IU Archives

  • 1320 E. 10th Street
  • Wells Library
  • Room E460
  • Bloomington, IN 47405
  • (812) 855-4495

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

Far Away, So Close: Indiana and El Salvador, Elections and Immigration Policy

  • Recurring every week day until December 16, 2022
  • IU Archives
  • (812) 855-1127

Designed as a companion to the Kelley School’s 2022 Common Read book, The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life , the exhibition “Far Away, So Close” is meant to be both global and local, historical and contemporary. Using materials from the papers of... Learn more