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The Manuscript Collection holds over 3 million manuscripts, dating from the earliest years of the state through contemporary times, from over 4,400 different collections. All collections have an Indiana connection, whether the papers are from an Indiana soldier, missionary, church, organization, or business.
Among the collection's strengths are Civil War-era letters and diaries, family papers, and the papers of many political figures from the Hoosier state. Anyone may use the materials housed in the Manuscripts Collection (see rules and regulations for use of materials).
317-232-3671 Reference Desk
Hours: The Manuscript & Rare Books Collection is open Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Saturdays 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., closed on Sundays.