This exhibit contains selected images from the Archives and Special Collections "Photographing the Indy 500" exhibit on display in Bracken Library, 1st Floor, from May 1 - May 30, 2005. Presented here are selected images from the Ralph Satterlee Collection, 1949-72.

Ralph Satterlee was editor and photographer of Borg-Warner's Gear-O-Gram magazine from 1944-1972. In addition to documenting company and community activities, he photographed extensively the Indianapolis 500, serving as the official Indianapolis 500 photograph of Borg-Warner from 1960-1972. During that time Mr. Satterlee covered the presentation of the traditional Borg-Warner Trophy to the winner, and shot photographs of activities and people throughout the month of May, including celebrities, pre-race and race events, spectators, and the cars and drivers. Many of the photographs were featured in the magazine during the summer months.

 Elmer George with Crew 1961                                         





Elmer George with Crew, 1961

 Drivers Chuck Hulse and A.J. Foyt 1964                                       






Drivers Chuck Hulse and AJ Foyt, 1964

 Jimmy Clark in Victory Lane 1965                                          








Jimmy Clark In Victory Lane, 1965

 Grant Hill Interviewed After Victory 1966                                       








Grant Hill Interviewed After Victory, 1966

 Actor Martin Landau at Drivers Meeting 1967                                       








Actor Martin Landaw at Drivers Meeting,


 500 Fesitval Queen Marcie Littlejohn with Borg-Warner 1968                                        








500 Festival Queen, Marcie Littlejohn, with

Borg-Warner President James Bere and Actor

James Garner, 1968

 Mario Andretti in Victory Lane 1969                                       






Mario Andretti in Victory Lane, 1969

 Al Unser in Victory Lane 1970                                       






Al Unser in Victory Lane, 1970


Credits:The original "Photographing the Indy 500" exhibit was designed by Daniel Hartwig.