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Guides added in 2018

Our collections are always growing.

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Acevedo-Davis, Miriam. Indiana Latino History Project Interview, 14 December 2016 SC 3477, DVD 1457-1459
Adams & Westlake (Adlake). Collection addition, ca. 1881-ca. 1980 M 1396, BV 5420-5441
Advertising Cards. Scrapbook, ca. 1870-1903 P 0688
African Americans in Indianapolis. Materials, ca. 1920-1943 SC 3452
Agan, Sarah Hazzard Hopkins. Diary Transcript, ca. 1883-1886 SC 3407
Allen Family. Papers, 1835-1846 SC 3465
Allerdice, David Jr. Collection, ca. 1940-1941 P 0489
AM Stereo and Magnavox. Collection, ca. 1975-1984 M 1428, OM 0702
American Fletcher National Bank of Indianapolis. Collection addition, ca. 1853-1998 M 1342, OM 0651
American Fletcher National Bank. Collection addition, 1870-2004 M 1381, OMB 0174, BV 5400-5418
American War Mothers, Indiana Chapter. Scrapbooks, Papers, and Photographs, 1919-1997 M 1347, OM 0660
Amos Family. Papers and Photographs, ca. 1880-1977 M 1354
Amos, Charles T. Papers and Photographs, ca. 1919-1985 M 1420, OM 0695
Anderson, Roy R. Collection, 1916-1919 SC 3495
Arnett, Richard. Plane Crash Collection, 1935 P 0458
"Asian Indian Communities in Indiana." Project, 1999-2000 M 1379
Association for Loan Free Education. Records, 1972-1973 SC 3456
Association of Women in Communications, Indianapolis Chapter. Records addition, ca. 1959-1999 (bulk 1988-1999) M 1363, OM 0669
Automobile Advertisements. Graphics, 1911, 1919, 1943 P 0657
Automobiles and Auto Clubs. Photographs and Graphics, ca. 1907-1980 P 0661
Avondale Playhouse. Photographs addition, 1959-1965 P 0678
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Baker Brothers Tent Show. Collection, 1924 SC 3428
Baker, Louise Stewart. Memoir, 1977 SC 3526
Barkley, Merrill B. Visual Collection, 1834-1883 P 0673
Barron, John W. Papers, 1848-1858 SC 3535
Bash Seed Store. Records, 1931-1935 M 1434
Belford-Rader-Epple-Ashley-Moore Family. Collections, ca. 1903 P 0179
Bell, Neva S. Collection, ca. 1894-1954 P 0717
Bertsch and Company, Inc. Records, 1882-1987 M 1404, OM 0685
Bicknell, Ernest and Family. Biography and Journals, 2007 SC 3436
Bierley & Littell. Ledger, 1903-1904 BV 5356
Bittner, John and Denise. Collection, 1968-2004 SC 3385
Blackmar, Wilmon W. Letter, 1 June 1865 SC 3467
Blake Family. Collection, ca. 1830-1977 SC 3462
Blass, Bill. Note and Photograph, ca. 1994 SC 3520
Bloom Family. Collection, ca. 1879-1972 SC 3448
Bloomington, Indiana. Photographs, ca. 1910 P 0679
Bobbs, Ruth Pratt. Photographs, ca. 1860s-1960s P 0731, BV 5444, BV 5446, Flat File 28-K
"Bonds of Faith" from Falling Toward Grace. Photographs, 1997 P 0728
Boonville, Indiana Militia Document, 1833 SC 3414
Borders Bookstore September 11th Memorial Journal, 2001-2002 BV 5445
Bowers, Claude G. Unpublished Diary and Research, 1964-1986 M 1360
Boyd, John Parker. Letter, 31 July 1829 SC 3412
Brackett, Gary and Bill Hendrix. Oral History Interview, 24 January 2015 SC 3413, DVD 1369-1371
Brendel, Bessie W. Family. Photographs, ca. 1880-1955 P 0671
Broad Ripple High School Class of 1949 Fifty Year Reunion. Collection, ca. 1945-1999 M 1333, BV 5237
Broich and Fernandes Family. Papers and Photographs, ca. 1870-1986 M 1359, OM 0666
Brookside School No. 54. Records, ca. 1929-2001 M 1422, BV 5389-5395; 5397-5398
Bryant, J.W. Photographic Backdrop Sample Book, 1888 SC 3445
Buell, Meghan. Oral History Interview, 30 November 2017 SC 3492, DVD 1383-1385
Buhner, John C. Oral History Interview and Transcript, 2012 SC 3508, DVD 1498-1499
Bullitt & Throckmorton. Ledger, 1853-1854 BV 5334
Burkhart, Franklin. Letter, 27 March 1916 SC 3403
