Special Collections Blog Posts

January 21, 2019.On this day, we celebrate the important leadership and legacy of civil-rights martyr Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who modeled courage by advocating social and economic justice for all Americans and for persons worldwide. We also recognize IUPUI's Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration Dinner, one of the most important days in the university's... Read More
January 20, 1979. On this day, a free shuttle-bus service commenced between IUPUI and the Indiana University-Bloomington main library (now Herman B Wells Library). Each Saturday morning at 8:30am the bus would depart from the parking lot north of the IUPUI Blake Street library (now Taylor Hall) and east of Cavanaugh Hall and arrive at the Bloomington... Read More
January 19, 1976. On this day, the IUPUI Sagamore, the student newspaper, published a front-page story about bills introduced in the Indiana General Assembly to detach IUPUI from Indiana University-Bloomington. The article, titled "Born to be Free?" and written by M. William Lutholtz, quoted two legislators from Indianapolis who were then pushing for... Read More
January 18, 1978. On this day, artist Christo and filmmaker Albert Maysles came to Herron School of Art to talk about Christo's and his wife Jeanne-Claude's artistic product, "Running Fences," which was a 24-mile-long, 18-foot-high, white fabric work that stretched across the hills of northern California and ended at the shore of the Pacific Ocean. The... Read More
January 17, 2001. On this day, the Lilly Endowment, Inc., and IUPUI's Indiana University School of Medicine dean Craig Brater announced a $105 million gift to fund the Indiana Genomics Initiative (INGEN), a broad effort to spur biomedical innovation involving medicine, biology, chemistry, and informatics. Faculty, staff, and student researchers from... Read More
This week's photo is of Hollywood actor and director Bill Duke speaking at the IUPUI Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration Dinner in January 1993. Go to our IUPUI Image Collection site for a sample of our significant holdings of IUPUI photography. Please contact us at speccoll@iupui.edu.
January 16, 1978. On this day, IUPUI inaugurated the first of two bus services to move students, staff, and faculty from one IUPUI location to another.When IUPUI started in 1969, the university was located in seven distinct and distant places around Indianapolis. Within a short period two of those locations were consolidated onto the near-westside... Read More
January 15, 1969. On this day, Beurt SerVaas, the president of the Indianapolis City Council, editorialized on television station WFBM (today WRTV) in reply to the station's December 24, 1968 editorial that Indianapolis would best be served by merging the Indiana University and Purdue University extension campuses in Indianapolis under one of the two... Read More
January 14, 1969. On this day, the Purdue University Board of Trustees met in the Purdue Memorial Center on the West Lafayette campus. The meeting occurred in secret on a Tuesday night, with only board members and Purdue administrators and staffers in attendance. After discussing appointment, admissions, and other issues, the board heard a report from... Read More
January 13, 1969. On this day, administrators from Indiana University and Purdue University, working behind the scenes to draft an Indianapolis campus merger plan, agreed on the academic-mission assignments that the two universities would assume after the merger.Since the handshake deal between IU president Joseph Sutton and Purdue president Frederick... Read More

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Updated Nov 12, 2018 by drayman