Featured Spotlights

Collections Across IU

Indiana University has collections that can be found across multiple campuses and multiple venues, such as galleries, museums, centers, and libraries. Additionally, there are collections located within academic and administrative units on each campus. While the list is quite large, you can find various people, projects, and collections spotlighted for your interest and enjoyment.

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Indiana School of the Sky

Production began in 1947 of the Indiana School of the Sky, a series of educational radio dramas broadcast for elementary, junior high, and high school students in Indiana and neighboring states. In 1953, the International Broadcasting Union proclaimed this series “one of the most valuable contributions of the American radio in the cultural field,” and historian Thomas D. Clark has characterized it as the university’s greatest public service to that point in its history.

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Edward S. Curtis collection

In 1906, Edward S. Curtis received funding from J.P. Morgan to photograph what remained of traditional Native American life. Over the next thirty years, Curtis captured the precolonial culture of tribes that included leaders such as Geronimo, Red Cloud, Sitting Bull, Chief Joseph, and Medicine Crow.

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The Orson Welles materials

Orson Welles is regarded as one of the most significant figures of the 20th century. Known most for his 1938 radio broadcast of H. G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds and film Citizen Kane, Welles acted and directed on stage, radio, film, and television, made numerous recordings, and authored plays, film scripts, and a newspaper column.

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