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Encyclopedia of Indianapolis

The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis provides comprehensive social, cultural, economic, historical, political, and physical descriptions of Indianapolis while shedding light on the events, people, and organizations that shaped the city’s past and present. There are currently over 1900 entries to view.

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Digital Indy Archives

Digital Indy is the Indianapolis Public Library's digital collection which provides access to digital images and recordings of cultural and historical interest.

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