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Indiana History

Indiana University Online Repositories

IU Online Repositories

Archives of Institutional Memory (AIM)

The Archives of Institutional Memory (AIM) is a digital repository for disseminating and preserving official Indiana University records with long-term, indefinite administrative, legal, fiscal or historical value.

Archives Online

Archives Online is a portal for accessing descriptions of archival and special collections held by libraries, archives and other cultural heritage units at Indiana University or affiliated with Indiana University. The collection descriptions (finding aids) are for non-book and original research materials such as correspondence and photographs. 

Media Collections Online

Media Collections Online houses audio and video collections.

Digital Collections at Indiana University

Image Collections Online serves as a showcase for various image collections curated by the libraries, departments, and cultural institutions of Indiana University.

IU ScholarWorks

IUScholarWorks is a digital repository for disseminating and preserving scholarly work created at Indiana University by its faculty, administrators and staff, and students.

Other IU Campus Archives

IU (Bloomington) Archives

IUPUI Archives

IU Kokomo Archives

IU East Archives

IU South Bend Archives & Special Collections

IU South Southeast Archives

Map of Gary, Indiana - Indiana State Library Map Collection - Collections  Hosted by the Indiana State Library

Map of Gary, Indiana, Circa 1920's. Courtesy of the Indiana State Library Map Collection and Indiana Memory 

Local History Resources

The following local history resources serve as valuable research opportunities for both online information and in-person visits. If you are working with a topic that relates to Lake and Porter Counties, then exploring the links below will only benefit your research. If you need any assistance is pursuing a local history topic, feel free to reach out IU Northwest's Archivist, Jeremy Pekarek.

Local Archives, Museums, and Historical Societies                                   

Local Libraries 

Contact our archives!                                      

 Gary Public Library (Indiana Room)

Gary Historical Society                                                                                   

Hammond Public Library

LaPorte County Historical Society Museum

Lake County Public Library

Lake County Historical Society and Museum

Porter County Public Library

Old Jail Museum

Purdue Northwest Archives & Special Collections

Local Genealogy Research

Lake County Public Library – Genealogy and Local History

Local Blogs

Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society (NWIGS)

Our Gary Stories

Porter County Public Library – Genealogy Room

Korry Shepard – Medium

Indiana State Resources

The following are Indiana State resources that include museums, archives, libraries, historical societies, blogs, and genealogy resources.

Indiana State Resources                                    

Indiana State Genealogy

Indiana Historical Bureau                                                                              

Indiana State Archives

Indiana Historical Society

Indiana State Library

Indiana History Blog                                                                                     

Indiana Disability History Project

Indiana History Museum

Hoosier State Chronicles

Indiana Landmarks                                                                                       

Notable Hoosiers

Indiana Library Directories

Traces Magazine (of the Indiana Historical Society)

Indiana Magazine of History

Indiana Memory