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Daniel W. Biddle correspondence, September 1893-March 1895

0.2 cubic feet (1 box) Collection ID: C700
Daniel W. Biddle (1870-1954) was a student at Indiana University from September 1893 through Spring 1895. This collection consists of letters that Daniel W. Biddle wrote to his parents and his friend Janie Bartee during his attendance at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana from 1893-1895. The letters document Biddle's social and academic life at IU through details on his interactions with his roommates, classmates, and professors; his studies and laboratory work; and events on campus and in the Bloomington community, including an 1895 student protest supporting the removal of IU to Indianapolis.

John C. Wilson's Indiana University diary, November 1857-January 1858

.2 cubic feet (1 custom box) Collection ID: C547
John C. Wilson was a student at Indiana University from 1857-1858. The diary recounts life as a student as well as a few details about life in Bloomington.

COVID-19 collection, March 2020-2022

.2 cubic feet Collection ID: C726
The Coronavirus Days: Archive Your Story is a collaborative effort between the Department of History and University Archives. The project contains 38 submissions that consist of written works, photographs, videos, and physical creations, all contributed by Indiana residents and Indiana University affiliates.

The Black Student Voice, July 1968

.1 cubic foot (2 folders) Collection ID: C734
The Black Student Voice was a newsletter published by the "Office of Afro-American Affairs" at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. This group was established by Black student activists in the spring of 1968 as a means of advocating for the creation of a formal university office to oversee the academic, social, and financial wellbeing of Black students, faculty, and staff, as well as an academic program in Black Studies. The collection contains four issues of The Black Student Voice newsletter, which the Office published weekly throughout the month of July 1968.

Pauline Montgomery Indiana tombstone photographs and records, circa 1960s

2.4 cubic feet (3 boxes) Collection ID: C386
Wayne County, Indiana resident Pauline Montgomery spent most of her life as a Latin and English teacher. The Indiana University alumna was also a local historian and author of one book, Indiana Coverlet Weavers and Their Coverlets. This collection consists of Montgomery's approximately sixteen-hundred photos and negatives of Indiana tombstones and the accompanying ledgers documenting their appearance, locations, and placement dates.

Ulysses G. Weatherly Social progress manuscript, circa 1926

.6 cubic feet (2 boxes) Collection ID: C284
In 1895, Ulysses G. Weatherly joined the Indiana University faculty, where he remained until his retirement in 1935. Throughout his teaching career, he taught courses in many disciplines, including history, sociology, and economics. This collection consists entirely of his Social Progress manuscript, which includes not only his typescripts but also his handwritten drafts and notes.

Frank de Caro and Rosan A. Jordan papers, circa 1910s-2014, bulk 1980-2008

10.2 cubic feet (12 boxes) Collection ID: C684
Frank de Caro and Rosan Jordan are both folklorists who worked at Louisiana State University. They co-authored several books together. This collection includes drafts and correspondence pertaining to published works, de Caro's family history, as well as some of Jordan's teaching materials and research on Day of the Dead. Included in the collection are an extensive amount of postcards that were collected from various travels.

Class scraps broadsides, circa 1892-1906 and undated

19 Items Collection ID: C731
Class scraps at Indiana University were a series of violent events in which the students of opposing classes competed in physical challenges such as capture the flag or general brawls or fist fights. This collection includes broadsides, often mocking and vulgar, printed in advance of the competitions.

Clarence M. Flaten papers, circa 1890s-1982, bulk 1935-1974

4.1 cubic feet (3 boxes; 24 film canisters; 2 oversize folders) Collection ID: C660
Clarence Flaten (1910-1974) was Supervisor of Photography at the Indiana University Audio-Visual Center from 1949-1974 and a faculty member in the IU School of Education from 1958-1974. This collection documents Clarence Flaten's family life, professional career at Indiana University, and military service during World War II through photographs, film, correspondence, course materials, publications, military personnel files, and other materials.

Bartholomew H. Burrell letter to Mortimore Crabb, 5 February 1864

1 Item Collection ID: C486
This small collection holds a single letter from Indiana University student Bartholomew H. Burrell to Mortimore Crabb, who resided in Burrell's hometown of Brownstown, Ind. The letter, dated 5 February 1864, details difficulties the campus literary societies were having with university administration.