Burnside, Valentina Stroy. Collection, 1931-1967 M 1374
Buschman Family. Photographs and Papers, ca. 1890-1945 P 0677
Byers, David and Elizabeth. Letters, 1837, 1881 SC 3458
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Caldwell, Howard in India. Interviews, 1966 DVD 1505-1507
Calvert, Jarvis P. Collection, ca. 1870s P 0209
Camp Fire Girls of Central Indiana. Records addition, 1954-1959 M 1408
Canarr (Knarr), Daniel. Papers, 1864-1934 SC 3411
Capehart Corporation. Photographs, ca. 1929 P 0699
Capel, Charles C. Collection, ca. 1927-1969 SC 3464, BV 5373-5374
Capitol City Council No. 5, Daughters of America, Indianapolis. Record Book, 1937-1939 BV 5419
Carmony, Harry Edgar. Autobiography, ca. 1902-1982 SC 3499
Case, Everett. Collection, 1929 P 0457
Carter, Hugh J. Diary, ca. 1924-1940 SC 3491
Central Indiana Chess Association. Papers, ca. 1925-1978 M 1378
Chalfant, Irv. Photographs, ca. 1972-1976 P 0685
Champlin School. Register, 1916-1918 OM 0700
Chavez, Gregorio. Indiana Latino History Project Interview, 6 December 2016 SC 3480, DVD 1466-1469
Christmas and Indianapolis 500 Parades. Slides, ca. 1966-1970s P 0690
Cincinnati, Richmond & Fort Wayne Railroad. Document, 1866-1867 SC 3402
Civil Aeronautics Administration. Scrapbook and Photographs, 1948-1953 P 0640
Claypool Hotel Renovation. Photographs, 1962 P 0675
Clemans, Francis M. Letter, 25 June 1864 SC 3516
Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway. Collection, 1898-1927 SC 3450, OM 0681
Cly, Apple, and Perkins Family. Collection, ca. 1860-2000s P 0722, OM 0698
Collins Family Reunion. Record Book, 1915-1933 SC 3503
Colorful People From Indiana. Photographs, ca. 1995 P 0725
Conner's Mill. Papers, ca. 1938-2012 SC 3506, DVD 1495
Cook, Gayle Karch. Oral History Interview and Transcript, 2017 SC 3507, DVD 1496-1497
Cook, Isley, and Lank Family. Materials, ca. 1870-2008 P 0744, OM 0714
Corn Cob Curtain. Publication, 1971-1975 OM 0707
Corson, Thelma M. (Cranfill). Collection, 1929-1930 SC 3398
Cottrell, William. Photographs, ca. 1942-1945 P 0684
Coverdale, Negro "Clo." Travel Document, 1801-1904 SC 3457
Craig, Thomas C. Signal Corps Papers, ca. 1942-2000 SC 3509
Cranstone, Lefevre J. Greeting Cards, ca. 1960s P 0668
Crawford, Charles. Photograph Collection, ca. 1890-1900 P 0696
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Haerle Family. Papers and Photographs, ca. 1785-1991 M 1405
Hall, James H. Slides and Photographs, 1962-1963 P 0681
Hall, Katie. Papers Addition, 1983-2017 M 1365, DVD 1364, 1366-68
Hamilton and Teal. Collection, ca. 1910-1947 M 1336
Hamilton County Hospital. Photo Album Pages, ca. 1931 P 0674
Hanners, John. Circus Research Collection, 1937-1980 M 1346, CT 2544-2557
Hardin, Father Boniface. Collection, 1954-2012 (bulk 1990s-2000s) M 1355, OM 0662, OMB 0172, DVD 1351-1363
Harding, George L. Family. Papers, 1869-1921 M 1383
Harold, Willard Ellis. Collection addition, ca. 1940s M 1403, OM 0683
Harris, Simeon. Land Grant, 11 January 1831 OM 0696
Hatfield, Nicholas William. Papers Collection addition, ca. 1942-1945 P 0648
Hazelrigg, Frank C. Photographs, ca. 1924-1938 P 0729
Hester, Clara Ledig. Collection, 1911-1916 OM 0663
Hetherington & Berner, Inc. Collection, ca. 1900-1975 P 0727
Highland Vicinity Neighborhood. Collection, 1929-2004 SC 3494
Hirschy, Esther E. Autobiography, ca. 1988 M 1353
History of Me. Photographs, 1999-2002 P 0682
Hodges, Edward F. Residence. Photographs, ca. 1890-1910 P 0683
Hollrah, Amy Hendren. Oral History Interview, 8 February 2015 SC 3483, DVD 1470-1472
Home Stove Company. Records, 1893-1991 M 1410
Hoosier Building. Drawings and Letters, 1958-1959 P 0737
Hoosier Dome Tour Guide. Materials, 1982-1990 SC 3463
