General Collections

Julia Carson Papers, 1978-2007

Julia Carson Papers, 1978-2007
Mss 079
34.6 c.f. (34 cartons, 1 document box, 1 flat box)


Julia M. Carson (July 8, 1938-December 15, 2007) was the first woman and African-American to represent Indianapolis and the second African-American (after Katie Hall of Gary, Indiana) to represent Indiana in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1997 until her death.  Prior to entering Congress, Carson, a Democrat, served as a state representative and a state senator in the Indiana General Assembly and as Center Township trustee in Marion County, Indiana.

The collection is composed primarily of Carson’s records from her years in Congress, including biographical materials, committee records, legislative records, subject files, caucus records, meetings and events records, speeches, correspondence, press releases, newsletters, and flyers, office administration records, and audiovisual materials.



Interest in donation of materials

If you wish to discuss the donation of materials, please contact:

Steve Towne
IUPUI University Library
Special Collections and Archives
755 West Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: (317) 278-3445

Transfer of Records

In order to ensure the orderly transfer of records to the Archives, the following documents are available for current donors:


The General Collections include the records and papers of organizations and individuals with ties to the University and/or Indianapolis.

Mss 053
12.8 c.f. (1 carton, 20 document boxes, 19 flat boxes)



This collection is photographic documentary of scenes and places from the perspective of Neil E. Matthew, a professor of the Herron School of Art at IUPUI. He was a painter first while an undergraduate at Arizona State University. He then studied photography under Henry Holmes Smith at Indiana University. His photography, as described by its creator, is "the painter as photographic tourist." It is straight representational photography of the landscape and buildings seen during his travels throughout the United States and Europe.With the exception of one carton, all of the photographs are available online.


This collection is open to the public without restriction. The copyright laws of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) govern the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.


Last updated by lcalvert on 01/11/2012


Jessie Lucile Groves (1894-1994)

Jessie Groves was born in Montgomery County, Indiana on February 6, 1894. Following training as a nurse at the Culver Union Hospital in Crawfordsville, IN she moved to Indianapolis in 1915 to take a position as the Night Supervisor at Long Hospital on the campus of the fledgling Indiana University School of Medicine. Just two years later, at the age of 23, Jessie became the Operating Room Supervisor at Long Hospital. In 1938 she added this same position at Riley Hospital, and thus became the Operating Room Supervisor for all of the Indiana University Medical Center. She spent the rest of her career working at Long and Riley hospitals, retiring sometime in the 1950s. Jessie died in Crawfordsville on February 13, 1994, having just celebrated her 100th birthday.

Last updated by on 07/15/2013

Collection currently being processed.

For more information on the availability of the collection for research, please contact the Ruth Lilly Special Collections and Archives at (317) 274-0464 or email the Archives at

Mss 012
0.4 c.f. (1 document box)


Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society of North America, Indiana University Medical Center, Chapter 175, established on January 27, 1961, as an honor society of scientists. The chapter holds annual meetings, sponsors lectures, and awards undergraduate and graduate students for excellence in research.

Last updated by on 03/23/2009

Mss 51
117.2 c.f. (110 cartons, 10 document boxes, , 3 flat boxes, 182 video tapes, 845 audio tapes)
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Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is an honor society for nurses committed to fostering excellence, scholarship and leadership in nursing to improve health care worldwide.  STTI is a society of nursing leaders who are active in research, education, and practice in the field.  As an honor society, it recognizes those who excel in their field and emphasizes the importance of continued professional enhancement.  The International Center for Nursing Scholarship, located on the campus of Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) in Indianapolis, Indiana, is the headquarters of STTI. 


Last updated by on 07/15/2013

Mss 015
1.1 c.f. (1 document box, 1 pamphlet box, and 2 flat boxes)



Last updated by on 03/22/2009

Mss 27
165.0 c.f. (155 cartons, 10 flat boxes) and 22 rolls of microfilm
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Last updated by on 04/08/2009