Tag Archives: 1940s

Faye Calvert Abrell: Teacher in Occupied Germany

Faye Calvert Abrell attended Indiana University from the 1930s until 1941, receiving both her B.S. and M.S. in Education. Following her time as a student, Abrell landed a position teaching in the Dependents School Service in war-torn Frankfurt, Germany during the … Continue reading

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American Veterans Commitee – Bloomington Chapter

Formed in 1943, the American Veterans Committee was meant to serve as a more liberal alternative to other veteran’s organizations such as the American Legion. Chapters were formed across the country and the organization sought to undertake political and social … Continue reading

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The Bored Walk

Self-described as “the humerous publication of Indiana U.” the Bored Walk was a humorous college magazine published by students at Indiana University from around 1931 until 1942.  The publication featured jokes, cartoons, and campus gossip and news. Cover art was unique … Continue reading

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Life in Woodlawn Courts

While working on the Board of Trustees project over the past year, I’ve become quite familiar with many of the unique happenings on the Indiana University campus between 1939 and 1953.  For example, did you know that following World War II the … Continue reading

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United States Naval Training School and the U.S.S. Indiana University

Have you heard of the naval ship the U.S.S. Indiana University?  Well it did exist, and it was “docked” right here in Bloomington, Indiana. Indiana has always had a rich history of aiding the United States in times of war … Continue reading

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