Feb 18, 2022

Did Your Ancestors Graduate From Indiana University? A New Database Will Tell You

For years, handwritten records and large books of onionskin paper detailing Indiana University Bloomington’s earliest graduates were kept locked inside a vault on campus. A recently launched, first-of-its-kind online database makes it easier for people to access information about when alumni graduated and what they studied.

All records prior to 1966 were paper, so the Office of the Registrar hired a third-party vendor to digitize them and put the data into a spreadsheet.

Degrees awarded from 1830 through 1890 are presently available and the data will soon be expanded for later years.

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