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Indiana State Archives' Collections and Indexes

The Indiana State Archives collects, preserves, and makes available for public use historical and evidential materials relating to Indiana. In all, the Archives houses over 110,000 cubic feet of permanently valuable materials containing millions of individual items. These records date from the territorial period to the present.

Search Indiana State Archives' Online Collections



Search through the frequently researched areas in our collections.


Search the Indiana Digital Archives


Indiana Digital Archives

Visit the Indiana Digital Archives to find your ancestors' information.


Search IARA online indexes


Online Indexes

Many of our records have been indexed in our Online Indexes.


Search the Indiana State Archives Alphabetical Subject Index


Alphabetical Subject Index

Easily search through our extensive subject list in this Alphabetical Index.


Search Collections by Subject Area

Not sure where to start? Click one of the subject areas below.

Search Personal and Family Records Cultural History Search Military rECORDS African American History Icon
Personal/Family History Cultural History Military Records African American History
Court Records Icon Search Police/Criminal History Search Land Records Search History of Government
Court Records Police/Criminal History Land Records History of Government
Search Photographs Search Civil War Records Elected Officials and Indiana Laws History Search Medical Records
Photographs  Civil War Records  Elected Officials & Laws Medical Records

To Request Records

If you are interested in viewing records in our reading room, please send an email to with a description of what you would like to see. This ensures that the records are retrieved before your visit.

Microfilm with a location that begins MF indicates that it is a use copy and is readily available for patron use in our reading room. Microfilm stored in our vault will need to be duplicated or scanned in order to be viewed. 

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