Bicentennial Oral History Project

Capturing IU's oral history

The Indiana University Bicentennial Oral History Project began in 2008 with volunteers from the Office of the President and Indiana University Archives interviewing alumni from IU Bloomington.

The project was staffed through the Office of the Bicentennial in 2016 and expanded to interviewing alumni, faculty, and staff at all Indiana University campuses. The mission of this project is to record, preserve, and make available to future generations the memories and experiences of IU alumni, faculty, and staff university-wide.


1,354Interviews transcribed


45student employees

Oral History Committee

  • Kristin Browning Leaman, Director,
  • Meg Galasso, Information Services Librarian and Archivist, IUK
  • Elizabeth Gritter, Assistant Professor, Department of History, IUS
  • Steve McShane, Archivist, Calumet Regional Archives, IUN
  • Scott Shoger, Assistant Librarian, Archives and Special Collections, IUSB
  • Elizabeth South, Assistant Librarian, Access & Technical Services, IUE
  • Steve Towne, Associate University Archivist, Ruth Lilly Special Collections & Archives, IUPUI