Researching African American Topics in Special Collections and Archives
IUPUI Special Collections and Archives holds many IUPUI University Archives records and manuscripts collections pertaining to African American-related topics. They include:
Office of the Chancellor Records The Chancellor is the top administrator on the IUPUI campus. Records include correspondence with the Black Student Union and other groups and individuals regarding African-American students and relations with the African-American community in Indianapolis.
Black Student Union Records. The BSU was a vocal organization that advocated on behalf of African-American students and the neighborhood surrounding IUPUI in the 1960s and 1970s.
Flanner House Records Flanner House was established in 1903 to serve the Indianapolis African-American Community. Joseph T. Taylor, later a prominent IUPUI teacher and administrator, served on its staff.
Marion, Indiana Lynching Oral Interviews In 1977 Larry Allyn Conrad conducted taped interviews with persons who witnessed or had special knowledge of the 1930 lynching murders of two African-American men in Marion, Indiana.