In 1913, as plans were being made to celebrate the Centennial of Indiana, the Indiana State Archives was officially declared a division of the Indiana State Library. Our predecessors in the Library, the Archives, and the Historical Society were calling for a permanent Centennial Memorial Building to be dedicated on statehood day in 1916. … Continue reading The Indiana State Archives Building: A Century of Little Progress
While the future of the new Indiana State Archives Building hangs in the balance, Tennessee lawmakers are moving forward with funding of a new State Library and Archives building with a budget of a cool $98 million! While Indiana's Archives will not be sharing the building with the State Library, lawmakers should take a serious … Continue reading Indiana should follow Tennessee’s example
The Society of American Archivists have written a letter to Governor Eric J. Holcomb, expressing their support for a new Indiana State Archives Building. FISA expresses our appreciation and invites all individuals and historical agencies to write Governor Holcomb and your state legislators. To read the letter from SAA, including recommendations from the Council of … Continue reading SAA offers support for a new Archives Building
Professor Wendy Gamber will be the featured speaker at the twenty-seventh Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Indiana State Archives on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at the Indiana State Library (315 West Ohio Street). She will discuss her latest book, The Nortorious Mrs. Clem: Murder and Money in the Gilded Age (Johns Hopkins University … Continue reading Friends Annual Meeting 2017
Be sure to check out the latest issue of the Archives Current now available here. Please take special note of Friends of the Indiana State Archives President Steve Towne's call for action. Even though the new Archives building has been approved, the original funding source is no longer available. Contact your legislator and ask for … Continue reading See FISA President Steve Towne’s call for action in the Spring Issue of the Archives Current!
The summer 2016 issue of the Friends' newsletter "The Archives Current" is now available online. This issue features more news about the new Archives location and takes a look back at the Centennial Celebrations of 1916. Hard to believe it's already been 100 years! Harder yet to believe the Archives has been looking for it's … Continue reading Summer issue of the Archives Current is now online!
Be sure to check out Bob Gilyeat's blog "Notes From the Indiana State Archives!" Bob is one of our dedicated volunteers who comes in twice a week to process Dissolved Corporation packets. He makes interesting notations and adds historical context for many of the companies he finds. Did you know Booth Tarkington once worked as … Continue reading Check out Bob Gilyeat’s blog!
There is just a little tidying up to do from our Friends of the Indiana State Archives website move, but we are settling in to this new site here at WordPress quite nicely. You will notice some changes, primarily in our use of a Blog format for updating you on the latest news about the … Continue reading Welcome to our new site!
Pardon our dust, but the Friends of the Indiana State Archives is on the move! A new century for Indiana, and new building on the horizon, and a new website for the Friends! Things will be hopping for the staff and volunteers of the Archives. Be sure to join us here for the latest updates!