January 23, 2022

Indiana State University: Archives Aims to Preserve Student Legacies

From Indiana St. University:

Note: Last December we posted about a similar project underway at Princeton University’s. Mudd Library.

From Indiana St. University:

Indiana State University Archives is working to preserve the legacy of student organizations by collecting their memorabilia.

“History is important,” said Katie Sutrina-Haney, university archivist. “Collecting student organizations’ memorabilia tells us a story of what a group of people have done and how they impacted Indiana State.”

University archives, located on the third floor of the Cunningham Memorial Library, want students to donate material that holds meaning to the organization in order to capture its history on this campus. The department is interested in material such as photos, flyers, newsletters, newspaper clippings, minutes, organizational by-laws, programs, trophies, membership lists, scrapbooks and more.

“We understand that the times are changing and most of what we have is stored on our computers, but we want that stuff, too,” Sutrina-Haney said. “Digital history is still history.”

All of the memorabilia collected by university archives are assessed, cleaned and carefully stored. Every item that is donated will be put on a digital inventory online for people to search university records.

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