Formed in 1931, the IPA is the only professional organization for philosophers in the state of Indiana and is officially recognized
as an "affiliated organization" by the Central Division of the
American Philosophical Association. The IPA meets
twice a year at institutions across Indiana and elects its officers every spring. The IPA has an extensive archives, dating back to its founding
documents. Many of these materials are available here. For more information, please contact:
University of Indianapolis
Curiosities from the Archives
- Bizarre 1948 telegram from the Philadelphia Philosophical Association.
- Spring 1948 lunch menu featuring unusual entree.
- This selection from Henry Veatch's Towards a History of the Indiana
University Philosophy Department at Bloomington: The Years 1929-65 includes a sketch of the IPA's early years, with an amusing anecdote about Indiana Governor
Ralph Gates' address to the IPA at the Fall 1948 meeting, during which the
Governor touted his record on improving mental health care in the state.