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Attention Class of 2020 – Share your stories with the Bicentennial Oral History Project

Attention Class of 2020 – Share your stories with the Bicentennial Oral History Project

IU wants to hear your story and we want lots of our IU East Class of 2020 students to be part of this historical event. Record an oral history and share your unique memories and experiences with future generations! Help us document the Class of 2020 by sharing your story! It’s easy to participate: volunteer here. More information about this special project is presented by Kelly Kish, the Director of the IU Bicentennial:   Class of 2020, I am writing to invite you to volunteer for the Bicentennial Oral History Class of 2020 project. We have already gathered more than 1,200 interviews with alumni, faculty, and staff members from all IU campuses about their IU experiences. We want to add … Continued
IU East Archives Bicentennial Oral History Project Update: The Lasting Impact of Veramallay, Bodiker, and Weller

IU East Archives Bicentennial Oral History Project Update: The Lasting Impact of Veramallay, Bodiker, and Weller

The IU Bicentennial is a year-long celebration, but we have been working on collecting stories for the Bicentennial Oral History Project since Fall 2016 and will continue to document the IU East experiences of alumni, faculty and staff. This Fall semester we interviewed three members of the IU East community who have contributed greatly by serving on the Chancellor’s Board of Advisors, fundraising for campus and raising scholarship funds for students. They are Professor Emeritus of Economics Ashton Veramallay, former Indiana State Representative and honorary IU East Alumni Dick Bodiker, and lifelong IU Alumni member and early supporter of IU East, Margie Weller. Ashton Veramallay and Dick Bodiker both are Chancellor Medallion recipients and Margie Weller was awarded an IU … Continued
Oral History Collections Available Online

Oral History Collections Available Online

Thanks to special IU funding, the audio-visual material that was housed in the IU East archives was digitized as part of the Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative (MDPI Project).  We are working on moving them into IU’s publicly accessible Media Collection Online (MCO), which is the campus wide platform for all of IU’s digitized AV material. We are building collections and transitioning them to MCO from Dark Avalon, which is a read-only, restricted access site. IU East currently has five collections available: Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes from 1995-2004 The Faculty Senate serves as a legislative body of the university, comprised of all faculty members. They share in the responsibility of creating and recommending academic policy within curricula and other general … Continued
The 200 Festival Collections Showcase

The 200 Festival Collections Showcase

Assistant Librarian of Access & Technical Services and IU East Archivist Beth South presented at the 200 Festival Collections Showcase in Bloomington, IN on September 27, 2019. The showcase aimed to show how IU students, staff and faculty are using technology to enhance preservation, conservation, and use of collections and to develop new collections for public engagement. Beth showcased the IU East LGBTQ+ Archive Collection, a new student-created collection which uses the IU Pressbooks platform. The e-book platform allows the collection to be easily accessible to the public, with chapters denoting different themes, focusing on people, places, or events and it can be easily searched for those wanting to find content related to gay marriage, drag shows, asexuality, and more. … Continued
The Persistence of Memory

The Persistence of Memory

“Do you want to take a picture?” “Oh, I’m sure we’ll remember it.” Have you ever heard an exchange like that?  We have a tendency to take memory for granted; to assume that what we want of our past will be accessible later on.  That is true whether the memories are personal – the first words of a new baby, perhaps – or societal, such as memory of a major cultural shift or shared triumph or tragedy.  Memories (whether personal or recounted for us in books, museums, and memorials) preserve learning and heritage and culture.  Lives are defined by it.  Even blockbuster popular entertainment like the television show Game of Thrones have recently paused the action long enough to contemplate … Continued