Special Collections Blog Posts

We welcome the colorful days of autumn, when campus trees put on spectacular displays. IUPUI Special Collections and Archives has a horn o' plenty of historical IUPUI photography. Our IUPUI Image Collection lets you search through a portion of it. Please let us know how we can be of service speccoll@iupui.edu.
October 10, 1969 On this day, the James Whitcomb Riley Hospital Cheer Guild held its annual benefit card party at the Murat Temple. With the proceeds of the event, the Cheer Guild purchased a "special wheeled stretcher equipped for any type of patient" for use at Robert Long Hospital.The Cheer Guild has had a long relationship with the hospitals in the... Read More
October 9, 1993 On this day, the IUPUI women's softball team took on an all-star team of softball alumnae in a one-hundred-inning softball marathon game, starting at 8am and ending at 3pm. The event was part of a fundraiser for the team.Immediately afterwards began the Softball Challenge, organized by the IUPUI Intercollegiate Athletics office. Teams... Read More
October 8, 2014 On this day, campus leaders broke ground for the new headquarters of the Regenstrief Institute, a leader in biomedical information, health services, and aging research, on the campus of IUPUI adjacent to the Indiana University School of Medicine. The building arose on land leased from IU located on 10th Street between Riley Hospital... Read More
October 7, 1980 On this day, IUPUI leaders and prominent guests dedicated a major art installation on the campus. The sculptures of artist David von Schlegell rose in the courtyard in front of Cavanaugh Hall, University Library (now Taylor Hall), and the then-incomplete Business/SPEA building during the summer. The "minimalist" installation involved... Read More
October 6, 1988 On this day, Anthony Hazlitt Heard, the longest-serving editor of any major South African newspaper, gave a public lecture sponsored by the Office of International Programs. The lecture occurred in the Business/SPEA building.Heard edited the Cape Times, a leading antiapartheid newspaper in Cape Town, South Africa. As a reporter and... Read More
October 5, 1983 On this day, famous Indianapolis novelist Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., spoke to students, staff, and faculty in the IUPUI Lecture Hall at the invitation of the IUPUI Distinguished Lecture Series Committee. A reception followed.Vonnegut (1922-2007), then popular for his best-selling novels including Slaughterhouse-Five and Breakfast of Champions... Read More
October 4, 1982 On this day, IUPUI and Indiana University leaders in full academic regalia, assisted by city dignitaries, dedicated the IU Track and Field Stadium, the adjacent athletic fields, and the IU School of Physical Education and Natatorium Building.The summer of 1982 saw the completion of the track stadium (now called Michael A. Carroll... Read More
IUPUI Photo of the Week: September 30-October 6, 2018 Isn't there a poem to the effect that "In autumn, young men's fancies lightly turn to thoughts of football?" If there isn't, there should be! In this photo from 1990, students scrimmage outside of Cavanaugh Hall while enraptured onlookers, uh, look on. IUPUI Special Collections and Archives has... Read More
October 3, 2013 On this day, the IU Student Outreach Clinic, a partnership of several IUPUI schools, won the Governor's Service Award for exemplary service learning. The clinic is a student-run and staffed initiative to provide free medical, dental, and other services to uninsured, underserved, and under-resourced members of the Indianapolis... Read More

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