The A. Richard Diebold Center (ARDC) for Indo-European Language and Culture was an entity within the Linguistics Research Center named for the late Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Arizona, who funded projects at the LRC and courses in the Classics Department at the University of Texas, among other interests. As a philanthropist who was particularly interested in Indo-European studies, Dr. Diebold generously supported UT and other universities in the U.S. and abroad.
For the Linguistics Research Center, the Diebold Foundation provided initial funds to establish the Indo-European Documentation Center (IEDC), an LRC project that created this website in 1998 and posted early, limited versions of our Publication Indices, IE Texts, and IE Maps among other materials. A successor, the Salus Mundi Foundation, later funded the parallel Indo-European Typology Project, which created the Language Systems and Word Order indices once found on this website. Salus Mundi, and then Dr. Diebold personally, funded the long-running Early Indo-European Online (EIEOL) project, which produced our IE Lexicon alongside EIEOL lessons (glossed texts with introductions and grammars) covering a wide variety of Indo-European languages.
Salus Mundi's support for EIEOL resulted in additional publications, including the online books in our Indo-European Languages and Historical Linguistics series, our online metrically restored Rigveda, and pre-publication work underlying the late Dr. Winfred P. Lehmann's book Pre-Indo-European (Journal of Indo-European Studies Monograph #41; Washington, DC: Institute for the Study of Man).
With the designation A. Richard Diebold Center for Indo-European Language and Culture, we continue to recognize our profound debt of gratitude to this late Indo-Europeanist for his support of LRC projects and other work at the University of Texas.