Special Collections Blog Posts

April 25, 1971. On this day, the Indiana University School of Medicine announced the resignation of Dr. John A. Campbell, chairman of the Department of Radiology, effective July 1. Dr. Campbell planned to leave for Los Angeles, California, to become chief of radiology at the newly formed Los Angeles County-Martin Luther King, Jr., General Hospital and... Read More
IUPUI Photo of the Week April 21-27.Pictured is former IUPUI Jaguar George Hill, who during his college playing days (2004-2008) won many awards. He has also worked in the Indianapolis community, as evinced by today's photo. Hill went on to play many seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He participated in IUPUI graduation exercises in 2018.... Read More
April 24, 1989. On this day, the Indiana University School of Social Work co-hosted Barry Morrow, Oscar and Golden Globe award-winning author of the screenplay of the Hollywood film, Rain Man, the story of an autistic savant. He spoke in the IUPUI Conference Center auditorium. The script of Rain Man joined other award-winning works by Morrow that... Read More
April 23, 1995. On this day, faculty, staff, students, graduates, and friends of the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis held a gala luncheon in the law building to celebrate the one-hundredth anniversary of the school. The history of the School of Law cannot be traced in a simple, straight line back a century. It follows a sinuous path... Read More
April 22, 1991. On this day, IUPUI and the Indiana University School of Nursing celebrated the grand opening of the school's Center for Nursing Research. The opening was recognition of the significant role of research in nursing scholarship and teaching in the school, as well as growing external support for faculty research efforts on topics such as... Read More
April 21, 1989. On this day, IUPUI held the first Chancellor's Honors Convocation. IUPUI had previously honored faculty and students for their distinguished academic achievements, but often in separate ceremonies in schools or for faculty alone. But in Chancellor Gerald L. Bepko's prepared remarks for the event, he explicitly noted that "Today we begin... Read More
April 20, 1977. On this day, the Sagamore, the IUPUI student newspaper, published its second of two issues for the week. The number contained many articles and features relating useful information and news to the newspaper's readers. No one article or event is of particular note, but a brief examination of the twenty-page issue provides a general... Read More
April 19, 1974. On this day, the IUPUI Reader's Theatre performed a reading of "Love of Seven Dolls," a 1954 story by the American writer Paul Gallico (1897-1976). The Reader's Theatre was part of the bustling IUPUI theater establishment under the director of Professors Dorothy L. Webb and J. Edgar Webb, who taught theater and communication in the... Read More
April 18, 1984. On this day, Indiana University Founders Day, which commemorates the creation of the university in 1820, four IUPUI faculty members received special honors for their achievements. Professor Dorothy L. Webb of the Department of Communication Studies in the School of Liberal Arts and director of the University Theatre received the... Read More
IUPUI Photo of the Week April 14-20.We in Special Collections always want to do our civic duty. In that spirit, we offer a photo from 1996 of the MTV voter registration effort on the IUPUI campus. IUPUI Special Collections and Archives has all your IUPUI image needs. Please consult us to find what you are looking for. A fraction of our large holdings... Read More