Archives Co-Sponsored Exhibit at Civil Rights Heritage Center & LGBTQ Center: “A Visual Journey: From AIDS to Marriage Equality”

From the June 12 Daily Titan:

Explore the LGBTQ experience across Indiana in this special temporary exhibition from the Indiana Historical Society.

A Visual Journey: From AIDS to Marriage Equality” features the work of photographer Mark A. Lee who has chronicled Indiana’s LGBTQ communities over the past thirty years. From the onset of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s through those who fought for marriage equality, the exhibition also pays tribute to five very special people who are no longer here (for reasons other than AIDS) while taking a closer look at the transgender community.

Celebrate 30 years of LGBTQ history as seen through the lens of a talented photographer.

Co-sponsored by the IU South Bend Queer-Straight Alliance, St. Joseph County Public Library, Imani Unidad, and the IU South Bend Archives.

On view June 20 through July 7
Civil Rights Heritage Center
1040 West Washington

On view July 8 through July 22
The LGBTQ Center
1522 Mishawaka Avenue

Academic Centers for Excellence and Writers’ Room Summer Hours

The Academic Centers for Excellence (ACE) and the Writers’ Room are located on the fourth floor of the library. Both will be offering tutoring during the summer. ACE will be offering drop-in tutoring for chemistry, business, economics, and foreign languages. Their schedule can be found here: Summer I Schedule 2017. The Writers’ Room offers drop in-tutoring and WriteWell Coaching. Their schedule is as follows: Summer 2017 Writers Room Schedule

Congratulations to Alison Stankrauff, recipient of grant from IU Bicentennial Office

Congratulations to University Archivist and Associate Librarian, Alison Stankrauff, who received an equipment grant from the Indiana University Bicentennial Office to digitize recently donated negatives which show the growth of IU South Bend during the 1960s and 1970s.

Nancy Sulok, longtime South Bend Tribune Reporter and IU South Bend alumna, donated the negatives from her late husband, Richard Feingold’s, collection. Feingold was at IU South Bend from the 1960s to the early 1980s. During his time as a student, he was the official photographer for The Preface, and he also took photos for our literary journal, The Analecta. Later, while working for IU South Bend in the Internal Communications Department, he also served as the official campus photographer, taking all commencement and event photographs.

The Bicentennial grant received by Stankrauff (her third) provides her with two workstations, two scanners, and funding for a third intern to work specifically on this project. Stankrauff previously received Bicentennial funding for interns to work on an oral history project and a photo history of IU South Bend that will be published by Wolfson Press.

In addition to her work on IU South Bend history, Stankrauff has been active in capturing the history of our local community. In 2014, 2015 and 2016 she received successive funding for a grant with St. Joseph County Public Library and the Civil Rights Heritage Center to work on the Michiana Memory project:

Questions about the project? Contact Alison Stankrauff at

Cassingles, Betamax, and so much more: Visit the Museum of Obsolete Media

From the April 7, 2017 Scout Report:

Museum of Obsolete Media

Over the past century and a half, the introduction of new technologies has dramatically changed the ways that sound, moving images, and data are recorded. These changes have rendered a number of objects and devices obsolete, from the Ambrotype (a photographic technique used between 1855 and 1865) to Little Marvel Records (a distinctive type of record sold only in Woolworth’s Department stores between 1921 and 1922) to the Dragon 32 home computer (sold in Wales between 1982 and 1984). The Museum of Obsolete Media, curated by UK-based librarian Jason Curtis, highlights such materials via four collections: Audio Formats, Video Formats, Data Formats, and Film Formats. Within each collection, visitors may view photographs of dozens of obsolete media items. Each item is accompanied by an image and a brief description of its production, use, and eventual demise. Visitors may also enjoy browsing this collection by a series of Lists, which include Formats by Decade of Obsolescence, 10 Sony Formats that Failed, and 1980s Music Gallery. [MMB]”

Library Annual Used Book Sale – Wednesday April 12, 9am-4pm

The Schurz Library is co-sponsoring the annual used book sale with the IU South Bend Honor’s Club on Wednesday, April 12, from 9am-4pm in the library’s 5th floor atrium.
Books, and a limited amount of movies, will be sold for $1 each, with a 50-cent bargain table as well. Proceeds will be divided between the library and the Honor’s Club. Stop in between classes to browse and help support your peers and library!

CASH sales only. No credit, debit, or check purchases due to limited payment processing resources. Smaller currency preferred.

Doing some spring cleaning? Have old books or other library-related materials taking up space? The Schurz Library will gladly accept any gently used items to add to our sale! Items can be dropped off at the 1st floor Circulation desk of the Schurz Library during library hours:

Unsold items will be sent to Better World Books, with a percentage of profits coming back to the Schurz Library for initiatives such as new resources that benefit the IU South Bend community.

Questions? Please contact Susan Thomas at or (574) 520-5500, or Angie Huff at or (574) 520-4404.

Food for Fines, 3/27-4/7: Pay Off Your Fines and Support Titans Feeding Titans

Pay off your library overdue fines with non-perishable food!

Food for Fines runs from March 27 through April 7.

For every item you donate, we’ll forgive $1 in outstanding library fines. There’s no limit on the amount you may donate! Don’t have a fine … we’re still happy to accept your donations. The proceeds will go to Titans Feeding Titans.

Food for Fines applies to IU South Bend Libraries fines only. It may not be applied to replacement or damage fees or charges from other IU or campus entities.