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State Parks in Indiana

Select Printed Materials on Indiana's State Parks

Indiana State Yearbook, 1917-1950. Call number: IR 328.7 Iy. Includes annual reports of the Department of Conservation.

Annual Report, Department of Conservation, 1953-1964. Call number: 634.9 I385r.

Annual Report of the Division of State Parks, Indiana Department of Conservation, 1958-1986. Call number: 634.9 I385cL.

Division of State Parks Annual Report, 1987- . Call number: 634.9 I385cL.

History and Development of the Department of Conservation. Call number: Ip 634.9 no. 186

Outdoor Indiana (reprints on state parks and memorials). Call number: Ip 634.9 no. 69.

Publications. Department of Conservation. Call number Ip 634.9 no. 1 (over 150 publications on variety of topics, including various state parks).

Manuscript Collections and Photographs

There are over 4,300 collections of manuscripts in the Indiana Division. These include diaries, letters, deeds, business and church records, and other materials. Many of the state parks have materials about them in the manuscripts collections. To see what materials are available on Indiana's state parks, check the Manuscripts Index (available in card format in the Manuscripts Reading Room).

Manuscripts Index Headings:

  • Parks
  • Names of individual parks

In addition, there is a Picture Index, noting photographs and other images held in the Manuscript Section's collections, as well as noting images in books in the Indiana Division's print collection. For photographs and pictures of Indiana's state parks, check the following headings:

Picture Index Headings:

  • State Parks and Reserves
  • Names of individual parks

Indexes and Catalogs / Headings to Check

Indiana Division Card Catalog (to locate books, pamphlets, and state documents)

  • Indiana. Conservation.
  • Indiana. Conservation, Dept. of.
  • Indiana. Conservation, Dept. of. State Parks, Lands and Waters, Div. of.
  • Indiana -- Conservation -- History
  • Indiana -- Natural Resources
  • Indiana. Natural Resources, Dept. of.
  • Indiana. State Parks, Div. of.
  • Indiana -- Parks
  • Names of individual parks

Clipping Files (covers 1940s through 1990s, primarily from Indianapolis News and Indianapolis Star)

  • State Parks

Indianapolis Newspapers Index, 1898-1979 (card file index to Indianapolis' major newspapers)

  • State Parks
  • Civilian Conservation Corps
  • Names of individual parks

Indianapolis Newspapers Index, 1848-1991 (search by keyword, covering the Indianapolis Star and Indianapolis News)

Supplementary Index (card file index, indexing publications such as Outdoor Indiana and other Indiana-related magazines)

  • State Parks
  • State Parks, (name of park)
  • Nature Preserves
  • Memorials
  • Fish and Game
  • Recreation

IN MH 5-6-2009