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Indiana History

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