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Indiana History

Subjects of the Archives

Thearchives have two unique collecting bodies. We have materials relating to campus history (known as University Records) and collections on regional history (called the Calumet Regional Archives). The archives preserve history relating to the campus, and Northwest Indiana.  

Collection Subjects: 

IU Northwest History

Educational History                              

Local Government

African American History

Environmental History                           

Personal Papers


Ethnic History                                       

Political History



Sports History 

Religious Organizations                         

Labor History                                         

Women's History

Community Organizations                     

Latino History

Browse the links below associated with our collections in order to narrow down specific materials. The subject terms will help you look up specific people, events, places, or organizations, while the photographs and maps will lead you to specific collections that contain those types of items.

Subject Terms



How to Make an Appointment

Students, faculty, staff, and community members, and other professional researchers are welcome to utilize the archives for their research. Making an appointment is the preferred method, please use the Form below to make a request.

An appointment helps the archivist understand your research topic, what collections might be available, pull your requested materials, and even assist you with your research journey. The archives may scan materials at request (at no charge) related to your research. The archives are located on the third floor of the John W. Anderson Library (take the hallway near the elevators).