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User Image state_library Posted: Nov 22, 2017 3:08 PM (UTC)
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Enjoy this 1919 “Thanksgiving Hop” dance program from Culver Academy. The inside of the program features a photo of the football team and the order of the dances, including the waltz, the fox trot and the one step. #thanksgiving #culver #culveracademy #dance #foxtrot #onestep #waltz #indianastatelibrary #happythanksgiving #collections
User Image state_library Posted: Nov 21, 2017 5:48 PM (UTC)
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User Image state_library Posted: Nov 8, 2017 2:59 PM (UTC)
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If you look closely at any of the three chandeliers hanging in the Great Hall, you’ll notice that they’re designed to resemble corn husks. #indiana #corn #husks #architecture #greathall #indianapolis #design #librariesofinstagram #chandelier #indianastatelibrary
User Image state_library Posted: Nov 3, 2017 2:17 PM (UTC)
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We have plenty of atlases available for your browsing pleasure, including this 1963 atlas of Britain and Northern Ireland. #atlas #atlases #indianastatelibrary #ireland #britain #uk #librariesofinstagram #maps #charts #tables #library #libraries
User Image state_library Posted: Oct 31, 2017 1:31 PM (UTC)
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Happy Halloween, Hoosiers! We hope you’ll enjoy this chilling cover from a 1971 book on werewolves by Indiana author Thomas G. Aylesworth. Stay safe out there! Source: Aylesworth, Thomas G. Werewolves and Other Monsters. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1971. (Call #: ISLI 398.4 A978W). Indiana Division, Indiana State Library #halloween #allhallowseve #trickortreat #monsters #werewolves #DoTheMonsterMash #spooky #scary #pagefrights #INauthors #Indiana #books #libraries #librariesofinstagram
User Image state_library Posted: Oct 26, 2017 3:51 PM (UTC)
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Want to give your book cover more visual drama? Try adding a creepy spider web dust jacket! Collection: “The Romantic Story of Schoenbrunn,” Genealogy Division, Indiana State Library. #spiderwebs #spooky #creepy #Halloween #books #bookjackets #pagefrights #libraries #librariesofinstagram #retro #antique #vintage #Indiana
User Image state_library Posted: Oct 24, 2017 5:12 PM (UTC)
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Here’s another behind-the-scenes peek. This time, we’re visiting the Indiana State Library’s selective print newspaper archive deep in the stacks. #indianastatelibrary #history #indiana #librariesofinstagram #newspapers #archives #library #stacks #indystar
User Image state_library Posted: Oct 20, 2017 1:39 PM (UTC)
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Where all of the magic happens… the Indiana State Library’s digitization room! Public Services, the Indiana Historical Bureau and the Library Development Office digitize thousands of items per year, such as letters, diaries, photographs, government documents and broadsides, for the library’s online repositories, including Indiana Memory and Hoosier State Chronicles. #indianastatelibrary #digitization #indianahistoricalbureau #history #hoosierstatechronicles #indiana #indianamemory #librariesofinstagram #letters #diaries #broadsides #government #photographs #scans #library
User Image state_library Posted: Oct 16, 2017 3:25 PM (UTC)
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If you’re on the second floor of the state library, please check out our Carole Lombard display. Lombard was born in Fort Wayne, Ind. and starred in over 50 movies and short films beginning in the early 1920s until the early 1940s before her untimely death at the age of 33. The display includes items dating back to the 1930s. #indiana #ftwayne #hoosier #downtown #carolelombard #actress #hollywood #librariesofinstagram #precode
User Image state_library Posted: Oct 11, 2017 1:22 PM (UTC)
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If you’re visiting the Hoosiers at War! From the Homefront to the Battlefield exhibit in the Exhibition Hall, don’t forget to also visit the display cases in the Great Hall. #indianastatelibrary #WWI #war #history #indiana #hoosiers #military #librariesofinstagram #exhibit #exhibition
User Image state_library Posted: Oct 4, 2017 2:01 PM (UTC)
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The Hoosiers at War! From the Homefront to the Battlefield WW I exhibit is now on display at the Indiana State Library. The exhibition hall is on the first floor of the library. #indianastatelibrary #WWI #war #history #indiana #hoosiers #military #librariesofinstagram #exhibit #exhibition
User Image state_library Posted: Oct 2, 2017 3:21 PM (UTC)
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The Indiana Repertory Theatre recently used the state library’s beautiful History Reference Room to shoot some promo materials for their upcoming production of “The Originalist,” set to run from Oct. 17 to Nov. 12. Good luck! #indianarepertorytheatre #indianastatelibrary #history #reference #play #librariesofinstagram #antoninscalia #courtroom #drama
User Image state_library Posted: Sep 28, 2017 1:33 PM (UTC)
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Congratulations to Team DNR, who placed first in yesterday’s GovQuest Scavenger Hunt. In addition to taking a picture with the Indiana frame in the Indiana State Library’s browsing room, teams also had to put on a puppet show and dance the “Y.M.C.A.” in the Indiana Young Readers Center and assemble puzzles in the Statehouse Education Center. The teams raised over $150 for SECC. #indianastatelibrary #scavengerhunt #librariesofinstagram #indiana #puppets #thevillagepeople #puzzles #government #dnr
User Image state_library Posted: Sep 26, 2017 6:07 PM (UTC)
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This German WW I gas mask is just one of the items you might see in the Indiana State Library’s upcoming exhibit, “Hoosiers at War! From the Homefront to the Battlefield.” This mask comes from the Harold Wilson Scott Collection (L553), which contains over 70 letters written by Scott to his parents during the war and also includes photographs, postcards, two World War I helmets, military spurs and a belt. Scott, born in Jefferson County in 1894, was a Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) student at Purdue University and trained at Fort Benjamin Harrison in August 1917. You can view the finding aid here: https://tinyurl.com/y8837xg5 #wwi #military #hoosiers #war #gasmask #indiana #indianastatelibrary #librariesofinstagram #history #purdue #rotc #benjaminharrison
User Image state_library Posted: Sep 21, 2017 3:18 PM (UTC)
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The Indiana Statehouse is, literally, a few hundred feet away from the Indiana State Library. Next time you’re downtown, plan a visit to both: http://www.in.gov/idoa/2371.htm #indianastatelibrary #indianastatehouse #indiana #indianapolis #government #library #librariesofinstagram #downtown #history
User Image state_library Posted: Sep 15, 2017 4:48 PM (UTC)
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Should the state library re-join the Paddle Battle next year? We did win it all in 2008. #paddlebattle #paddlebattlexii #indianapolis #indianastatelibrary #downtown #canal #governmentagencies
User Image state_library Posted: Sep 11, 2017 4:16 PM (UTC)
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If you love card catalogs, and it seems you do, stop into the Great Hall and check out our original massive card catalog. The card catalog has 1,482 drawers made from Indiana walnut. #indianastatelibrary #cardcatalog #librariesofinstagram #indiana #walnut #cards #oldschool #books #library #indianapolis #greathall #history