Special Collections Blog Posts

January 28, 1969. On this day, Indiana University and Purdue University issued a joint news release announcing officially their plan to merge the Indianapolis campuses of both universities. The release said that university representatives had shared the plan with Indiana General Assembly legislators from Marion County on that day. In fact, university... Read More
January 27, 1969. On this day, Jack M. Ryder, dean and director of the Purdue University-Indianapolis Extension campus, sent a memorandum addressed to "All members of the Faculty, [and] Administrative, Clerical and Service Staff" of the 38th Street institution about recent developments. He reminded them that he had alerted them to "active political... Read More
January 26, 1976. On this day, the Herron Gallery at the Herron School of Art at 16th and Pennsylvania Streets opened a student show of paintings, prints, drawings, clay pieces, and three-dimensional design works. All works were available for sale. The sale continued through February. Persons interested in purchasing student works were asked to contact... Read More
January 25, 1969. On this day, Dean Glenn W. Irwin, Jr., of the Indiana University School of Medicine announced the appointment of Dr. Charles A. Hunter, Jr.,  to be chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Hunter, who had served as chair in the OB/GYN department at the University of Washington for seven years, would resume his tenure... Read More
January 24, 1969. On this day, the Indiana University Board of Trustees gathered in the Board of Trustees room in Bryan Hall on the Bloomington campus of Indiana University. Prominent on the agenda for the assembled trustees and university administrators was the matter of IU's Indianapolis campuses. All in the room were aware of the threat from... Read More
This week's photo shows ten years ago when IUPUI celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2009. On hand were IUPUI's Amy Conrad Warner and U.S. Senator Richard G. Lugar, who as mayor of Indianapolis in 1968-1969 was instrumental in the creation of IUPUI.The IUPUI Image Collection contains a portion of IUPUI Special Collections and Archives's total IUPUI... Read More
January 23, 1984.On this day, the Sagamore, the IUPUI student newspaper, reported that, per usual, State Senator Lawrence Borst had introduced a bill in the Indiana Senate to create an independent state university in Indianapolis. He authored another bill to name the independent state university the University of Indianapolis. As well, he proferred another... Read More
January 22, 1969. On this day, the Indianapolis News, the evening daily newspaper in the city, reported on its front page that Purdue University and Indiana University were working on a merger of their Indianapolis campuses. The report, written by journalist Ralph Kramer, noted that the matter was before the boards of trustees of the two state... Read More
January 21, 2019.On this day, we celebrate the important leadership and legacy of civil-rights martyr Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who modeled courage by advocating social and economic justice for all Americans and for persons worldwide. We also recognize IUPUI's Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration Dinner, one of the most important days in the university's... Read More
January 20, 1979. On this day, a free shuttle-bus service commenced between IUPUI and the Indiana University-Bloomington main library (now Herman B Wells Library). Each Saturday morning at 8:30am the bus would depart from the parking lot north of the IUPUI Blake Street library (now Taylor Hall) and east of Cavanaugh Hall and arrive at the Bloomington... Read More

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