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

Two Centuries of Student Voices

  • Recurring every week day until May 15, 2023
  • IU Archives
  • (812) 855-1127

When The Indiana Student launched as a bi-monthly publication in 1867, the editors noted the intention was to serve as a “reflector of college opinion, thought and life.” The new student paper was a mix of news about the university, editorials, and literary pieces, with a pinch of gossip... Learn more