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Research Indiana Catalog

A new online catalog connects researchers to the millions of records housed within the collections of the Indiana State Archives. The Research Indiana Catalog simplifies the process of searching the Archives' collections by providing listings of more than a quarter of a million holdings. The Research Indiana Catalog is the result of a multi-year inventory project, and will continue to be updated and refined. If you notice any errors in our data, please email us at arc@iara.in.gov.

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Learn How To Use The Catalog

To view records, please plan a visit to our reading room. Some records are stored remotely and may require advance notice in order to retrieve them for your visit. Some materials may contain material deemed confidential by law or restricted by promulgated rule. The Indiana State Archives also weighs the need for preservation from deterioration, mutilation, or theft in establishing access to original materials.

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.


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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.


To Request Records

If you are interested in viewing records in our reading room, please send an email to arc@iara.in.gov 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. 

For a full list of services and fees visit: http://in.gov/iara/2452.htm.