‘Sincerely Yours’ exhibit highlights the art of stationery found in University Archives’ collection

Post by IU Newsroom intern Laura Ellsworth: In an age of hastily sent texts and emails, letter writing is a lost art. Gone are the days of beautifully handwritten letters and the equally beautiful stationery on which they were composed. But the latter caught the eye of University Archives Director Dina Kellams during her time […]

‘No More Road Trips?’ transports its audience across U.S. through eyes of many beholders

“No More Road Trips?” ventures far from an ordinary documentary. Archivist Rick Prelinger traverses the United States in an 80-minute voyage from New England to California and into the past along the way. His vehicle is other people’s home movies, curated from his extensive collection of 50,000 films. As a filmmaker, Prelinger saves extra space for the […]

‘The Man Who Saved the World’ as seed saver to visit IU Cinema, Wylie House Museum

Newsroom intern Amanda N. Marino contributed to this story: Cary Fowler is on a mission to save seeds — and quite possibly the human race. The American agriculturalist and humanitarian who helped found Svalbard Global Seed Vault will appear at IU Bloomington on Monday. Fowler will participate in a question-and-answer session following the sold-out 7 p.m. screening […]

Relive childhood through show of famous children’s literature at the Lilly Library

As adults, many of us recall a special book from childhood. Perhaps it was a library book, a gift or a favorite bedtime story. Page after page, it taught us to read, tucked us into our slumber or otherwise unleashed our imagination. Through Sept. 26, many of these special books are on display at the […]

IU Librarian serves as regional ambassador for Wikipedia

It’s only natural to think most librarians aren’t big fans of Wikipedia, since many fear the crowd-sourced online encyclopedia has just a bit too much factual wiggle room to be considered a reliable source. But Chanitra Bishop, a digital scholarship and emerging technologies librarian at the Herman B Wells Library on the Bloomington campus, is […]