Special Collections Blog Posts

Photo of the Week May 5-11.Each spring students in IUPUI's Herron School of Art and Design put on their Student Show, displaying their art works in a wide range of mediums. In this week's photo, from 2009, we see students thoughtfully considering art works of their peers. IUPUI Special Collections and Archives has large holdings of IUPUI-related... Read More
May 8, 1970. The Indianapolis Star of May 9, 1970, reported that students of IUPUI's Herron School of Art "continued an around-the-clock silent vigil in memory of the Kent State" University students shot and killed by National Guard troops on May 4. The report followed the IUPUI student rally and march the day before against the war in Southeast Asia... Read More
May 7, 1970. On this day, IUPUI students marched for peace and the end of the war in Indochina. Onomatopoeia, the student newspaper of the "downtown" campus of IUPUI, estimated that the marchers numbered 1500 (the Indianapolis Star, which gave the march front-page attention, estimated the number at 750).The IUPUI march occurred amid national ferment... Read More
May 6, 1988. On this day, the Hideaway, the cafe in the basement of the Blake Street Library, closed. The eatery, which served burgers, snacks, coffee, soda pop, and other goodies to hungry scholars, was for several years one of the few places on the IUPUI campus for students to fuel and/or caffeine up for classes or a serious cram session in the... Read More
May 5, 1974. On this day, the Indiana University School of Medicine announced receipt of a major grant from the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) to establish a new research center to study genetic diseases. The HEW grant totaled $711,813 and would cover the first two years of the center's operations, with the potential to receive... Read More
May 4, 1974. On this day, Indiana University and IUPUI leaders and visiting dignitaries gathered to dedicate the new IU School of Nursing  building on the IU Medical Center and IUPUI campuses. The five-million-dollar building, which had opened at the beginning of the 1973-1974 school year, housed Indiana's largest nursing school and provided what... Read More
May 3, 1969. On this day, Larry A. Conrad spoke at the awards dinner of the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis. The dinner occurred at the Speedway Motel on West 16th Street. Conrad spoke on proposals then before the United States Senate to modify or eliminate the Electoral College. At the time, Conrad was chief counsel to the United States... Read More
May 2, 2013. On this day, IUPUI's Herron School of Art and Design held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open officially the newly expanded Eskenazi Fine Arts Center, located at 1410 Indiana Avenue. The expansion occurred thanks to the generosity of Sidney and Lois Eskenazi and others, who together funded the $3.2 million construction. The enlarged and... Read More
IUPUI Photo of the Week April 28-May 4. Ah, with commencement exercises drawing near we grow slightly misty-eyed. We offer this early photo of the Wood Plaza fountain near University Library, a calming spot where campus denizens resort for moments of thoughtful repose. We hope those in the photo applied sunscreen! Today the locust trees are taller and... Read More
May 1, 1972. On this day, IUPUI began to issue refunds to students for parking fees paid during the previous fall semester. The refund came about after an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) investigation prompted by students who questioned parking-fee increases after President Richard M. Nixon's nationwide declaration of price freezes. The president issued... Read More

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