Special Collections Blog Posts

October 24, 1969 On this day, a new course, "Black Literature: An Overview," began in the Marott Building, one of the downtown buildings that IUPUI occupied before consolidating on the near-west side. The course was taught by Mari Evans (1923-2017), a noted African-American poet. Miss Evans was writer-in-residence for the 1969-1970 school year.Born in... Read More
October 23, 1992 On this day, Mary Elizabeth Carnegie was the keynote speaker at the Indiana University School of Nursing's second minority forum. During the previous year she had served as a distinguished visiting professor in the School of Nursing.Carnegie (1916-2008) was a pioneering black nurse whose efforts in the 1940s and 1950s were instrumental... Read More
October 22, 1983 On this day, the IUPUI Progressive Student Union co-sponsored a rally at the Indiana War Memorial in downtown Indianapolis. The rally was to protest the deployment in Western Europe of United States cruise and Pershing II missiles, ground-launched rocket systems aimed at Warsaw Pact targets. Persons at the rally also called on the... Read More
October 21, 1970 On this day, Onomatopoeia, the student newspaper of IUPUI in downtown Indianapolis, published directions for voting for the IUPUI Student Senate. As the newspaper noted, the Office of Student Services sent ballots to all students, who would have until October 30 to make their choices and mail them back.As a public service to students,... Read More
October 20, 1988 On this day, leaders of IUPUI and Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), the international nursing honors society founded by students of the Indiana University Training School for Nurses (now the School of Nursing) in Indianapolis in 1924, gathered to break ground for the new headquarters to be built on the edge of the IUPUI campus on... Read More
October 19, 1972 On this day, a two-day conference on "Women, Higher Education, and the Law" commenced at IUPUI. The Continuing Education office, then located on IUPUI's 38th Street campus, sponsored the conference, which was held in a downtown hotel. Occurring during efforts to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution, the... Read More
nOctober 18, 1993 On this day, a several IUPUI units and groups interested in encouraging women to enter science and technology studies put on a symposium and workshop for students. It was called "Developing Supportive Relationships for Success at School and at Work." Its sponsors were the School of Engineering and Technology and the School of Science... Read More
We salute IUPUI alumna Chen Ni, class of 2012 and NCAA national champion diver in 2010 and 2012. IUPUI Special Collections and Archives sports countless historical IUPUI athletics photographs. A fraction of them can be searched in our IUPUI Image Collection. Please check it out. If you can't find what you need, please contact us speccoll@iupui.edu. We... Read More
October 17, 1984 On this day, Dr. Philip Leder, professor and chairman of the department of genetics at the Harvard University School of Medicine, was the first recipient of the Steven C. Beering Award. Faculty, alumni, and alumnae of the Indiana University School of Medicine and IU Medical Center created the award to honor Beering, who had recently... Read More
October 16, 1970 On this day, a panoply of prominent personages populated the podium to dedicate the new Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis building on the corner of New York and Blackford Streets. Two symposia occurred in the morning. Indianapolis mayor Richard G. Lugar was the keynote speaker at the second, called "The Law School, the... Read More

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