Tag Archives: 1940s

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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Homecoming Decorations of Yesteryear

Homecoming came and went last month and, while the game against Michigan State could have ended better for the Hoosiers, it was still a fun weekend for students, alumni, and all fans of Indiana University. As someone who has been on … Continue reading

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World War II Affects School of Journalism

The newly processed Indiana University School of Journalism Chair’s records in the IU Archives is a rich collection that documents the school during its many changes. As I worked through the collection, however, what I found particularly interesting is the bounty … Continue reading

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Winter Sledding Advice – In the Words of William Henry Tecumseh Michaelmas

To start off – I wrote this post probably in October, assuming that at LEAST once this winter we would have a really good snow. I’ve become skeptical – so here we go! In my opinion there are few things … Continue reading

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