Indiana University South Bend Archives and Special Collections

About Indiana University South Bend Archives and Special Collections

The Indiana University South Bend Archives and Special Collections is the campus repository for papers, photographs, recordings, and memorabilia that document the history of IU South Bend as well as provide a glimpse into the history of the greater Michiana area. Image collections held by the IU South Bend Archives include the Richard Feingold Photograph Collection, which chronicles campus life from the late 1960s to the early 1980s; a comprehensive IU South Bend Photograph Collection, which includes photographs and negatives showing people, events and campus buildings from the 1940s to the present; and the collections of the Civil Rights Heritage Center, which document the civil rights history of Northern Indiana and Michiana. More information about the IU South Bend Archives and Special Collections is available at https://library.iusb.edu/search-find/archives/index.html. Photographs and other digitized materials from the Civil Rights Heritage Center’s collections may be found at Michiana Memory: http://michianamemory.sjcpl.org/.

Collections

Feingold Photographs

Richard Feingold Photograph Collection

From the late 1960s to the early 1980s, Richard Feingold photographed life on the IU South Bend campus, first for the student newspaper, The Preface, and later as a university employee. He documented many facets of a rapidly expanding campus, from the Electronic Music Lab to the newly created men’s basketball team and cheerleading squad, from poetry readings to student protests. Feingold also photographed events that took place off campus, including a 1980 Senatorial debate between Birch Bayh and Dan Quayle. Feingold’s negatives were donated to the Indiana University South Bend Archives in July 2017.

IU South Bend History

Indiana University South Bend History Collection

The Indiana University South Bend History Collection includes portraits of faculty, administrators, staff and students; coverage of commencements, installations, groundbreakings and other notable events; and documentation of campus buildings. Color and black and white prints comprise the majority of the collection, complemented by smaller series of slides and negatives. The Archives began digitizing the collection in Fall 2018.