Photographer Richard Feingold captured this scene of students in a flooded parking lot at IU South Bend in the 1970s.  The image is a perfect metaphor for college life.

There can be grand plans, but real life is much more complicated. Fortunately, with a positive attitude and help from colleagues, obstacles are usually overcome. 

The in-person iteration of this exhibition will be installed at The History Museum in South Bend, Indiana, from December 2019 to April 2020.

Curated by James M. VanderVeen, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, IU South Bend.

Additional web content curated by Scott Shoger and Tyler Davis, IU South Bend Archives and Special Collections.

Financial support provided by the IU Office of the Bicentennial.

Professor VanderVeen would like to thank the following for their invaluable research assistance:
Scott Shoger and Tyler Davis (Archives and Special Collections, IU South Bend); Patrick J. Furlong (Department of History, IU South Bend); Alison Stankrauff (University Archives, Wayne State University); Moira Dyczko (Alumni Relations, IU South Bend); Kristin Leaman and Bradley Cook (University Archives, IU Bloomington); and Kristi Kuntzman, Kristen Madden, and Kristie Erickson (The History Museum).

We respectfully recognize the Bodéwadmik/Potawatomi People who, for generations, stewarded the land on which The History Museum and IU South Bend sit. We acknowledge that we are on land the United States government coerced the Potawatomi People to give up through unjust treaties.