Indiana Room

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  • Monroe County Courthouse
  • Monroe County Timeline
  • Margaret McCalla

Monroe County Timeline

The authoritative and popular index of our county's historical and curiously interesting events.

  • Theodore Dreiser
  • Bath Once a Luxury
  • Amzi Atwater
  • Monroe County Index

Monroe County Index

A finding aid for items held in the Indiana Room including:
Vertical File folders, microfilm and more.

  • Monroe County Public Library
  • McIlveen Portfolio
  • Indiana Bedrock
  • Matthews Family

Indiana Bedrock

Limestone industry archives related to Matthews Brothers Stone Company, an Ellettsville, IN, limestone quarry operating 1862–1978.

  • At War and At Home
  • Dillman Diary
  • Collage Photo, 1860
  • Military Papers
  • W. M. Alexander

At War and At Home

Examine what Bloomington and Monroe County were like before, during, and after the Civil War, 1855-1875.

  • Trisler
  • Men on Railcar
  • Formal Portrait
  • The Smithville News

The Smithville News

A Digital Collection of Smithville's History 1897-1915.

  • Shop Notes
  • 1930 Yearbook
  • 1957 Plat Map
  • Monroe County Community Collections

Monroe County Community Collections

Early Monroe County historical and cultural records and documents.

  • Monroe County Obituary Index

Monroe County Obituary Index

Covers most of the Bloomington newspapers (1824 – current month).

  • 1956 Yearbook
  • Gothic, 1956
  • Bloomington High School Yearbook, 1941
  • Monroe County Yearbook Index

Monroe County Yearbook Index

Includes names of students who attended area middle and high schools in Monroe County and who were included in their yearbook.





Local and Family History