Library Resources

Library Resources

Relaxing Reading

Relaxing Reading

Chances are, your summer will include books. From ‘beach’ literature to just catching up on a favorite author you didn’t have time for during the semester, immersing yourself in a good book is a time-tested use of your summer or vacation. Normally, you might think of the college library as being a place for academic literature – not exactly the kind of books you’d pack for a vacation. But we have lots of lighter reading, as well – in plenty of genres. Are you interested in comics? Our collection includes dozens of graphic novels (from superhero stories like Wonder Woman and the X-Men to more substantive fare like J Edgar Hoover, or acclaimed titles like Persepolis, Habibi, and Pride of … Continued
The March of Civil Rights

The March of Civil Rights

The tumultuous month of April, 1968 was fifty years ago. It saw a national low on April 4th, when Martin Luther King Jr. was shot. And days later, on April 11th, it saw the high of President Lyndon Johnson signing the Civil Rights Act into law. Locally, it also saw the explosion in downtown Richmond on April 6th – the aftermath of which, in contrast to the violence and arson and riots seen nationwide, saw black and white Richmondites working hand in hand to staunch the damage – putting out fires together, perhaps a sign of hope in the midst of national conflict. But fifty years later, the march of civil rights is not yet finished. Perhaps this legacy and … Continued
Oral History Assistant documents experiences and preserves memories

Oral History Assistant documents experiences and preserves memories

Throughout Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 IU Oral History Assistant Ashley Clayton has been interviewing IU East alumni, staff and faculty, as part of the IU Bicentennial project. Clayton, a senior History major, has completed 28 interviews, and is also transcribing them so the original audio will be accessible online. In preparation for celebrating 200 years of Indiana University in 2020 and IU East’s 50th anniversary in 2021, Clayton has talked with individuals affiliated with IU East from the 1970s to today. They represent varied majors and departments and each interview provides a glimpse into the ways IU has impacted each person. Gloria Dixon is an Assistant professor at IU East, in the School of Nursing. She is from Whitesburg … Continued
Wide Awake

Wide Awake

This month features an opportunity to see a documentary, “Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock” about the failed Sioux-led protests against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which in the process of delivering oil from North Dakota to Illinois crosses both the Missouri and Mississippi River upstream of American Indian tribal lands. Government pushback against the protests over the course of more than a year led to around 300 injuries and 500 arrests. This film is sponsored by the Diversity Events Committee and will play five more times in various venues on campus in the months of March and April. While the protest movement was not successful, it has brought national and international attention to the legal battles surrounding … Continued
Out of the Archives – A Brief History of the Indiana University East Student Newspaper

Out of the Archives – A Brief History of the Indiana University East Student Newspaper

As IU East Archivist, Beth South is the go-to person to help guide you through the IU East Archives. Recently, she’s been researching Indiana University East’s mascots – the Pioneers and the Red Wolves. Flipping through all the past issues of the physical newspaper (we have more than 40 years of them!) she noted the paper’s name and logo changes, the articles, ads, and editorials. It is our most popular archival collection and provides the best record of the various events and developments that shaped IU East, so we wanted to share a brief history of the IU East student newspaper.   The student newspaper was a student organization, a club that had a faculty advisor and it regularly had … Continued