Bicentennial Oral History Project

Attention Class of 2020

Record your story!

As part of the senior class of 2020, your story is important and will show future generations how the graduating class of 2020 experienced their time at IU.

Sign up to record an oral history and share your unique memories and experiences.

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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.

Capturing an institutional history of IU that is not written solely from the perspective of administrators, with a focus on documenting underrepresented voices, helps to provide a better understanding of the broader history of Indiana University.

Listen to the stories

Read oral history blog posts

If you have a passion for oral history, consider volunteering to be part of the project.

Join us by:

  • Sharing your stories
  • Recruiting interviewees
  • Conducting interviews
Volunteer now


  • 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