Special Collections Blog Posts

March 26, 1990. On this day, Judge Robert L. Carter, senior U.S. district judge for the southern district of New York, spoke at the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis. Carter was one of the attorneys who argued and won the important Brown v. Board of Education case before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1954. His two-day visit to IUPUI was as the... Read More
March 25, 1971. On this day, campus administration announced that construction would soon commence on additions to the Indiana University Hospital, which opened a year before. The $22 million building project would add clinical, laboratory, and educational spaces to the 233-bed hospital, and complete portions of the original building left undone the... Read More
March 24, 1994. On this day, "Dino Fest," a three-day conference of leading paleontologists, commenced on the IUPUI campus. The event was sponsored by the Department of Geology (now called Earth Sciences) in the School of Science.Many prominent dinosaur researchers attended and presented at the conference, which was also broadcast live across North... Read More
March 23, 1985. On this day, the Art Fleming-Circle City Invitational College Bowl tournament commenced in the Union Building on the IUPUI campus. The two-day competition featured teams from seventeen colleges and universities to compete against each other to answer questions testing their knowledge of history, arts, current events, math and science. A... Read More
March 22, 1971. On this day, IUPUI officials announced a cooperative program between the Indiana University School of Nursing and Marian College in Indianapolis to train students for the bachelor of science degree in nursing (B.S.N.). The program meant that students could enroll at Marian College for their first two years to take liberal arts and... Read More
March 21, 1991. On this day, IUPUI unveiled its new computer music laboratory. A joint effort of the School of Music at IUPUI and campus computing services, the lab afforded students the opportunity to compose and perform music employing a wide range of computer equipment and software.Darrell L. Bailey, director of the IUPUI music program and designer... Read More
This week's photo looks back to the dedication of the Ryan White sculpture on March 23, 1992, at the Riley Hospital for Children. In the photo, Ryan's mother poses next to the sculpture.IUPUI Special Collection and Archives has hundreds of thousands of IUPUI photos available for your use. You can search through a fraction of them in our IUPUI Image... Read More
March 20, 1997. On this day, the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) Division I women's swimming and diving finals began at the IUPUI Natatorium. Opened in 1982, the Natatorium became one of the best venues in the world for swimming competitions and the frequent location for national and international competitions. Top swimmers have... Read More
March 19, 1973. On this day, the IUPUI Sagamore, the student newspaper, published an extensive opinion piece by Don Curtis, president of the IUPUI Student Senate, outlining inequities in state funding for public universities in Indiana and highlighting that IUPUI was at the bottom of the list of state institutions for per-capita funding for non-health... Read More
March 18, 1984. On this day, the Green Sheet, the IUPUI campus newsletter published weekly by the News Bureau, announced that the bureau was starting a computerized "Experts List." Like other major research institutions, the brains of IUPUI faculty and staff contained "tremendous reservoirs of information on about every subject," expertise that the... Read More