When I was first approached about doing a blog for the library, my first thought was “YIKES.” Being new to the blogging world, this was unchartered terrain for me. After all, we still have dial-up at home and I rely on my 2 year old to help program our DVD player. However, the more I thought about it, I realized what a great forum to talk about the wonderful items in our collection. After 10 years of working in the library at the Indiana Historical Society, I am still uncovering gems in the collection.
With more than 1.5 million images, thousands of books, manuscripts and maps there is a lot to uncover. We recently estimated that if you stacked our collections flat page-by-page, it would be a single stack almost 6 miles high. (OK, so we didn?t actually try this but you get the idea that there are a lot of great materials that we can talk about in our blog.) Here are a few of my favorites.
Let me know your favorite Indiana history topic or if you have a question about something we might have in the collection you can leave a comment here or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.