Hoshour, Samuel H. Ledger, 1886-1897 BV 5380
Houghton Family. Papers, 1850-1899 M 0147, OM 0699, DVD 1487-1488
Humphreys Family. Papers, ca. 1821-1920 M 1426, OM 0701
Hunter, William D. H. Papers, 1880-1885 SC 0805
Hunter, William D.H. Papers Addition, 1880-1885 SC 3400
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Indiana Aerial Views. Photographs, ca. 1920-1994 P 0656
Indiana Alliance for Arts Education. Records, 1986-1988 M 1419
Indiana Banquets Photograph Collection, 1906-1966 P 0587
Indiana Businesses. Photographs, ca. 1884-1953 P 0663
Indiana Churches. Photographs, ca. 1873-1933 P 0665
Indiana Department of Agriculture Trip to China. Diary, 1979 SC 3522
Indiana Endowment for the Arts. Records, ca. 1971-2007 M 1358, OM 0665
Indiana General Assembly. Letter, ca. 1870s-1880s SC 3501
Indiana German-American Sites Directory. Addition, 1996-1999 SC 3443
Indiana Girls' School. Collection, 1920-1964 P 0742
Indiana Hotels Photographs and Graphics, ca. 1902-1950s P 0638
Indiana Latino History Project. Oral History of Edward Medina, 2016; 2017 SC 3387, DVD 1298-1299
Indiana Railroads. Photographs and Graphics, ca. 1894-1980 P 0666
Indiana Scenes. Photograph Album, ca. 1908-1914 P 0680
Indiana Society of New York. Photographs, 1964 P 0709
Indiana State Park and Sites. Slides, ca. 1940 P 0712
Indiana Women's History Association. Records, ca. 1989-2006 M 1372, OM 0671, CT 2573-2576
Indianapolis Baptist Temple and Dr. Greg J. Dixon. Materials, ca. 1979-2007 M 1393
Indianapolis Bar Association 100th Birthday Party. Negatives, 1978 P 0645
Indianapolis Bar Association. Records addition, 1877-2006 (bulk 1941-2002) M 1356, OMB 0173
Indianapolis Bicycle License. Document, 1898 SC 3418
Indianapolis Businesses. Photographs, ca. 1897-1960 P 0662
Indianapolis City Controllers. Portraits, ca. 1891-1963 P 0505
Indianapolis Civil War Round Table. Collection Addition, ca. 1991-2003 M 1345
Indianapolis Drag Shows. Color Photographs, 1982 P 0691
Indianapolis L. Strauss Building. Slides, ca. 1966-1970s P 0687
Indianapolis Neighborhood. Slides, 1977 P 0698
Indianapolis Photo Stamps, ca. 1950 P 0714
Indianapolis Press Club. Gridiron Dinner Materials, 1957-1978 SC 3536, OM 0720
Indianapolis Public School Class. Photographs, ca. 1910-1922 P 0733, OM 0704
Indianapolis Racing. Collection, 1954-1964 SC 3453
Indianapolis Street Railways Strikes. Photographs and Negatives, 1892, 1913 P 0695
Indianapolis Title Abstracts. Collection, ca. 1901-1962 M 1412
Indianapolis Transportation. Photographs, 1908-1946 P 0700
Inland Container Corporation. Materials, ca. 1920s-1977 SC 3133
Inland Steel Company, Indiana Harbor Works. Photographs, 1926-1927 P 0711
Inter-Museum Promotional Action Team. Records addition, ca. 1980-1992 M 1369
International Travel Study Club, Isle of Pines Chapter. Records, 1946-1992 M 1373
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Madison, Indiana. Photographs, ca. 1850-1890 P 0670
Mahern, Louis. Oral History Interview, 27 January 2015 SC 3488, DVD 1474-1476
Main, Marjorie. Journals, ca. 1928-1948 M 1427
Malden, Karl. Note and Photograph, 20 January 1994 SC 3519
Manual Training High School. Materials, ca. 1912-1965 M 1418, OM 0697, BV 5379
Marching and Concert Bands. Photographs, ca. 1860s-1945 P 0631
Marion County Salon #126. Records, 1929-1995 M 1399
Marmon Portraits and Industrial Photographs, ca. 1910s-1933 P 0312
Marquette Manor Residents. Oral Histories, 2006-2007 M 1357, DVD 1365, CT 2559-2571
Marrs, Ezell. Ledgers, 1961-1967 SC 3446
Marshall, Fred Elmer and Nina Marshall. Collection, 1905-1969 M 1390
Matthew, Hiram. Civil War Letter, 30 May 1864 SC 3484
Maxheimer, Frank. Daily Log, 1895-1912 BV 5357
Mayer, Edward L. Diary, 1905 SC 3439
