Indiana University

Lee Hamilton, former member of the United States House of Representatives, was the keynote speaker of the archives celebration

Politics and Presidents

Society of American Archivists

Office of University Archives and Records Management

IUB Libraries Archives Celebration Wins Top Honors

As part of a nationwide campaign to recognize the importance of archives to teaching and learning, the Indiana University Libraries celebrated Politics and Presidents, a monthlong series of events for the university and Bloomington communities.  Nearly a dozen partners included the IU Press, the Kinsey Institute, the Black Film Center/Archive, and the Friends of the Lilly Library.

In September, the national Society of American Archivists awarded IU’s annual campaign top honors for its creative programs and thematic approach.

Keynote speaker for the series was Lee Hamilton, who served the ninth district of Indiana in the United States House of Representatives from 1965 to 1998. Hamilton discussed the relationship between the executive and legislative branches of government.

“Academic research libraries, increasingly homogenized by widely available electronic collections, will in the future distinguish themselves largely by their unique holdings,” says Ruth Lilly Dean of University Libraries Patricia Steele. “IU has an astonishing array of archives and special collections, and this annual event showcases them in a way that engages our community.”