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.
Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor/Dean of the Faculties Records The Dean of the Faculties is the top academic administrator and guides academic policies on the IUPUI campus. Records include correspondence with students, faculty, and community regarding the development of African-American academic programs.
Office of the Vice Chancellor of Student Life and Dean of the Students Records The Vice Chancellor of Student Life works with students and student groups, including African-American and community organizations.
Indiana University-Indianapolis Downtown Campus Records Prior to the merger of Indiana University's and Purdue University's Indianapolis campuses, the IU-DTC was led by Dean Joseph T. Taylor, who later became Dean of the IUPUI School of Liberal Arts.
School of Liberal Arts Records The School of Liberal Arts was first led by Dean Joseph T. Taylor, who played a leading role in working with African-American students and campus neighbors.
Student Government Records Includes minutes of meetings of student government organizations and groups.
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.
New Farmers of America Records Established in 1935, NFA served to help educate African-American farm youth and to promote agricultural leadership.
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.
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