Special Collections Blog Posts

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
September 19, 1970 On this day, the Black Student Union of IUPUI met for the first time. The meeting took place in the Union Building roof lounge, a popular gathering spot on the IUPUI campus. The organization quickly became the most important and vocal student organization at IUPUI.The Black State Union (BSU) emerged at a time when African-American... Read More
September 18, 1969 On this day, the Indiana University School of Business launched its first four-year baccalaureate degree program at the Indianapolis campus. For the first time, IUPUI students could complete a B.S. degree in business by taking all their courses in Indianapolis.Previously, most IU programs in Indianapolis (for many years known as IU-... Read More
September 17, 1982 On this day, the IU School of Law-Indianapolis student moot court team and their faculty adviser were honored at the school's Law Alumni Day event for taking first place in the American Bar Association's National Advocacy Competition during the summer. The team competed against a large number of other schools to win first prize.The... Read More
September 16, 1994 On this day, IUPUI administrators held a building preview ceremony for the University Cancer Care Building then under construction. Indiana U.S. representative John T. Myers, credited with securing $10 million in federal funding for the $16 million project, was on hand. Indiana University president Myles Brand, IUPUI chancellor Jerry... Read More
September 15, 1969 On this day, the IU School of Law-Indianapolis commenced its first full-time day program.Indiana University's  law school in Indianapolis grew out of mergers of several private law schools that had operated in the city since the nineteenth century. Many of the these schools catered to students who worked in downtown offices and... Read More
September 14, 1989 On this day, The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra performed a free outdoor concert on the mall outside University Library (now Taylor Hall). The IUPUI  Office of the 20th Anniversary Celebration sponsored the event. Fittingly, the players of the ISO performed Georg Friedrich Handel's "Water Music," a composition originally scored... Read More
September 13, 1982 On this day, the IUPUI Writing Center opened. The Writing Center aimed to assist students with three main issues writers face: writer's block, how best to express ideas and concepts, and proper punctuation. The Sagamore, the IUPUI student newspaper, quoted director Ronald Stahl: "Currently, only IUPUI students may take advantage of... Read More