Special Collections Blog Posts

February 3, 1970. On this day, faculty, staff, and students of the Indiana University School of Nursing held a "birthday party" celebrating the school's history in Indianapolis. As well, the event served as the "kickoff" event at IUPUI in Indianapolis for IU's sequicentennial celebration, which continued throughout that calendar year. The Indiana... Read More
February 2, 1971. On this day, Howard S. Wilcox, president of Howard S. Wilcox, Inc., public relations consultants, a former director of publications and personnel for the Indianapolis Star and News, was the keynote speaker for an eight-week course titled "Effective Public Relations and Publicity." The course was shown on IUPUI's 38th Street Campus and... Read More
February 1, 1988. On this day, IUPUI campus leaders released the IUPUI Development Plan, 1988-2000 in draft to campus faculty and staff. Chancellor Gerald L. Bepko and Dean of the Faculties/Executive Vice Chancellor William M. Plater, the writers of the document, solicited one more round of input before rolling out the final product in late March.The... Read More
January 31, 1977. On this day, the Sagamore, the IUPUI student newspaper, published an article announcing the formation of a History Society. The Society was open to all students, not just history majors, who were interested and intrigued by historical questions. According to the article, the Society would "provide an informal social setting in which... Read More
This week's photo features the inauguration of Charles R. Bantz in 2003 as the fourth chancellor in IUPUI's history. He served as chancellor until 2015.IUPUI Special Collections and Archives has a wealth of photography documenting the history of IUPUI. See some of it in our IUPUI Image Collection. Email us at speccoll@iupui.edu with your questions.
January 30, 1969. On this day, Indiana University-Indianapolis chancellor Dr. Maynard K. Hine composed a covering memorandum and sent it to all faculty and staff of IU in Indianapolis, along with the January 28 joint news release and the text of the resolution creating IUPUI passed by the boards of trustees of IU and Purdue University. He wished, he... Read More
January 29, 1969. On this day, the Indianapolis News ran an article, "Campus Merger Called 'Necessary,'" quoting the newly appointed chancellor of IUPUI, Dr. Maynard K. Hine, concerning the just-announced merger of Purdue University and Indiana University's Indianapolis campuses. The evening newspaper quoted Hine's comments made earlier in the day. "We... Read More
January 28, 1969. On this day, Indiana University and Purdue University issued a joint news release announcing officially their plan to merge the Indianapolis campuses of both universities. The release said that university representatives had shared the plan with Indiana General Assembly legislators from Marion County on that day. In fact, university... Read More
January 27, 1969. On this day, Jack M. Ryder, dean and director of the Purdue University-Indianapolis Extension campus, sent a memorandum addressed to "All members of the Faculty, [and] Administrative, Clerical and Service Staff" of the 38th Street institution about recent developments. He reminded them that he had alerted them to "active political... Read More
January 26, 1976. On this day, the Herron Gallery at the Herron School of Art at 16th and Pennsylvania Streets opened a student show of paintings, prints, drawings, clay pieces, and three-dimensional design works. All works were available for sale. The sale continued through February. Persons interested in purchasing student works were asked to contact... Read More

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