A restored Liturgical Pentateuch, written in 1566.
Graduating students celebrating at IUP's 1986 commencement ceremony.
Portion of an illustration from a 1907 edition of Alice in Wonderland, illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Students cheering on IUP at the 1989 Homecoming game.
Portion of the title page of Historical Essays on Witchcraft, written by Francis Hutchinson in 1720.
IUP Libraries may look a little different, but we’re still here to support you! What To Know About Campus Libraries Summer 2021
Special Collections and University Archives at Indiana University of Pennsylvania actively collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to research materials, rare books, artifacts, and items related to the institutional history of IUP and so much more.
You are welcome to use non-circulating archival collections and rare books in Stapleton Library Room 302. Office hours may vary. You are encouraged to contact Harrison Wick at email@example.com to schedule
your research visit.
If you have a research inquiry, we invite you to submit a request form.
Learn how to locate archival information, including Record Groups (institutional history) and Manuscript Groups (collections donated by individuals, businesses, and organizations).
Many of our collections are available online and digital exhibits highlight the diverse culture of the university and Pennsylvania.
Many titles in the IUP Libraries have been identified as rare, limited editions, or are in fragile condition. Schedule a research appointment today.
Learn more about how the IUP Special Collections and University Archives is supported by our generous donors.
Dr. Harrison Wick, Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist, firstname.lastname@example.org
Quarantine is nothing new to Indiana, Pennsylvania. More than a century ago, Indiana County suffered from the pandemic, which claimed the lives of millions of people worldwide. Indiana State Normal School (now IUP) was under quarantine in 1918 due to the Spanish Influenza. The photograph shows an Indiana Board of Health banner that was posted on the residence hall room of student Bertha Garee McLain, a 1919 graduate of the
The IUP Special Collections and University Archives contains many scrapbooks and other types of primary sources that chronicle historical events throughout IUP’s 150-year history. The Bertha Garee McLain scrapbook is located in Record Group 53, Box 38, which is part of the IUP Memorabilia and Ephemera Collection.
The IUP Special Collections and University Archives welcomes donations of all types of materials related to your experience during COVID-19. This can include correspondence, course assignments, documents, interviews, journaling, newspaper articles, personal reflections, photographs, press releases, scrapbooks, and social media. You are welcome to contact the Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist.
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