As early as 1965 librarian, Louise M. Haas (Samples) began collecting material related to IPFW history. In 1982 chancellor Joseph P. Giusti designated Helmke Library as the University Archives. In 198 it was officially organized to collect material related to the history of IPFW as a campus, excluding material related to the flagship campuses at Bloomington and West Lafayette. Pauline Micu Hunsberger was the leader in the initiative, along with Leonard P. Iaquinta and Norman Newell. When Ms. Hunsberger retired the position was assumed by the library director, Larry William Griffin, who in 1996 stepped aside as director and became the archives and special collections librarian.
Source: Current (May 1988), p. 15-16.