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Women of distinction: remarkable in works and invincible in character

Women of distinction: remarkable in works and invincible in character

Every day, new collections of historical treasures are transformed from print or microform versions to digital formats, thanks to technology and the expertise of library staff. They become shared treasures available publicly via online library and museum collections. The New York Public Library Digital Collections has recently added images of African American women who were featured in the 1893 book by Josephine Turpin Washington, Women of distinction: remarkable in works and invincible in character. This collection includes 43 women of exceptional accomplishments. We share ten of them here, and invite you to explore more. Images are all from the NYPL digital collection; additional information about each woman was gathered from the source linked to her name. Interested in exploring other … Continued
News from the Archives – Semester Roundup

News from the Archives – Semester Roundup

This past semester, the archives has been very busy. We have a few ongoing projects, some new collections in the works, and a few updates. First, some ongoing projects… Bicentennial Oral History Project The Bicentennial Oral History Project is still happening! Oral History Assistant Ashley Clayton started with us this past August, contacting alumni and conducting interviews. This semester, Ashley interviewed 14 alumni, staff, and even a few faculty members, such as retired nursing professor Jane Vincent and current Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs T.J. Rivard. We also have online student Jennifer Haught, who started in October as our second Oral History Assistant, and she has been helping us with transcribing our interviews. So far, Jennifer has transcribed 13 … Continued
Out of the Archives- Traffic Control by Hannah Castor

Out of the Archives- Traffic Control by Hannah Castor

While researching in the IU East library archives, I discovered a folder labeled “Traffic Light” located in the box “IU East Campus Construction.” I was originally looking for IU East building sketches, but curious, I started looking through the papers included in the “Traffic Light” folder and soon discovered that the folder is dedicated to both plans and reasons for putting in a traffic light at the intersection of Chester Blvd. and Horizons Parkway. I was surprised to find that there was not always a traffic light at this intersection, and reading through parts of the proposal, I discovered there were numerous accidents at the intersection, prompting the traffic light proposal to reach a new level of concern. The document … Continued
What’s Happening in the Indiana University East Archives?

What’s Happening in the Indiana University East Archives?

The IU East Archives is busy these days with various projects related to the IU Bicentennial. The archives is working to not only expand and improve its collections, but help the IU East campus stand out as well. Here are some projects that the IU East Archives is currently working on. Applying for an Indiana State Historical Marker With the help of the Office of the Bicentennial in Bloomington, all of the IU campuses are applying for an Indiana State Historical Marker. This year, the IU East campus, along with South Bend and IUPUI, is applying for a marker and, if approved, will have a marker installed on campus in 2018. The marker application is granted and made by the … Continued
The IU East Archives- Exploring and Preserving the Campus’ History

The IU East Archives- Exploring and Preserving the Campus’ History

The campus archives is doing a lot to prepare for IU’s Bicentennial in 2020 and for IU East’s 50th anniversary in 2021. We have the Bicentennial Oral History project, a campus wide endeavor to collect stories from IU alumni across all the campuses, happening now and the stories we collect here at East are vital to preserving the history and culture of IU East. If you are an IU alumni, you can participate at https://200.iu.edu/signature-projects/oral-history/form.html. Make sure to select “share my story” and to choose the campus you graduated from. IU East alumni will hear from the East campus Bicentennial intern, Cassidy Clouse, or archivist, Beth South. We also have a few other projects happening at the IU East Archives … Continued