AIRS Resource Portal

Experimenting with an American Indian Resources and Services Portal

Indiana University houses significant American Indian resources and research materials at various collecting and service-providing units across the Bloomington campus. These resources offer a wide array of media and programming and represent the history and heritage of recognized tribes from across the continent. Funded by a New Frontiers in the Arts & Humanities Experimentation Fellowship, this project allowed GBL researchers to assess holdings of materials and services offered by individual units with the idea of producing a landing page that would guide researchers to resources that they might explore. The team contacted both on-campus entities as well as potential users among federally recognized tribes.

Below is an initial summary of the inital results of this campus-wide survey of Native American resources, collections, and services at Indiana University Bloomington.