Special Collections Blog Posts

May 26, 1978. On this day, the State Budget Agency approved the plan advanced by IUPUI leadership to lease university land to allow the construction a tennis stadium complex south of the (then) Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis building. Work on the $7 million Indianapolis Tennis Center commenced shortly thereafter. The Tennis Center... Read More
May 25, 1971. On this day, the IUPUI News Bureau released a blurb to news outlets extolling the Indianapolis Bail Project. The project involved senior law students in the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis working under the direction of law professor James B. Droege. Together, they interviewed persons arrested shortly before by city law-... Read More
May 24, 1983. On this day, the IUPUI Metros softball team began play in their first of nine consecutive annual appearances in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) national tournament. The 1983 national tournament took place at Kearney State University in Nebraska. The Metros women reached the tournament by winning a three-state... Read More
May 23, 1994. On this day, former Vice President Dan Quayle, alumnus of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, had a book-signing event for his recently released book, Standing Firm. The event was held in the University Place Conference Center, what is now Hine Hall, and was billed as a fundraiser for the IU Cancer Center on the IU... Read More
Photo of the Week May 19-25. This week we celebrate campus hijinx no doubt caused by spring fever and approaching graduation. In years past, nursing students living in the Ball Residence Hall dressed up the statue of Eve in the Ball Gardens and cavorted shockingly. We blush to think of it! IUPUI Special Collections and Archives has all your photo... Read More
May 22, 1970. On this day, The Component, the student newspaper of IUPUI's 38th Street Campus, reported that the 1970 edition of Circle, the IUPUI yearbook, won top honors from the Indiana Collegiate Press Association's yearbook judging contest. The IUPUI yearbook won in two categories: cover design and academic coverage. The Circle for 1970 featured a... Read More
May 21, 1970. On this day, Dr. Robert E. Frye received the first Distinguished Teaching Award at the last meeting of the school year of the IUPUI Downtown Campus Faculty Assembly. Frye was chair of the Department of Philosophy of the Downtown Campus, which encompassed the parts of IUPUI housed in downtown office buildings on east Michigan Street, north... Read More
May 20, 1983. On this day, the IUPUI Staff Council held a Health Fair for all IUPUI staff, students, and faculty. It was held on a campus lawn and in athletic facilities on the IUPUI campus. Outdoors under a tent were a variety of displays and health diagnostic tests for diabetes, tuberculosis, pulmonary function, and blood type, as well as cycling,... Read More
May 19, 1990. On this day, IUPUI and Indiana University leaders and distinguished guests gathered to dedicate the new Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research in the Riley Hospital for Children, a part of the IU Medical Center campus. IU president Thomas Ehrlich, IUPUI chancellor Gerald Bepko, and Riley Memorial Association president Otto Frenzel... Read More
May 18, 2001. On this day, IUPUI issued a news release announcing that the university was ending its baseball team. The news came at the end of the baseball team's season, its third in National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) Division I competition in the Mid-Continent Conference. Earlier in the week, the team's coaches announced their... Read More

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