Hoosiers celebrate Halloween through the years

From costumes to carnivals, the IU family has been celebrating Halloween for decades. Check out these eerie images from IU Archives that will transport you to Halloween parties of the past.

More archived images can be found in the IU Libraries' Archives Photograph Collection.

From the top: Two students enjoy the IU Halloween Dance in 1941; IU football coach Bo McMillin dresses as a referee for a staff Halloween party in 1940; students attend a costume party hosted by the Alpha Chi Omega sorority in 1949. Photos courtesy of IU Archives

From the top: The Sigma Chi fraternity hosts a Masquerade in 1949; students dress in costume at the 1948 IU Fall Carnival; a scavenger hunt in 1949 gets students in the Halloween spirit. Photos courtesy of IU Archives

From the top: The Alpha Tau Omega fraternity hosts a costume dance in 1949; two students team up for a bull costume for the 1948 IU Fall Carnival; students attend the 1974 Gay Alliance Halloween Dance. Photos courtesy of IU Archives

From the top: Ashton Residence Center hosts a pumpkin-carving party for students in 1995; students sport Halloween costumes at the IU Student Foundation telefund in 1983. Photos courtesy of IU Archives