Mayer, Jessie Hull. Collection, 1935-1998 M 1385
McCain, Elizabeth. ERA Materials, 1974-1977 SC 3435, OM 0674
McDonald, Ray, and Ferguson Family. Collection, ca. 1825-1995 M 1429
McElhaney, Nellie Blodau. Collection, 1897-1942 M 1414, BV 5376-5377
McFarlin, Dr. John T. and Eva. Collection, ca. 1873-1977 M 1339
McIntire, Omer L. Collection, ca. 1911 P 0308
McNutt, Paul V. Photographs and Printed Materials, 1910s-1960s P 0646
McPhetridge, Lannes. Manuscript, 1926 SC 3409
Melton, Francis M.G. Letter, 24 July 1865 SC 3466
Merom Institute College Hall. Collection, 1966 P 0309
Methodist Episcopal Church, Eaton Circuit. History, ca. 1880 SC 3530
Methodist Hospital Photographs, ca. early 1920s P 0647
Miles, Marjorie. Collection, ca. 1915-1992 SC 3454, OM 0682
Miller, Dr. J. Don and Lora. Photographs, 1895-1899 P 0669
Milroy Culture Club. Records, 1924-1992 M 1394
Milroy Research Literary Club. Records, 1920-1999 M 1395
Montgomery, Isaac. Stump Speech Image Reproduction, ca. 1960 P 0716
Moore, Mary Jackson. Photograph Album, 1911-1921 P 0730
Mooresville Nature Club. Records, 1931-2000 M 1364, BV 5355
Morgan, Randall. Materials, ca. 1967-1989 SC 3502
Mote, Marcus Family. Portraits, ca. 1844-ca. 1865 P 0703
Mule Car Number 69 and Indianapolis Transportation. Project, 1997 SC 3451
Mullauer and Blocker Family. Photographs, 1917-1945 P 0721
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Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods. Photograph Album, ca. 1928 P 0641
Salinas, Robert Jr. Latino Oral History Project Interview, 27 October 2017 SC 3474, DVD 1454-1456
Sauer, Erma. Scrapbooks, 1950-1985 SC 3420, BV 5349-51
Scofield, Belle. Indianapolis Scrapbook, 1934 SC 3481
Scott Family. Letters, ca. 1883-1909 SC 3406
Scott Family. Photographs and Papers, ca. 1865-1940 P 0715
Seaman, Henry L. Papers, 1862-1915 SC 1719
Secular Franciscan Order, Indianapolis Branches. Records, 1975-2004 M 1407
Seiler, Thomas Joseph. World War II scrapbook, 1943-1946 M 1368
Sewall, May Wright. Addition, ca. 1902-1905 P 0708
Seward, Austin. Document, 1839-1841 SC 3416
Sherfick, Donald. Oral History Interview, 16 January 2015 SC 3475, DVD 1140-1142
Shields, John A. Papers, 1921-1926 M 1425
Shields, Judge V. Sue. Indianapolis American Inn of Court Oral History, 2006 SC 3437, DVD 1390-1391
Shields, Judge V. Sue. Southern District of Indiana Court Oral History, 2006 SC 3438
Singh, Kanwal Prakash (K.P.) Collection, 1970-2016, n.d. P 0361
Smith, Edmund. Coffin Accounts, ca. 1841-1853 SC 3423
Smith, General Walter Bedell. Photographs, ca. 1980 copy of 1896, ca. 1938 P 0256
Soliders' and Sailors' Monument. Photograph, 1924 P 0706
Southwestern Indiana's United Church of Christ. Oral Histories, 1998-1999 M 1392
Souvenir of Beechwood Farm, Milton, Indiana. Photo Album, ca. 1905 P 0075
Spade and Trowel Club. Photographs and Papers, 1935-2006 M 1348
Spangle, Warren. Collection, 1966-1994 SC 3427
Spencer, Ron. Oral History Interview and Transcript, 2014 SC 3424, DVD 1375-77
Spurlock, Redmon. Justice of the Peace Certificate, 1882 OM 0686
Spurlock, William R. Scrapbook, 1959 BV 5443
St. Joseph Valley Railway. Photographs, ca. 1908-1915 P 0676
Steele, Brandt and Helen McKay. Collection Addition, ca. 1792-2000 M 1352, OM 0661, BV 5333, FF 6-K
Stellhorn Family. Collection, 1838-1900 SC 3386
Stilesville, Indiana. Oral Histories, 1998-1999 M 1387, CT 2577-2588
Strutz, Carl F. Family. Album Papers, 1879-1929 SC 3487
Studabaker, Peter. Collection, 1889 SC 3527
Studebaker Visual Materials. Collection, 1918-1991 P 0704
Subdivisions of East Gary. Collection, 1929 SC 3524
Switzer and Spencer Family. Papers, ca. 1863-1999 M 1384, OM 0676
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