Learn more about IU South Bend and Michiana history through our Archives and Special Collections, which is home to four departments:
We are open to the university community and general public by appointment, with some materials available online. Contact IU South Bend Archivist Scott Shoger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 574-520-4392 for more information.
Featured Digital Resources
South Bend’s Own Words
Drawn from the Oral History Collection of the IU South Bend Civil Rights Heritage Center, the podcast South Bend's Own Words showcases the experiences of people who lived, worked and made South Bend their home, including members of the African American, Latinx and LGBTQ communities. More oral histories from the collection are available on Internet Archive.
IU South Bend in the ‘70s
From the late ‘60s to the early ‘80s, Richard Feingold, camera in hand, was a ubiquitous presence on the IU South Bend campus, shooting cheerleading practices and poetry readings, building dedications and student protests. Negatives from his personal archive, digitized in 2017-18 with the support of the IU Bicentennial Office, are available on Image Collections Online.
African American History
Civil Rights Heritage Center collections devoted to African American life in Michiana include the records of community center Hering House and the papers of community activist Helen Pope, attorneys J. Chester and Elizabeth Fletcher Allen, and the Streets family. Explore these resources and others on Michiana Memory.
Last reviewed: 05/2019