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IHS Commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War with Harper's Weekly

Harpers Weekly, A Journal of Civilization, one of the most influential publications from the Civil War Era, is now available to the public in the William H. Smith Memorial Library.

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He Walked Out of 1940 and into the Library

Connecting to the past with photographs creates a lot of “gee whiz” moments.

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The Civil War from Gettysburg to Appomattox

President Lincoln visits the new exhibition.

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Beekeepers and Bank Robbers

We are discovering some interesting stories with our new newspaper database!

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Stuff of Life: Bowling Trophies and Gadgets

Assigning value to things left behind.

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Defining a History High

A simple discovery in the IHS vault brings a smile.

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Governor Morton: Much Heralded But Not Elected

Oliver P. Morton was not elected to be governor in 1860, but became governor after his predecessor served only two days as the 13th governor of Indiana.

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The 1940 Census

The wait is over for the 1940 Census!

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A Letter to Grandma

The bond between grandmother and grandchild has been around throughout history.

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Man Once Thought Dead Elected Governor

In the Fall of 1928, the people of Indiana elected a man thought dead more than 25 years prior to his running for office.

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Civil War Sesquicentennial

Check out these new Civil War resources!

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Can We Take Your Order?

A look at historic menus

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Have You Ever Read a Book by a Ghost?

October is a time to enjoy fall leaves, fall weather and curling up on a couch with a good book – perhaps one written by a spirit will do.

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Lard Art, Anyone?

It is State Fair time in Indiana!

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The Narcissus, Squealer and Tattler, Too!

Yearbooks can be a great tool for research.

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Calling All Corn Cultivator Experts

Labeling your images can not only help you in the future, they can help librarians, too.

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How Will Your Diary Help Historians?

Diaries from the past offer a unique view on this day in 1865.

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A Dial-Up Librarian Enters the Blogosphere

What a great way to share some of our hidden gems!

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