Mar 06, 2023
By Andy Johnson
He is arguably the best known Hoosier in the U.S. and now he’s donating his archival material to the the University of Indiana.
John Mellencamp’s collection includes original creative works, photographs, instruments and other significant memorabilia related to his music, artwork, social activism and philanthropy.
In making the announcement, I U President Pamela Whitten said Mellencamp’s collection will be an incredible resource for arts scholars and a clear source of inspiration to the school’s students.
The 71-year old musician was born in Seymore, Indiana, about an hour away from the University Campus in Bloomington, Indiana.