In September, Alan Luckey ’87, M’89 donated the custom 12-string guitar he used as a member of the ’60s music group the Folkmen to IUP Special Collections and University Archives. The guitar will be on permanent display in the library. The Folkmen, active from 1964 to 1969, were made up of students from Indiana State College and later IUP. Alan played the guitar, crafted by Indiana violin and guitar maker John Shingledecker, for more than 50 years. Last year, Alan published a book, Changing Times: The Folkmen at IUP, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the band’s formation.
Find more information about Luckey’s gift on the IUP Libraries website.