January Caption Contest

All are encouraged to enter captions to a photo in the Archives. The contest winner (as chosen by those sagacious heads at Caption Contest Central) will receive a Fabulous Prize.

Beat! beat! drums!—blow! bugles! blow! Over the traffic of cities—over the rumble of wheels in the streets; Are beds prepared for sleepers at night in the houses? no sleepers must sleep in those beds, No bargainers’ bargains by day—no brokers or speculators—would they continue? Would the talkers be talking? would the singer attempt to sing? Would the lawyer rise in the court to state his case before the judge? Then rattle quicker, heavier drums—you bugles wilder blow. Walt Whitman, Beat! Beat! Drums! This month’s photo, the first of 2022, depicts people in the Krannert Building of the Purdue University-Indianapolis Extension on 38th Street, opposite the State Fairgrounds. The event was a reception that occurred on September 6, 1967, before the merger of IU and Purdue operations in Indy, and featured a cake in the shape of Purdue’s “world’s largest drum.” On the side away from the camera were the words to the Purdue fight song. Do you wonder what the people in the photo were saying? Let us know by entering your captions. The best caption (in the view of the Contest’s unimpeachable judges) will win its author a Fabulous Prize! https://ulib.iupui.edu/captioncontest/front We congratulate Tia Swain for her caption to the December photo: “After a semester of awkward moments, Jenn decided to bring her own conversation starter to the department’s end-of-year mixer.” She wins our Fabulous Prize! We beat the drum for the Caption Contest! Start the semester on the right foot! March to the Contest website today and enter your captions! Check out the IUPUI Image Collection for all your IUPUI photography needs. We continue to add photos depicting IUPUI’s myriad faces and phases. Don’t find what you need? The Image Collection represents just a small fraction of our photo holdings. Let us know what you are looking for. Email us at speccoll@iupui.edu. We remain, dear friends, Your humble servants, Greg and Steve On an island of music in a city of drumbeats the drum dream girl dreamed of pounding tall conga drums tapping small bongó drums and boom boom booming with long, loud sticks on big, round, silvery moon-bright timbales. Margarita Engle, Drum Dream Girl


Purdue Drum


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