By Michael Glab
Indiana University is preparing to celebrate its bicentennial in 2020 just as the state of Indiana celebrates its own 200th birthday this year. Part of the university’s commemoration is its oral history project, begun in 2008. IU Bicentennial archivist Kristin Leaman-Morris joins Michael Glab on today’s Big Talk to discuss her role in collecting recordings of faculty, alumni, and support staff members talking about life on campus, including both everyday descriptions and extraordinary stories and personalities. The papers, the photos, the videos, and now the voices of the university will be available to the public on the soon-to-be opened IU Bicentennial website.