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Field NotesMonroe County Field Notes

Monroe County Field Notes is a virtual dig to uncover stories about 19th-century landmarks and people, from 1816–1876. It's fun and free to get involved and your research will help us diversify our community’s history! Register and start researching.

 

 

  • 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.

See also: Library History Timeline.

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

Monroe County Index

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

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

Indiana Bedrock

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

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

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
  • The Smithville News
  • Formal Portrait

The Smithville News

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

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

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).

  • Gothic, 1956
  • 1956 Yearbook
  • 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