archives

archives

Ancient history… or Archival Wonders?!?

Ancient history… or Archival Wonders?!?

Did you know? the Indiana University East Archives houses the student newspapers all the way back to the 1970s the Archives contains oral histories documenting a variety of local history topics, including Starr Gennett the Archives has thousands of photographs of IU East from its beginnings in 1971and they are accessible online: www.flickr.com/iuelibrary the physical Archives is located at the Campus Library in Hayes room 101   As the library’s archivist my goal is to increase awareness of and accessibility to the IU East Archives.  At a recent workshop hosted by the Society of Indiana Archivists we discussed strategies for organizing collections more with finding.  “Finding Aids” describe a collection, including its content, the timeframe covered within the collection, and … Continued
Online Photo Archives

Online Photo Archives

  Last Friday, we held a photo party, where a number of IU East’s long-standing employees generously gave their time to help us identify countless unlabeled photographs from the archives.  We are immensely grateful for the help of Lee Ann Adams, Rena Dilworth, Di Fahl, Paul Kriese, Mary Mahank, Gail Smoker, and Tammy Williamson.  It was wonderful to hear all your stories and memories about IU East, and you have made sure that this important history will not be lost.     We will add all of the wealth of information you’ve supplied to the descriptions of the pictures on the library’s Flickr account at http://www.flickr.com/photos/iuelibrary.  And when it’s done, IU East will have a significant and easily searchable historical … Continued
Picture Party

Picture Party

With IU East’s fortieth anniversary rapidly approaching, we’ve been sorting through the archives and finding all kinds of interesting pictures from our university’s past.  There’s only one problem – a lot of them have no identification! And that’s where we need your help.  This Friday, December 3rd, from 11-1, the library will host a picture party, and we encourage you to come help us identify these pieces of our history.  And even if you haven’t been at IU East long, it’s still a good opportunity to hear some great stories about our past!   We have hundreds of pictures we need to identify – who is in them, what’s going on, when it’s happening.  Even if you can’t be at … Continued