Association for Recorded Sound Collections returns to roots with Bloomington conference

When the Association for Recorded Sound Collections held its first conference in Bloomington back in 1967, audiocassettes were new technology. The association is now celebrating its 50th anniversary at a conference that began May 11 here at Indiana University. While media formats have changed over the years, the nonprofit organization has the same mission: It […]

Grunwald Gallery’s ‘Wunderkammer’ exhibition pulls out some of IU’s most curious collectibles

Indiana University has quite a collection of collections. Within its museums and more arcane repositories, IU Bloomington houses nearly 200 years worth of papers, books, artwork, artifacts and other miscellany. A fascinating fragment of these objects and oddities has been assembled in “The Wunderkammer: Curiosities in Indiana University Collections,” which opens Oct. 23 and remains […]

IU site Black Grooves reviews sounds of summer

Here’s a guest post about summer’s special soundtrack courtesy of newsroom colleague George Vlahakis, who typically blogs at IU Inc.: Back in 1969, Sly and the Family Stone came out with “Hot Fun in the Summertime,” which Billboard magazine today ranks among the Top 10 best “Summer Songs of All Time,” along with “Summer in […]