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With several new books annually and an extensive backlist, IHS Press provides insight into Indiana in inviting ways for children and adults
IHS Press has been publishing books about Indiana and the Old Northwest for 130 years covering a wide range of topics such as folklore, visual arts, politics, women, industry, sports, geography, the military, architecture and more. Written by experts in the field, our award-winning books are engaging and informative for anyone interested in the stories of Indiana’s past.
IHS Press began publishing children’s books in 2003. A youth biography series includes the life stories of pivotal figures such as Indiana’s first saint Theodora Guérin, the state’s first black sheriff Oatess Archey and World War II correspondent Ernie Pyle. Historical fiction for grades four through eight immerses younger students in stories about the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, women’s suffrage and more. Preschool children can discover the meaning of family trees in the delightful book Evie Finds Her Family Tree. Grades Kindergarten through four will enjoy Casper and Catherine Move to America, the true immigration story of a family that moved from Switzerland to southern Indiana around 1850.
For more than 50 years, an important part of our publishing program has been producing books to help genealogists and family historians find their ancestors who lived in Indiana. These books include indexes into rare source material, guides for conducting research, compilations of material from THG:Connections, and ethnic and immigration histories.