IU Historical Marker Program

Historical Marker Committee

This committee is appointed by the University Historian and is comprised of approximately 15 voting faculty members and five ex officio members who will assist the University Historian with evaluating nominations, conducting research, determining historical marker locations, and writing historical marker text.

  • Bob Barrows, Professor Emeritus, Department of History, IUPUI
  • Bonnie Brownlee, Professor Emeritus, Media School, IUB
  • James Capshew, University Historian (Chair)
  • Linda Fariss, Director, Law Library, IUB
  • Patrick Furlong, Professor Emeritus, Department of History, IUSB
  • Paul Helmke, Director, Civic Leaders Center SPEA, IUB
  • DeLoice Holliday, Multicultural Outreach Librarian, Neal Marshal Black Culture Center, IUB
  • James Madison, Professor Emeritus, Department of History, IUB
  • Dick McKaig, Dean of Students Retired, IUB
  • Joanne Passet, Professor, School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, IUB
  • William Plater, Chancellor's Professor Emeritus of Public Affairs, Philanthropy, and English, IUPUI
  • Jack Tharp, Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students Emeritus, IUK

Past Members

  • Simon Atkinson, Vice Chancellor for Research, IUPUI
  • Gerald Bepko, IUPUI Chancellor Emeritus
  • Anya Peterson Royce, Chancellors' Professor, Anthropology

Nominate a topic for a historical marker

You are welcome to nominate topic(s) to be considered for an IU Historical Marker. Before nominating a topic for a historical marker, review the program’s policy. Other avenues of recognition should be pursued before nominating a topic for a historical marker. This includes university alumni awards, faculty recognition awards, honorary degrees for living individuals, internal and external facility names, and other university recognition programs.

Nomination Deadline
January 10, 2020
May 1, 2020

Submit a nomination

Go to the nomination form