Congratulations to Alison Stankrauff, recipient of grant from IU Bicentennial Office


Congratulations to University Archivist and Associate Librarian, Alison Stankrauff, who received an equipment grant from the Indiana University Bicentennial Office to digitize recently donated negatives which show the growth of IU South Bend during the 1960s and 1970s.

Nancy Sulok, longtime South Bend Tribune Reporter and IU South Bend alumna, donated the negatives from her late husband, Richard Feingold’s, collection. Feingold was at IU South Bend from the 1960s to the early 1980s. During his time as a student, he was the official photographer for The Preface, and he also took photos for our literary journal, The Analecta. Later, while working for IU South Bend in the Internal Communications Department, he also served as the official campus photographer, taking all commencement and event photographs.

The Bicentennial grant received by Stankrauff (her third) provides her with two workstations, two scanners, and funding for a third intern to work specifically on this project. Stankrauff previously received Bicentennial funding for interns to work on an oral history project and a photo history of IU South Bend that will be published by Wolfson Press.

In addition to her work on IU South Bend history, Stankrauff has been active in capturing the history of our local community. In 2014, 2015 and 2016 she received successive funding for a grant with St. Joseph County Public Library and the Civil Rights Heritage Center to work on the Michiana Memory project:

Questions about the project? Contact Alison Stankrauff at