The Indiana University South Bend Archives supports the overall campus mission to serve the community by acting as a cultural resource for South Bend and the surrounding area. Community-related collections include histories of notable local figures, area businesses, and unions, plus personal collections donated to IU South Bend. The materials range from handwritten documents to photographs and films, audio and video recordings, and oral history tapes and transcripts.
- James Lewis Casaday Theatre Collection (local producer, director, costumer)
- Marlin Kinman Collection (opera and music)
- Annie Belle Boss Papers (Indiana League of Women Voters)
- Helen Pope Collection (South Bend community activist)
- James R. Ruchti Collections (German prisoner of war; foreign service to Africa)
- South Bend Businesses Collection
- Torrington Company Collection
- Michiana Factory Closings List
- Christianson Lincoln Collection
- Presbyterian Players Collection
Michiana Memory provides online access to books, photographs, pamphlets, newspapers and other materials documenting the shared history and culture of the Michiana area. Part of the collection includes resources from the Indiana University South Bend Archives, the St. Joseph County Public Library, and the Civil Rights Heritage Center that tell the story of civil rights for all the people of this diverse community, with a special emphasis on the history and development of the African American community.
Last reviewed: 08/2019