Indiana University Bloomington


If you would like to visit the Hoagy Carmichael Room, we are happy to give tours by appointment. We can give tours on a walk-in basis during regular business hours depending on staff availability, but an appointment is preferred. If you have an interest in archiving and ethnographic collections, we also can give tours of our facilities. Again, an appointment is preferable. Contact us at 812-855-4679 or for more information or to schedule something with us.

Hoagy Carmichael Room

The Hoagy Carmichael Room

The Hoagy Carmichael Room contains a representative sample of the large collection of memorabilia donated by the Carmichael family to Indiana University and provides an intimate space for a wide range of activities. The room is used for receptions, classes, symposia, lectures, performances and other functions. The most frequent use of the room is for the Archives-sponsored Noon Concert and Lecture Series. The series gives audiences an opportunity to hear live music from various ethnic traditions, as well as folk, jazz, popular, and classical music, and music-related lectures. The Hoagy Carmichael Room is open by appointment during regular Archives' hours by calling (812) 855-4679 or sending an email to . The room is available for special events and receptions. To reserve the room, contact our office at the phone number or email address above. Depending on the type of event, a room rental fee may apply.

Internships and Practicums

If you are interested in pursuing a career in archiving, libraries, media preservation, curation, or special collections, we can arrange an internship or practicum for credit through your department. The Archives of Traditional Music is an excellent place to gain experience in the practice of archiving or to develop a curatorial project for your portfolio. Internship and practicum opportunities are limited however, and must be discussed well before-hand with the supervisors of your area of interest.


The Archives of Traditional Music offers a Senior Boulton Fellowship for research projects involving ATM collections. Notices about the application process will be announced when endowment funds are sufficient to support the fellowship.

Concert and Lecture Series

The Archives of Traditional Music Noon Concert and Lecture Series is a monthly forum for the presentation and discussion of music and culture. Designed to be entertaining and educational, the series features performances and lecture/demonstrations by musicians and scholars from around the world and from the local Bloomington community. The series provides an opportunity for university and local community members to gather together to learn about and celebrate the diversity of music and culture in the world. The concerts and lectures take place on selected Fridays, Noon to 1:00pm, in the Hoagy Carmichael Room, Morrison Hall 006 (See Map). All performances are free and open to the public. Bring your lunch and join us! For more information contact the Archives of Traditional Music at (812) 855-4679. Click here for a list of upcoming events.

Juan Sebastían rojas performs as part of the Noon Concert and Lecture Series