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Blackburn, Glen A., comp. The John Tipton Papers, Vol. 1, 1809-1827. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau, 1942.
Part of a three-volume set, which publishes, in chronological order, papers related to Tipton using primarily the Tipton Collection of the Indiana Division, Indiana State Library.

Dunn, Jacob Piatt. Greater Indianapolis: The History, the Industries, the Institutions, and the People of a City of Homes. Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1910.
Although many early histories of Indianapolis exist, Dunn's excellent use of citations makes this a valuable resource.

Ewbank, Louis B., and Dorothy L. Riker, eds. The Laws of Indiana Territory, 1809-1816. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau, 1934.
A useful primary source.

Hawkins, Hubert H., comp. Indiana's Road to Statehood: A Documentary Record. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau, 1969.
A convenient source for important federal and state documents issued during Indiana's statehood process.

Kettleborough, Charles. Constitution Making in Indiana, Vol. 1, 1780-1851. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau, reprint 1971.
Part of a four-volume set, this book covers adoption and amendment of the 1816 and 1851 constitutions.

Pence, George, and Nellie C. Armstrong. Indiana Boundaries: Territory, State, and County. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau, 1933, reprint 1967.
Invaluable in creating the many maps in this issue. It is considered the standard reference for legal boundaries of Indiana from territorial days to 1933.

Other Selected Resources

Baker, Ronald L. From Needmore to Prosperity. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1995.
Presents the folklore and history of the names of over 4,000 populated places in Indiana.

Barnhart, John D., and Donald F. Carmony. Indiana: From Frontier to Industrial Commonwealth. 4 vols., New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., 1954; 2 vols. reprint, Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau, 1979.
Excellent general resource on Indiana's history.

Barnhart, John D., and Dorothy L. Riker. Indiana to 1816: The Colonial Period. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau and Indiana Historical Society, 1971.
A standard resource.

Bodenhamer, David J., and Robert G. Barrows, eds. The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1994.
Wonderful reference on Indianapolis history.

Thornbrough, Gayle, ed. The Diary of Calvin Fletcher, Vol. 1, 1817-1838. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society, 1972.
Fletcher, one of the founding fathers of Indianapolis, gives a detailed day-to-day account of life in the city with some of its earliest, and most prominent, citizens.

Walsh, Justin E. The Centennial History of the Indiana General Assembly, 1816-1978. Indianapolis: The Select Committee on the Centennial History of the Indiana General Assembly in cooperation with the Indiana Historical Bureau, 1987.
Gives a fascinating picture of Indiana's political history. There is also a two volume set of biographical sketches of legislators by the same publishers.

Selected Student Resources

Chapman, Gillian, and Pam Robson. Maps & Mazes: A First Guide to Mapmaking. Brookfield, CT: The Millbrook Press, 1993.
A visual introduction to the principles of maps and mazes, with activities.

Ehlert, Willis J. America's Heritage: Capitols of the United States. Madison, WI: State House Publishing, 1993.
Brief state histories and architectural details of capitol buildings.

Feinberg, Barbara Silberdick. State Governments. New York: Franklin Watts, 1993.
The duties and responsibilities of state officials are examined in this excellent work for student readers. Part of a series which includes Local Governments and The National Government.

Here Is Your Indiana Government: 1995-96 Edition. Indianapolis: Indiana Chamber of Commerce, 1995.
State, local, county, township, and city governments are examined in this readable reference.

Weiss, Harvey. Maps: Getting From Here To There. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1991.
Maps, directions, distances, symbols, longitudes, and latitudes are discussed.