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Glamour in the Collection
What Is a Hoosier?
Meet Michael Thrall
Meet H. Roll McLaughlin
Meet Dianne Cartmel
Donor Spotlight: David Meyer
Meet Marianne Doyle
A Life in Public History
Civil War Letter Filled with Bad News, Hope
A Home in Our Keeping
Historic Twin Oaks serves as IHS's hospitality center.
2017 Awards Nomination Packet
Civil War from Fort Sumter to Emancipation
Meet Cheryl Engber
A Billy the Kid Mystery Solved
New Technology Reveals Document Secrets
J.C. Allen
Binford On and Off the Track
Ransom Family Papers Tell Business and Civil Rights Stories
The Ransom Family Papers collection is an important source for anyone studying 20th-century African-American business and civil rights leadership in Indianapolis.
You Are There 1948: Communities Can!
Indy's Iconic Architecture: A History
The Weather Challenge
Protecting our original maps
Meet Stan Hurt
Stan Hurt is a longtime and active member of IHS. He and his wife, Sandy, donated a set of photographs of his grandfather’s Fort Wayne photo studio and then helped us create You Are There 1904: Picture This.
The 500 and the Photographer
Charles Bretzman was the first official photographer of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Meet Jenna Wachtmann
Meet Jenna Wachtmann the Program Officer at Balls Brothers Foundation.
2017 IHS Member Fall Trip - Lincoln: Gettysburg, D.C. and the Hoosier Connection
Indiana LGBT Collecting Initiative
Destination Indiana Gets a Bicentennial Upgrade
New technology. More journeys.
New Korean War Collections Tell a Story
Byford Lee Reed and his wife, Jessie, donated correspondence, photographs and ephemera from Reed's participation in the Korean War.
History of Indiana
To celebrate Indiana's Bicentennial, IHS is producing the History of Indiana series as ebooks. The five volumes of this series present an in-depth look at Indiana.
You Are There: Eli Lilly at the Beginning
Visitors to Your Are There: <em/> Eli Lilly at the Beginning <em/> step back in in time to the colonel's original laboratory on Pearl Street then a small, locally owned business just getting off the ground.
Ten Years with John Herbst at the Helm
Happy Anniversary to our president and CEO, John Herbst!
Duncan Schiedt Digital Collection
A Union Between Photography and Jazz
Gardner's Photographic Sketch Book of the War
The Great War Through Hoosier Eyes
The History Center is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into WWI in a new exhibition.
New Documents, Letters and Photos Round Out Gene Stratton-Porter Collection
One of the largest archival collections of Gene Stratton-Porter materials is available to researchers, online and in person, at the William H. Smith Memorial Library
Traces Is Now Online
For the first time, the articles feature in Traces magazine from 1989 through 2013 are available online.
You Are There 1943: Italian POWs at Atterbury
Even in captivity, they found freedom.
Domestic Life in the 1900s
2017 Awards Nomination Packet
Finding Hope in Captivity
Hoosiers in Hollywood: David L. Smith Collection
Lights. Camera. Action. From photographs, lobby cards, movie posters, books and more, this new collections will introduce you to Hoosier actors, directors, screenwriters, novelists, musicians and composers, and people who worked behind the scenes in moves and/or television.
A Tale of Two Diaries
Two diaries, two sides of the Civil War, one man
Black Church History in the Archives
The Bethel A.M.E. Church digital collection features thosands of photographs, manuscript materials and artifacts from church records dating back to 1871.
A Member's Idea Brings a Chapel to Life
We have member Roy Zenor to thank for bringing us the idea for You Are There: 1943.
Summer Fun
The Harley Shop: Seventy Years of Indianapolis Southside Harley-Davidson
Visit our newest exhibition celebrating 70 years of Schulteti family ownership of Indianapolis Southside Harley-Davidson.
Living Legends 2017
IHS is pleased to celebrate extraordinary Hoosiers for their accomplishments in Indiana and around the nation. Join us as we honor Janet Allen, Tamika Catchings, John and Sarah Lechleiter, and Mark Miles at the annual Indiana Living Legends Gala on July 28.
Kids Behind the News
The Children's Express/Y-Press Collection is now available in the IHS Archives and Library.
All Aboard the Indiana History Train
Conserving a Civil War Print
A County Historian's Love for History
You Are There 1863: Letter Home from Gettysburg
LGBT flag
LGBT flag in corner
Be Heard: LGBT Experiences in Indiana
Festival of Trees
Santa Claus Finds His Way to Our Collections
Santa Claus doesn't spend all of his time at the North Pole.