Special Collections Blog Posts

Let's get in the holiday mood, shall we? This week's IUPUI photo shows Santa Claus paying an early call at the Herron School of Art in 1970. My, the freshmen look younger every year. (It's an old joke, but timeless. We in the Archives specialize in old stuff.)Looking for IUPUI photos for that special occasion? Look no further than the Archives, where you'll... Read More
December 5, 1971. On this day, Dean Emily Holmquist of the Indiana University School of Nursing retired. She had assumed directorship of the IU Training School for Nurses in 1957. During her leadership, in 1965, Holmquist persuaded the university to combine the Training School located in Indianapolis with the nursing education program in the School of... Read More
December 4, 1985. On this day, Indiana's first trauma center designed specifically for children opened at the James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children on the Indiana University Medical Center campus. According to Professor Dennis W. Vane, professor of pediatric surgery in the Department of Pediatrics in the IU School of Medicine, the center was... Read More
December 3, 1987. On this day, the IUPUI Faculty Council voted unanimously to adopt a policy prohibiting smoking on campus except in designated places in campus buildings. The exceptions were large, however, and afforded opportunities for smokers to continue to smoke in well ventilated offices and in designated smoking rooms. Indeed, the Sagamore, the... Read More
December 2, 1997. On this day, Sigma Theta Tau International, the honor society for nursing which was started by students in the Indiana University Training School for Nurses (now the IU School of Nursing), began its 75th anniversary celebration at its 34th biennial convention held in the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Over two thousand... Read More
December 1, 1975. On this day, the IUPUI Sagamore, the student newspaper, ran a front-page article under the banner headline, "Ryan tells student organizations to DROP DEAD." The article reported that Indiana University president John W. Ryan had recommended to the Board of Trustees to end mandatory funding of student organizations at all IU campuses.... Read More
November 30, 1997. On this day, IUPUI and IU School of Medicine graduate and astronaut David A. Wolf had sixteen minutes of face time with his family on the Sunday after Thanksgiving while orbiting earth in the MIR space station. This technical feat was owing to efforts by IUPUI UITS (University Information Technology Services) wizards David Donaldson... Read More
November 29, 1990. On this day, Chancellor Gerald L. Bepko hosted a reception to honor Alvin S. Bynum on the occasion of his retirement from IUPUI. The reception was held at the University Place Hotel (now The Tower dormitory). Those assembled recognized Bynum's nearly forty years of service to education. When he retired, Bynum was dean of University... Read More
IUPUI Photo of the Week, November 25-December 1. In November 2008, the IUPUI Jaguars men's basketball team played IU-Bloomington in Assembly Hall in Bloomington. In a hard-fought contest, IUB prevailed 60-57.IUPUI Special Collections and Archives has a treasure trove of IUPUI sports photography. A tiny fraction of it can be found in our IUPUI Image... Read More
November 28, 1984. On this day, the University Gay/Lesbian Alliance met in the evening to hear a discussion of "Alcohol and Other Substance Abuse." The group met at the Lambda Center at 3754 North Illinois Street in Indianapolis, miles north of IUPUI's downtown campus, according to a notice in the IUPUI Sagamore, the student newspaper. The notice made... Read More

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