Special Collections Blog Posts

October 16, 1970 On this day, a panoply of prominent personages populated the podium to dedicate the new Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis building on the corner of New York and Blackford Streets. Two symposia occurred in the morning. Indianapolis mayor Richard G. Lugar was the keynote speaker at the second, called "The Law School, the... Read More
October 15, 1993 On this day, IUPUI chancellor Gerald L. Bepko issued a memorandum addressed to all students, staff, and faculty in reference to a photograph that appeared in the The IUPUI Sagamore, the student newspaper, on October 11. The photo, published on the front page, showed an African-American student being frisked by an IUPUI police officer.... Read More
October 14, 2014 On this day, Herron School of Art and Design professor Anila Quayyum Agha won both top prizes in the ArtPrize 2014 competition in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her work, "Intersections," won the Public Vote Grand Prize and split the juried Grand Prize in a tie with artist Sonya Clark of Richmond, Virginia. Agha was the first person to win... Read More
October 13, 1976 On this day, IUPUI leaders dedicated the new School of Engineering and Technology Building. Both Indiana University president John W. Ryan and Purdue University president Arthur Hansen were present at the ceremony as guests of IUPUI chancellor Glenn W. Irwin.The dedication event was the culmination of years of planning and work to move... Read More
October 12, 1973 On this day, Herron Community Performing Arts presented a program titled "An Evening of African Arts" in the Herron School of Art auditorium at 16th and Pennsylvania Streets. The program included visual art, dance, music, poetry readings, and film. The evening was highlighted by a dance performance by Roberto LeHouse, a noted dance... Read More
October 11, 1976 On this day, The Sagamore, the student newspaper of IUPUI, published a two-page multi-article spread on tuition increases and academic fee policies at IUPUI and in the IU system. The report followed IUPUI chancellor Glenn W. Irwin's appointment of a task force to study the issue, prompted by the IU Board of Trustees charging each... Read More
We welcome the colorful days of autumn, when campus trees put on spectacular displays. IUPUI Special Collections and Archives has a horn o' plenty of historical IUPUI photography. Our IUPUI Image Collection lets you search through a portion of it. Please let us know how we can be of service speccoll@iupui.edu.
October 10, 1969 On this day, the James Whitcomb Riley Hospital Cheer Guild held its annual benefit card party at the Murat Temple. With the proceeds of the event, the Cheer Guild purchased a "special wheeled stretcher equipped for any type of patient" for use at Robert Long Hospital.The Cheer Guild has had a long relationship with the hospitals in the... Read More
October 9, 1993 On this day, the IUPUI women's softball team took on an all-star team of softball alumnae in a one-hundred-inning softball marathon game, starting at 8am and ending at 3pm. The event was part of a fundraiser for the team.Immediately afterwards began the Softball Challenge, organized by the IUPUI Intercollegiate Athletics office. Teams... Read More
October 8, 2014 On this day, campus leaders broke ground for the new headquarters of the Regenstrief Institute, a leader in biomedical information, health services, and aging research, on the campus of IUPUI adjacent to the Indiana University School of Medicine. The building arose on land leased from IU located on 10th Street between Riley Hospital... Read More

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