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Public History Student Projects: IUP in the 1970s. A Time of Transition.

This page provides links to public history projects created by students enrolled in public history courses at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Good Places to Begin Your Research

Some places to begin your research include: 

  • Go to IUP Special Collections and Archives web page  and look through the Manuscript and Record Group listing to find collections that have relevance for the history of this period.
  • Look through the yearbooks  available in digital format.
  • Consult Stephenson   Indiana County 175th Anniversary History for information on the surrounding community during on WWI. (Available in regular circulating collection (Call number F157.13 S783) and in Special Collections.
  • Search for local newspaper articles through Access NewspaperARCHIVE
  • Search Internet Archive for IUP related publications
  •  Visit the Historical Society of Indiana County for resources not available in IUP Libraries.
  • Talk with Harrison Wick, IUP Special Collections and Archives librarian. (
  • Do searches with Google and/or Google Scholar to find historical resources available. Evaluate sources and only use those sources which are reliable.


IUP Yearbook 1970


Image Source: Record Group 50. Box 10. Folder 1. Souvenirs. IUP Libraries Special Collections and Archives.

Government Information / Outreach Librarian

Dr. Jeanine Mazak-Kahne. Public History Professor.