A restored Liturgical Pentateuch, written in 1566.
Graduating students celebrating at IUP's 1986 commencement ceremony.
Portion of an illustration from a 1907 edition of Alice in Wonderland, illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Students cheering on IUP at the 1989 Homecoming game.
Portion of the title page of Historical Essays on Witchcraft, written by Francis Hutchinson in 1720.
Special Collections and University Archives at Indiana University of Pennsylvania actively collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to research materials, rare books and artifacts, and items related to the institutional history of IUP.
You are welcome to use non-circulating archival collections and rare books in Stapleton Library Room 302. Office hours may vary. You are encouraged to contact Harrison Wick at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule
your research visit.
If you have a research inquiry, we invite you to submit a request form.
Learn how to locate information in archival collections.
Many of our collections are digitized and available online.
Many titles in the IUP Libraries have been identified as rare, limited editions, or fragile.
Learn more about how the IUP Special Collections and University Archives is supported by our generous donors.
Dr. Harrison Wick, Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist, email@example.com
Quarantine is nothing new to Indiana, Pennsylvania. Between 1918 and 1920, Indiana County suffered from the pandemic, which claimed the lives of millions of people worldwide.
Indiana State Normal School (now IUP) was under quarantine in 1918 due to the Spanish Influenza. The photograph shows an Indiana Board of Health banner that was posted on the residence hall room of student Bertha Garee McLain, a 1919 graduate of the
The IUP Special Collections and University Archives contains many scrapbooks and other types of primary sources that chronicle historical events throughout IUP’s 150-year history. The Bertha Garee McLain scrapbook is located in Record Group 53, Box 38, of the IUP Memorabilia and Ephemera Collection.