Ready to see and experience more?
Visit the William H. Smith Memorial Library on the second level of the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center. You can dive into collections related to the Celebrate Indianapolis! experience:
- W.H. Bass Photo Company Collection, 1901-1968 (P0130): The Bass Photo Company specialized in photographing the infrastructure and built environment of Indianapolis and documented local events, disasters and daily scenes.
- Bretzman Photograph Studio Collection, ca. 1907-1978 (P0338): Charles F. Bretzman was known for his stunning portraits and commercial photography in Indianapolis.
- Larry Foster Collection, ca. 1939-1961 (P0569): Foster was a photographer in Indianapolis whose work focused on events and architecture as well as documentary and fashion photography.
- Calvin Fletcher Papers, 1817-1917 (M0108): Fletcher was a prominent citizen of Indianapolis from his arrival in 1821. He was a state senator, lawyer, businessman and farmer, and he was active in many organizations in the city.
- Joseph and Georgia McGuire Photographs Collection (P0607): Professional commercial photographers who documented Indianapolis’ built environment from the 1960s to the 1990s.
- Indianapolis Water Works Collection (M1400): Photographs, videos and documents related to the development of Indianapolis’s water system and more.
- Indianapolis Department of Public Works Collection (M1470): The collection contains ordinances, petitions, correspondence and other materials related to the responsibilities of all iterations of the Public Works Department.
Check out Destination Indiana on the first level of the History Center to explore Indianapolis stories through photographic journeys. Ask a facilitator to help you locate these specific journeys:
- Marion County
- A New Look for the Circle
- Camp Morton
- Crown Hill Cemetery
- Drama on the Circle
- From Mules to Interurbans
- Indianapolis 500 Mile Race
- Indianapolis in the 1950s
Find these and other Destination Indiana journeys online at www.destination-indiana.com.
Field trip time!
Visit nearby sites for stories and lessons on Indianapolis-related subjects:
- City Market – 222 E Market St.
- Madam Walker Legacy Center – 617 Indiana Ave.
- Central Library – 40 E St Clair St.
- Indianapolis Motor Speedway – 4790 W 16th St.
- City-County Building Observation Deck – 200 E Washington St.
- Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site – 1230 N Delaware St.
Want to know more?
We recommend the sources below to expand your knowledge.
- Polite Protest: The Political Economy of Race in Indianapolis, 1920-1970 by Richard B. Pierce
- Now That Time Has Had Its Say: A History of the Indianapolis Central Canal, 1835- 2002 by J. Darrell Bakken
- The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis edited by David J. Bodenhamer and Robert G. Barrows
- Indianapolis: A Circle City History by Jeffrey Tenuth
- Indianapolis: A City of Immigrants by M. Teresa Baer
- Greater Indianapolis: The History, the Industries, the Institutions, and the People of a City of Homes by Jacob Piatt Dunn
Visit www.indianahistory.org for information about the full calendar of programs and events tied to this exhibition at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center.
Also, check out these tours and programs:
Thank You To Our Sponsors
Eli Lilly and Company Foundation
R.B. Annis Educational Foundation
Former Lt. Governor John Mutz
and Carolyn Mutz