Indiana Room

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  • Monroe County Timeline
  • Monroe County Courthouse
  • Margaret McCalla

Monroe County Timeline

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

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

Monroe County Index

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

  • McIlveen Portfolio
  • Indiana Bedrock
  • 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
  • Collage Photo, 1860
  • At War and At Home
  • Dillman Diary

At War and At Home

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

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

The Smithville News

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

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

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

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