General Collections

The General Collections include the records and papers of organizations and individuals with ties to the University and/or Indianapolis.

The collections listed are only a portion of the materials held by the Ruth Lilly Special Collections and Archives, and additional collections are added on a continuing basis. Catalog-level information about each of the collections can also be found in IUCAT, Indiana University Libraries' online catalog. For a complete listing of collections, contact Special Collections and Archives through Ask an Archivist.

Updated Jan 21, 2016 by Webmaster

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Collection of records from an Indianapolis-based medical unit that participated in World War I and World War II.

Collection of photographs and an oral history documenting her nursing career at Long Hospital and Riley Hospital over a course of four decades.

Slide collection of mushrooms common to the Midwest region.

Papers of Indianapolis state legislator and congresswoman.

Papers of an Indiana civic leader and Secretary of State.

Records of an organization advancing the professionalism of public history and advocating enhanced public and governmental support for historical programs.

A photographic documentary of scenes and places

Records of a historical organization devoted to the study of American history. The organization established in 1907 under the name of Mississippi Valley Historical Association but eventually outgrew its regional focus and changed in 1965 to the Organization of American Historians.

Records of an international honor society for nurses, established in 1922, committed to fostering excellence, scholarship and leadership in nursing to improve health care worldwide.

Records of a local chapter of an international honor society of scientists, established in 1961, that recognizes research achievement and carries with it the opportunity for members to work cooperatively.