October: Archives and Special Collections Month

Press at Lilly Library

October 2006 will be the inaugural Archives & Special Collections Month at IU Bloomington. Revealing Our Past will be a "monthlong celebration of our shared history revealed through archives and special collections." IU Libraries has partnered with local Bloomington organizations to present an exciting series of talks and exhibits to be held throughout the month. [Source: IU Libraries website]

The celebration is part of a nationwide observance – American Archives Month – developed by Council of State Archivists and Society of American Archivists.

Event Calendar

[Source: IU Libraries website]

  • Herman B Wells: A Firsthand Account
    When: Tuesday, October 3, 2006 - 6:00 p.m.
    Where: Herman B Wells Library, E174
    Presenter: Jim Capshew, IU associate professor, history and philosophy of science
  • Radical Innocent: Upton Sinclair
    When: Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 5:00 p.m.
    Where: Lilly Library
    Presenter: Anthony Arthur, biographer
  • The Adventures of a Real-Life History Detective
    When: Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 4:00 p.m.
    Where: Indiana Memorial Union Frangipani Room
    Presenter: Wes Cowan
  • Why Genealogy?
    When: Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - 4:00 p.m.
    Where: Indiana University Neal-Marshall Grand Hall
    Presenters: Jim Madison, IU professor, history; Keith A. Erekson, IU graduate student, history; Curt Witcher, Allen County Public Library
  • Local Heroes: Fallen Soldiers of the Revolutionary War and Civil War
    When: Saturday, October 21, 2006 - 11:00 a.m.
    Where: Monroe County History Center
    Presenter: Steve Rolfe, president, Monroe County Civil War Roundtable
  • From the Frontlines: Indiana's Ernie Pyle
    When: Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 7:00 p.m.
    Where: Monroe County Public Library Auditorium
    Presenter: Owen Johnson, IU associate professor, journalism; adjunct professor, history
  • The Thrill of Discovery: How Primary Sources Influence Research
    When: Monday, October 30, 2006 - 3:30 p.m.
    Where: Herman B Wells Library E174
    Presenters: John Nieto-Phillips, IU associate professor, history and Latino studies; Bill Newman, Ruth N. Halls Professor, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, IUB, George Hutchinson, Chair, Department of English, IUB

Posted September 25, 2006