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Special Collections

The New Testament of the Gutenberg Bible. The world’s largest collection of mechanical puzzles. A retrospective about fashion designer and Hoosier native Bill Blass. Photographs, artwork, and artifacts for the study of human sexuality. A vast archive of Somali recordings. The comic book collection of Michael Uslan, IU alumnus and executive producer of the Batman films. These are among the rare and unique materials you’ll find in IU Bloomington’s special collections.

Archives of Traditional Music
Sound archives of vocal and instrumental music, folktales, interviews, and oral history
Elizabeth Sage Historic Costume Collection
Clothing and accessories from the past and present
Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction
Library, art gallery, events, exhibits, and tours
Lilly Library
Rare books, unique collections, exhibitions, and events