The IU-Indianapolis Onomatopoeia archives

The Collegiate Commons visited the Ruth Lilly Special Collections Archive to take a look at historic student newspapers from the IUPUI and Indiana University Indianapolis extension campus between 1959 and 1971. The IU-Indianapolis Onomatopoeia is one historic student newspaper that ran between 1969 and 1971, while the Indiana University Indianapolis extension campus and the Purdue University Indianapolis extension campus were in the process of merging to form IUPUI

These archives are by no means complete, but offer an important look at the history of the university, and are not currently archived online elsewhere. The Collegiate Commons took a particular focus on interesting articles, rather than the entirety of the volumes, particularly in the first few files.

The Onomatopoeia was notable in that it was the first student newspaper at the Indianapolis campus to print weekly. It is also notable for the voice it gave to the Black Student Union at an important time in the history of the university and the surrounding community.

It would be taken over by the Sagamore a semester after the last volume listed here, which began printing in Oct. of 1971 following the merger of the Onomatopoeia with the Purdue Component, and ran until 2009.

Much like the Onomatopoeia, The Collegiate Commons started publishing during a transitionary period for the IU campus in Indianapolis, as it splits from IUPUI to form IU-Indianapolis once more.

To see the archive of The Indianapolis Student between 1958 and 1969, click here.

A look at The Reporter, an Indiana University newspaper directed to faculty and staff members (excerpts from 1961, 1971, 1972, and 1973 editions), is also included in this collection.

Vol. 1-No. 30/3, May 26, 1970; Vol.2-No. 2, Sept. 23, 1970; Vol. 2-No. 3

Vol. 2-No. 3

Vol. 2, No. 4, Oct. 7, 1970; Oct. 14, 1970; Oct. 21, 1970

Vol. 2, No. 8, Nov. 4, 1970; Nov. 11, 1970; Dec. 2, 1970; Dec. 9, 1970

Vol. 2-No. 13, Dec. 16, 1970; Jan. 6, 1971; Jan. 20, 1971; Feb. 8, 1971

Vol. 2-No. 18, Feb. 15, 1971

Vol. 2-No. 19, Feb. 22, 1971

Vol. 2-No. 20, Mar. 1, 1971

Vol. 2-No. 21, Mar. 8, 1971

Vol. 2, No. 22, Mar. 15, 1971; Mar. 22, 1971; Mar. 29, 1971

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