Indiana State University's course catalogs primarily describe the classes and programs of study available to students. Many of the publications also provide a brief history of Indiana State University, photographs and descriptions of campus buildings, listings of student organizations, and expectations and rules regarding student conduct. While all the catalogs list the names of faculty and administration members at the university, the earliest catalogs (1870-1915) list the names of students in attendance as well.
Indiana State University published a variety of other publications under the Indiana State Bulletin title starting in 1920. The other publications include promotional viewbooks, event programs for institutional anniversaries and presidential inductions, annual reports, and class announcements not listed in the catalog. The additional publications continue until 1970 and are thereafter no longer printed under the Bulletin title.
Print catalogs continue until 2008 after which the catalogs are delivered by the online Acalog system.
Original print catalogs are open for research use with advance notice to the archivist. Patrons are welcome to download and retain copies of the digitized catalogs available on Sycamore Scholars.
Requests for course description copies or other catalog content not yet on Sycamore Scholars will be charged a fee based on current Special Collections policies.
Digitized copies from the Indiana State University Archives are online on Sycamore Scholars. The following link will show all the digitized catalogs currently online: