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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
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
Bicentennial Oral History 2017 Recap

Bicentennial Oral History 2017 Recap

The IU East Alumni Oral History Project to celebrate IU’s Bicentennial in 2020 is beginning to wrap up for Spring 2017. Most recently we have been able to interview Denice Honaker, David Markley, Kara Bellew, Doris Phelps, Kimberly Schwartzel, Kraig Rose, and Rachel Rose. (Intern Cassidy Clouse and Professor of Early Childhood Education Dr. Denice Honaker, 2016, courtesy of IUE Library) Beginning in August 2016, I have immersed myself in the history and legacy of Indiana University East. From IU East’s humble beginnings in the basement of neighboring Earlham College, to the big move to our own campus in 1975, to offering advanced degrees and becoming Indiana University’s main campus for online education, we have flourished and will continue to … 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
Do you have a story? Oral history interviews are continuing at the IU East Campus Library!

Do you have a story? Oral history interviews are continuing at the IU East Campus Library!

It’s a new semester, a new year, and the library is continuing its mission to collect oral histories from IU East alumni and retired faculty for the IU Bicentennial and IU East archives! We are a few years away from celebrating 200 years of IU history, as well as IU East’s 50th anniversary, but it is never too early to start preserving and collecting all the unique and interesting stories from so many different members of the IU family. IU East has such an interesting beginning, starting off as a couple of rooms at Earlham College before evolving into the ever expanding campus we are today, with our students and faculty coming from all different backgrounds and experiences. We take … Continued