Indiana Research and Museum Studies

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Directory of International Resources for Indiana

William R. Adams and Veronica Fanning

A directory, giving background and international specialties of Hoosier institutions and individuals with international connections and expertise, listing names, addresses, phone and fax numbers.

paper / 119 pp. / 1995 / ISBN 0-253-20921-8 / $14.95
Order No. 2161

Finding Indiana Ancestors: A Guide to Historical Research

Teresa Baer and Geneil Breeze

This book is a powerful tool, providing an overview of historical research while focusing on Indiana-specific sources. Authored by journalists and archivists, librarians, genealogists, and historians in the state's major historical and genealogical organizations, this book forms a complete guide for research in Indiana. Six model chapters show how to turn data into stories. This significant new guide will help researchers learn how to get started, where to go for the next piece of information, how to interpret the data, and how to incorporate each new fact into the stories of Indiana's ancestors.

paper / 301 pp. / 2007 / ISBN 978-0-87195-203-5 / $29.95
Order No. 2638

Public Places: Exploring Their History

Gerald A. Danzer

Public Places: Exploring Their History

Communal public places, individual people, and events creating memories of community are presented here as speeches, promotional pamphlets, maps, post card views, and annual reports.

paper / 135 pp. / 1987 / ISBN 0-910050-88-0 / $12.95
Order No. 3021

Folklife and Museums-Selected Readings

Patricia Hall

Folklife and Museums-Selected Readings

These essays trace and reflect upon the various ways that folklife, which explores and celebrates ordinary life, and museums have intersected since the 1950s.

paper / 194 pp. / 1987 / ISBN 0-910050-85-6 / $10.95
Order No. 3004

Historical Celebrations: A Handbook for Organizers of Diamond Jubilees, Centennials, and Other Community Anniversaries

Keith Peterson

Historical Celebrations: A handbook for Organizers of Diamond Jubilees, Centennials and Other Community Anniversaries

Ethnic allegiances, religious memberships, occupational associations, community, state, and national anniversaries are some of the celebrations and festivals featured.

paper / 118 pp. / reprint 1996 (1986) / ISBN 0-931406-13-7 / $14.95 $8.97
Order No. 3101

Local History, National Heritage: Reflections on the History of AASLH

Frederick L. Rath, Jr. et. al

Local History, National Heritage: Reflections on the History of AASLH

The papers presented at the Special Golden Anniversary Session in 1990 in Washington, D.C., chronicling the root beginnings, organizational efforts, and future plans of this organization.

paper / 120 pp. / 1991 / ISBN 0-942063-19-8 / $9.95
Order No. 3015

Who's Your Hoosier Ancestor? Genealogy for Beginners

Mona Robinson

Who's Your Hoosier Ancestor? Genealogy for Beginners

A source for locating elusive ancestors of Hoosiers and descendants of anyone who ever lived in Indiana. Describes records available, where they can be found, and how to use them most effectively.

paper / 215 pp. / 1992 / ISBN 0-253-20731-2 / $13.95
Order No. 2128

Leadership for the Future: Changing Directorial Roles in American History Museums and Historical Societies

Bryant F. Tolles

Leadership for the Future: Changing Directorial Roles in American History Museums and Historical Societies

Essays, aimed at executive officers of historical museums, societies, and organizations, addressing concepts of leadership, greater professionalism, and principles of organizational management.

paper / 196 pp. / 1991 / ISBN 0-942063-11-2 / $18.95
Order No. 3011

Broadsides: Indiana, The Early Years Resource Guide

Dani B. Pfaff

Reproductions of primary source materials from Indiana history for use across the curriculum; activities, maps, timelines, reference materials, finding aids.

paper / 424 pp. / ISBN 1-885323-50-6 / $8.50
Order No. 4006

Daily Life
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Transportation and Communication
paper / $.75
Order No. 6008

Old Schoolhouse Gang

How to collect and preserve local history using oral interviews.

paper / $.50
Order No. 6037

Pointers for Research

Pointers for Research

Hints and instructions for research in a variety of settings and situations, using various types of resources.

paper / 8 pp. / $.50
Order No. 6066

An author's coming to our school! How to make it a really great day.

A guide to prepare teachers, students, and the community.

paper / 8 pp. / 1999 / $.50
Order No. 6073

Historic House Research Handbook

What to do when you are interested in knowing the history of an old house.

paper / 8 pp. / 1993 / $.50
Order No. 6075

African-American Resources at the Indiana State Library and Historical Building

Describes resources at the Indiana State Library, Indiana State Archives, and Indiana Historical Bureau.

paper / 12 pp. / 1995 / free (possible shipping charge)
Order No. 8200 

Related Issues of The Indiana Historian

paper / ISSN 1071-3301 / $1.00 (1-19 copies); $.30 (20 or more copies)

Collecting Your History (reprint, in a pdf file)

What can you learn about your family? What will you be able to tell your children and grandchildren?","

12 pp. / 1991
Order No. 7003

Celebrate, Celebrate (in a pdf file)

Celebrations are opportunities to collect the history of the past.

12 pp. / 1991
Order No. 7004

Unlocking the Past: You Hold the Key (in a pdf file)

An introduction to research in local history with examples and checklist.

16 pp. / 1993
Order No. 7019

Destination. . . the Cemetery (in a pdf file)

Cemeteries can be exciting resources for the study of local and cultural history--a historical resource.

16 pp. / 1993
Order No. 7020