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RARE BOOKS & MANUSCRIPTS

The Rare Books and Manuscripts Division includes over 3 million manuscripts; 5,200 collections, ranging from the early 15th century to present day. Among the collection’s strengths are Civil War-era letters and diaries, family papers and the records of many political figures from the Hoosier state.

We provide reference services, instructional sessions, scanning and photocopying services, finding aids, and a variety of digital resources. For more information about viewing Rare Books and Manuscripts material, please refer to our Rules Governing the Use of Manuscripts.

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317-232-3671 Reference Desk
317-232-3728 Fax

Hours: Rare Books & Manuscripts is open Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., See this page for Saturday hours, closed on Sundays.

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