IU Archives

  • 1320 E. 10th Street
  • Wells Library
  • Room E460
  • Bloomington, IN 47405
  • (812) 855-1127

Located on the fourth floor of Wells LibraryIU Archives is the largest & most comprehensive source of information on Indiana University Bloomington history & culture. The mission of the archives is to collect, organize, make accessible, and preserve records documenting IU's origins & development.

The University Archives include documents, photos, and other historical pieces that date back to when the university first opened in 1820. You can find anything from old yearbooks and past commencement speakers to photos of sports teams and much more. The organization encourages the public, as well as students, staff, faculty, and researchers, to browse their collections for teaching, research, or pure curiosity.

Admission: Free

Your Right to Vote: The 26th Amendment and the 18-Year-Old Vote

  • Recurring every week day until April 26, 2024
  • IU Archives
  • 18128553322

The 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution lowered the voting age from 21 to 18 years of age. It became the law of the land on July 5, 1971. The movement to lower the voting age was deeply rooted in the political turmoil of the 1960s, the civil rights movement, and student activism. This... Learn more