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Indiana Memory (Indiana State Library)


The state of Indiana has a rich and varied history as a crossroads for early intercontinental river traffic, a frontier for the west, a home to conflicting views during the Civil War, and much more.

From German, French and Polish immigrants, to the Amish, Quaker and African American settlements in the state, Indiana draws on a unique cultural background.

Visit the state’s collection of original source documents, provided by libraries, colleges and community organizations around Indiana, and learn first-hand about what makes Indiana the state that it is today.