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INDIGO Fall 2023 Meeting @ DePauw University: Welcome!

INDIGO Fall Meeting 2023

Indiana Networking for Documents and Information of Government Organizations (INDIGO) will be meeting on Friday October 27, 2023 at the Roy O. West Library at DePauw University.  The Roy O. West Library was designated as a partial U.S. Government depository on March 6, 1869.

October 27 Meeting Schedule

Guest Speaker: Dr. David Gellman

About Dr. David Gellman

Dr, David N. Gellman, Professor of History and co-director of the Asher Office of Undergraduate Research at DePauw University; author of “Liberty’s Chain: Slavery, Abolition, and the Jay Family of New York,” which explains how the Jay family, abolitionists and slaveholders alike, embodied the contradictions of the revolutionary age.


Lunch at Hoover Hall, DePauw University

DePauw University has partnered with Bon Appetit for on-campus food services.  Hoover Dining Hall features chef-created offerings in food platforms that include Soulful, Char, Fire, Display, Explore, Greens and Toast. Hoover Dining Hall is located in the center of campus. During the Academic School Year, Breakfast is $8, Lunch is $9, and Dinner is $10 per person for individuals not on a meal plan.

Directions and Parking

Driving Directions to DePauw.

DePauw University Parking Map. (We suggest you park in the Olin Lot; its a short walk to either the East or West entrance to the Roy O. West Library.)

Parking on campus is free; Caroline Gilson is collecting vehicle information via a Google Form (your name, car type and color and license plate) to share with Public Safety for ticket-free parking.

Questions about logistics, parking or getting to Greencastle?  Email Caroline Gilson:

Information about the Roy O. West Library Renovation

ROW Renovation: Student Reactions to the renovated space

February 1929: William John Cooper (left) and Roy O. West (right)

President Coolidge appointed Roy O. West Secretary of the Interior; West served from July 1928 until before Hoover's inauguration in March 1929.

William John Cooper served as superintendent of schools in San Diego in 1926, and was then appointed by Governor Young to be California State Superintendent of Public Instruction in 1927. He served in that position until February 1929, when US President Calvin Coolidge appointed him to be the Eighth United States Commissioner of Education.  He served in this position from February 11, 1929, to July 10, 1933. At the time Cooper served, the US Commissioner of Education was not a cabinet-level position. Cooper reported to the United States Secretary of the Interior.