Unique Bicentennial Gifts

We love the way the Bicentennial is inspiring people to donate interesting historical memorabilia to the university. The IU GLBT Student Support Services Office recently donated a collection of scrapbooks documenting GLBT events and issues in the Bloomington community from 1994 to 2016. The scrapbooks feature photos, fliers, and clippings from Pride and equal marriage rights celebrations, as well as moving stories of GLBT students and their struggles for acceptance. The IU Archives has added the scrapbooks to their GLBT collection.

Likewise, in February, Nancy Sulok, a longtime South Bend Tribune reporter, donated dozens of photographic negatives to the IU South Bend archives. The photographs were taken by Sulok’s late husband, Richard Feingold, who was affiliated with IUSB from the late 1960s until the early 1980s, first as a student and then as an employee. While a student, Feingold was the official photographer for the student newspaper, The Preface, as well as other publications. The negatives donated by Sulok constitute Feingold’s student work, and represent an important part of IUSB history. The IUSB archives will digitize the negatives this summer.