100-year-old published poem reveals spirit, skill of pioneering IU student Carrie Parker

Last summer, Indiana University Archives director Dina Kellams happened upon the name of IU’s first female African American student in a brief newspaper story. At first, IU knew little more than her name: Carrie Parker. Kellams continued her research, often on her own time, and piece by piece an extraordinary story fell into place. News […]

IU Libraries Moving Image Archive preserves, shares Indiana University’s unique film assets

When filmmaker Guy Maddin visited Indiana University last month, he told a class of film preservation students that he is haunted by the specter of lost films. “This is the first time I’ve had an audience that knows what lost films are,” Maddin said. The Film Foundation estimates that more than half of the films […]

Collection of Counts’ images from 1957 desegregation in IU Archives

Wary yet determined, Carlotta Walls clutches her books to her chest and prepares for school, the specter of a uniformed soldier visible nearby. The striking photograph used on the cover of Carlotta Walls LaNier’s book is one of many iconic images shot by late IU journalism professor Will Counts when Little Rock Central High School […]