and development.

Records documenting the development of business education at IUPUI.

Records from the office at IUPUI that serves as the faculty records office as well as developed and communicated policies relating to faculty and faculty promotion and tenure. The office also coordinates the development of courses and curricula for schools and departments.

Records from the office that collects and disseminates information and data on various aspects of IUPUI, including statistical and other information on IUPUI students.

Records documenting the services provided to IUPUI faculty, staff, and students seeking to study abroad, the work to bring international scholars and students to IUPUI, and the formation of partnerships with universities around the world.

Records from the chief executive officer of IUPUI and oversees the development and the operation of the campus

Records from the chief academic officer at IUPUI that oversees the development and administration of academic programs, faculty appointments, professional development, promotion and tenure, and academic support operations.

Records from the main public relations office at IUPUI that oversees media and community relations, publications, the IUPUI alumni office, the Indiana University Foundation operation in Indianapolis, the Continuing Studies program, and intercollegiate athletics.

Records from the office that administers a number of services on campus, including accounting, the bursar, the police department, the campus bookstores, human resources, and several other offices.

Records from the office that coordinates campus-wide planning efforts and institutional research initiatives from among the various units, schools, and office of IUPUI.

Records from the office that supports graduate level programs at IUPUI.

Records from the office that provides services and support to students at IUPUI.

Records documenting the research center established in 1989 and affiliated with IUPUI and its School of Liberal Arts that focuses on Indianapolis and Indiana-related research projects.

Records documenting Purdue University's educational offerings in Indianapolis with an emphasis on engineering and the sciences.

Records documenting the publishing of the student newspaper.

Records documenting the development of non-credit/credit and adult education programs at IUPUI.

Records documenting the establishment of the school in 1925 from the Indiana Dental College and the development of dental education in Indiana.

Records about teacher training and other programs offered at IUPUI.

Records about the allied health education program offered at IUPUI.

Records documenting the development of the IU School of Law-Indianapolis from private law schools in Indianapolis to the current school on the IUPUI campus.

Records documenting the merger of the arts, humanities, and most of the social science departments of the Indiana University-Indianapolis Downtown Campus and Purdue University-Indianapolis Extension campus and the development of the current school and its programs.

Records documenting the development medical education in Indiana.

Records documenting the establishment of the Indiana University Training School for Nurses in 1914 and the development of nursing education in Indiana.

Records include correspondence, minutes, faculty and student records, financial records, alumni records, publications, and other records.

Records documenting the development of the curriculum and programs at IUPUI.

Records documenting the development of the curriculum and programs for this school.

Records documenting the development of the curriculum and programs for this system-wide school.

Records from the school's antecedents to the current school documenting the development of the engineering and applied technology education at IUPUI.

Records documenting student government organizations role in campus governance in the course of the university's growth.