Archives Photograph Collection

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title:

Campaign poster for Thomas Atkins and Jim Taylor

image number:

P0020593

description:

The slogan reads, in full: "The Right Road to Better Character in Student Government"

Atkins was elected Student Body President in 1960 and served during the 1960-1961 school year.

He was the first African-American to be student body president at IU and was also the first African-American student body president in The Big Ten.

date taken:

1960

accession number:

2010/005

personal name:

Atkins, Thomas Irving "Tom"

personal name:

Taylor, Jim

building name:

Indiana Memorial Union (Union Building)

topic:

Caricatures

topic:

Minorities

topic:

Advertisements

topic:

Campaigns & battles

topic:

Portraits

topic:

Firsts

city:

Bloomington

state:

Indiana

series:

Groups