Category Archives: From our collections

“Here I met my first true radicals…” : Literary Naturalist Theodore Dreiser

Today his works are commonly listed among the best novels of the twentieth century but when Theodore Dreiser entered Indiana University in the fall of 1889, the campus was then home to only 324 students and 28 members of the faculty … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Board of Aeons

A box recently arrived at the University Archives with this t-shirt inside:        As the shirt suggests, students here at IU generally do not know much about the Board of Aeons.  I did not know anything about the group myself … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: A voice from 1939

In 2006, the Indiana Memorial Union gallery underwent major renovations, moving the IMU Outfitters and adding the Starbucks. In the midst of construction, workers came across a very interesting find inside one of the walls: Student Emerson K. Elkins worked … Continue reading

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The Henry H. H. Remak Collection has been processed!

Over two years ago I started processing the papers of Professor Emeritus Henry H. H. Remak. Now his papers are available for research! Before telling you more about the collection, let me tell you a little about Professor Remak himself. … Continue reading

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The Purdue Train Wreck of 1903: A Football Rivalry Touched by Tragedy

Here at the archives blog, we strive to showcase some of the fun and insightful parts of our history that have been forgotten or remain obscure. For this post, our focus of interest will be on a much grimmer, not-so-fun … Continue reading

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