Category Archives: From our collections

Dr. Emma J. Phillips: Lifelong scholar

Emma Julia Phillips just couldn’t keep herself away from Indiana University.  Over a period of nearly 50 years, Emma earned a BA, MA, and PhD from IU.  Her parents, John Wilbur Phillips and Arvia Phillips, were both school teachers and perhaps … Continue reading

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The Frank C. Mathers papers

Frank Curry Mathers was born February 11, 1881 in Monroe County, Indiana to parents John Thomas and Elizabeth (Bonsall) Mathers. He graduated from Bloomington High School in 1899 and went on to attend Indiana University, graduating with an AB in … Continue reading

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Emmeline Pankhurst (British Suffragette), May 3, 1916

Coincidentally, on this Indiana primary day 100 years ago Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928), the British political activist and leader of the suffragette movement, spoke to a packed crowd at Indiana University Bloomington. Raised by politically active parents, in 1879 Emmeline Goulden … Continue reading

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“Can’t be done–This is war!”: The Admission of Japanese Students During World War II

Tucked away in a seemingly innocent folder labelled “Correspondence, 1941-42” in the Training Course for Social Work collection is a reminder of a dark time in the history of Indiana University.  Amid memos detailing billing statements and curriculum plans is … Continue reading

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IU Day Begins at Midnight!

Remember to join the IU community tomorrow (beginning at midnight) for #IUDay — an online, worldwide celebration of all things cream and crimson. Follow the IU Archives on Facebook and Twitter to read and/or listen to the stories of former students about brain … Continue reading

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