Indiana University Research & Creative Activity

25th Anniversary

Volume XXV Number 1
Fall 2002

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Known for his images of children, Barney Cowherd was named national news photographer of the year in 1949. From 1958 to 1969, Cowherd was a photographer for the IU News Bureau. He took the photograph above in July 1967, when he accompanied IU President Elvis Stahr to Indianapolis for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Park West, a new playground and park located at the northeast corner of Blake and North streets. IU had leased the property to the city for playground use. Photograph Indiana University Archives.