The Indiana Room
Click on the Indiana state flag to access the Indiana State Archives.
The Indiana Room is comprised of research resources and Indiana connections. The open floor shelves contain a wealth of information regarding our state's history, flora, fauna, infrastructure, people and more. We have two floor shelves for our non-circulating genealogy resources (see online resources, located in Genealogy Guides, as well). The wall shelving contains displayed archives as well as circulating fiction and non-fiction about Indiana, for Hoosiers, and by Hoosier authors. We encourage patrons to literally check out the items with Indiana State flag spine labels.
The Pendleton Community Public Library has a small archive collection; due to the fragile nature of these irreplaceable items, they are kept in locked cabinets within the Indiana Room. Also in the cabinets are local school annuals from 1916 to present day. The policy for patron access to these materials is contained here. Indiana Room brochures include the necessary archive request forms. The brochures are in process; when they are available, patrons will be able to print a copy from this page, or pick one up in the library. Please see the links below for a full description of cabinet contents.
Some archived items are too large for our Indiana Room cabinets; these will be accessible, however, the same way as the cabinet items: patrons will fill out the request form on the back of the Indiana Room brochure. A complete list of these overflow items will be listed below as soon as processing is complete. Keep checking back!
Our microfilm collection contains all available filmed issues of the Pendleton Times, and The Anderson Herald Bulletin; a staff member will be happy to help patrons with viewing and printing microfilmed articles. For a complete list of all available microfilmed newspaper issues, click here.
All of the artwork displayed in the Indiana Room was created by Pendleton residents.
Indiana Room Cabinet A contents: unpublished family genealogies, Pendleton schools' yearbooks, miscellaneous school information, local cemeteries, and phone directories.
Indiana Room Cabinet B contents: Madison County history, Pendleton History, Library History (lg archive box in back hallway for digitizing)
The Indiana Memory project/collections.
Fred Wilt biography (online).
Hoosier Colonel John T. Wilder and The Lightning Brigade
William Henry Harrison Benefiel Correspondence with John T. Wilder, et al., 1889 September 15
Search America's historic newspapers pages from 1836-1922 - or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Search international newspapers through the Center for Research Libraries.edu
The Hoosier State Chronicles provides free access to some Indiana newspapers dating from 1840 to 1922.