Special Collections Blog Posts

July 2, 1982  For two days, the newly built IU Track and Field Stadium hosted more than two hundred athletes from the United States, the Soviet Union, and several countries in Africa (competing as an African all-star team) who competed in the Lite Games. The event was one of several meets between the US and Soviet track teams after the US had... Read More
July 1, 1971The merger in January 1969 of IU and Purdue operations in Indianapolis did not happen overnight. Nor was the blending of two different university bureaucracies easy. IUPUI’s first chancellor, Maynard K. Hine, and many university administrators toiled diligently to bring together the academic and office functions of the two universities. Months,... Read More
Ruth Lilly Special Collections and Archives would like to announce the completion of an LSTA digitization grant from the Indiana State Library entitled "The Evolution of German-American Culture in Indianapolis, 1866-2011." Germans were one of the largest immigrant groups in Indianapolis in the 19th century.  The German language and German culture... Read More
Peter Dobkin Hall was a seminal figure in the critical study of philanthropy, and the Ruth Lilly Special Collections and Archives was honored to be selected by Hall as the home for his personal papers before his untimely death in 2015. We are pleased to announce we have finished processing his material and it is now open for research. Of particular... Read More
In January 2016, Huffington Post reporter Christina Wilkie wrote an article exposing Trump’s use of his foundation to position himself for a presidential run.  In detailing the abrupt change in the foundation’s practices from supporting local charities in the Northeast to supporting conservative political organizations, Wilkie notes, “... Read More

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