Special Collections Blog Posts

IUPUI Photo of the Week: September 23-29, 2018 For a brief period, IUPUI police patrolled campus on horseback. The sight of the beautiful horses enchanted many. But this undated photo perplexes us. Could this very young person be receiving a ticket from "Officer Friendly?"IUPUI Special Collections and Archives has hundreds of thousands of IUPUI photos... Read More
September 26, 1985 On this day, The Purdue School of Science at IUPUI hosted Prof. Robert J. Sternberg, an eminent professor of psychology at Yale University and considered one of the leading young scientists in the United States. Prof. Sternberg spoke on "Beyond IQ" in the Krannert Building on IUPUI's 38th Street Campus, where most of the School of... Read More
September 25, 1978 On this day, IUPUI threw a block party to celebrate the groundbreaking for the School of Business/School of Public and Environmental Affairs building. Campus leaders sent out over five thousand invitations to government, business, academic, and community leaders to share in the celebration.The four-storey, $8 million building to... Read More
September 24, 1970 On this day, the IUPUI Student Senate, the student government organization, sponsored a film festival in the "M" building on campus, also known as the Lecture Hall. Screened were the classic films The Maltese Falcon (1941, directed by John Huston) with Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor, The Informer (1935, directed by John Ford) with... Read More
September 23, 1983 On this day, the IUPUI canoe-racing squad held their first annual IUPUI Intercollegiate Canoe Races on the White River near campus. The IUPUI two-person teams faced canoe-ists from Ivy Tech, Indiana Central (now the University of Indianapolis), and Marian College (now Marian University), other Indianapolis colleges.  Butler... Read More
September 22, 1978 On this day, the Honorable Bella Abzug, former U.S. representative from New York, gave a free lecture at 8pm in the IUPUI Lecture Hall. The IUPUI Lectures and Convocations Committee and the IUPUI Center for Women sponsored the event, which was open to the public. Organizers invited all in attendance to a reception held after the... Read More
September 21, 2001 On this day, United States Supreme Court justice Anthony Kennedy was the keynote speaker at the dedication of Lawrence W. Inlow Hall, the new home of the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis.In 1970 the School of Law had opened a new building at the southwest corner of Blackford and New York Streets, but by the early 1990s... Read More
September 20, 1996 On this day, a traveling exhibition titled "The Many Realms of King Arthur" opened in University Library. The show, organized by the American Library Association, included manuscripts, paintings, and other materials from Arthurian collections at the Newberry Library in Chicago and the New York Public Library. It also involved a... Read More
IUPUI Photo of the Week: September 16-22, 2018Does this look like a good way to go to class in Cavanaugh Hall? This photo from 1988 shows a cadet of the IUPUI Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) rappelling down the side of Cavanaugh. IUPUI Special Collections and Archives has hundreds of thousands of campus photos. View part of them in our IUPUI... Read More