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Indiana History

Resources for the Research and Study of Indiana History

The following are a selection of books relating to the research and study of Indiana History. 

The book selections are divided by both content type (e.g. encyclopedias, histories, etc.) and topic (e.g. Indiana Art and Literature, etc.).

Noting Butler University's long history and residency in the city of Indianapolis, the Irwin Library at Butler University has many books on Indianapolis history, and this collection development focus is reflected in these book selections. As well, the department of Special Collections, Rare Books, and University Archives at Butler University has a special collecting focus on Indianapolis local history. 

Be sure to search Butler University Libraries catalog to find more Indiana History resources, as the following selections are not comprehensive.

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General Information

The Butler University Libraries use the Library of Congress classification system.

Books classified in the subject area of Indiana local history will have the call numbers F521 - F535, with specific county histories falling under F532.

Keep in mind that books with strong local content may also be classified under other subject areas (e.g. literature or fine art).

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Library of Congress Call Numbers

Reference, Biographies, Encyclopedias, and Indexes


Topic: Indianapolis, Indiana

Topic: Literature and Fine Arts in Indiana


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