The University Archives at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) was created in April, 1975 by Vice President and Chancellor Glenn W. Irwin, Jr. to serve as the official repository for University records that have long-term historical, administrative, legal, and/or fiscal value. It accessions such records by authority of the University's administration, preserves them for future use, and organizes them for controlled access. Its primary purpose is to serve the administrative, teaching, research, and public service needs of the University and other user communities. In order to fulfill this purpose, the University Archives collects as comprehensively as possible those records that have enduring value to documenting the history of IUPUI, its administration, and the schools, programs, and services that it administers.
The collections listed are only a portion of the materials held by the Ruth Lilly Special Collections and Archives, and additional collections are added on a continuing basis. For a complete listing of collections, contact Special Collections and Archives through Ask an Archivist.
Catalog-level information about each of the collections can be found in IUCAT, Indiana University Libraries' online catalog.