Tag Archives: History

Collection Preservation at the Indiana State Library – 1 LEU

Seth IrwinThe Indiana State Library holds collections that are significant and important to both the history of Indiana and also the United States.  The Library’s holdings consist of a wide variety of different materials, such as maps, documents, photographs, books, paintings, and fine art.  Caring for these collections is what the ISL Preservation Division is tasked with, both preventing damage from happening and repairing damage when it happens.  This talk will focus on both an introduction to the field of Art Conservation and the work of the Indiana State Library Preservation Program.

Presenter: Seth Irwin, Conservator / Indiana State Library

Date Recorded: 2/24/2021

Format: Archived YouTube Video

History at Your Fingertips – 1 TLEU

James Whitcomb Riley with childrenHoosier State Chronicles, Indiana’s statewide historical digital newspaper program, and Indiana Memory, a digital library containing materials from institutions across the state, are free resources from the Indiana State Library. This session will cover how researchers can use both collections, including search techniques, item descriptions, and application with other source repositories.
* Picture used in the thumbnail is James Whitcomb Riley with children from the Indiana State Library Digital Collections

Date Recorded: 11/25/20

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Justin Clark / Indiana Historical Bureau

 


Public Libraries in Indiana 101 – 1 LEU

image of Indiana State Library logoJennifer Clifton, Library Development Office Supervisor from the Indiana State Library, will give an overview of the public library landscape, as well as the policies and procedures that guide what they do. She’ll talk about funding, budgets, governance, public library law, certification, standards, staffing, and services. This session will be aimed at folks that are new to Indiana libraries, as well as anyone looking for a refresher.

Date Recorded: 9/23/19

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:  Jennifer Clifton, Indiana State Library


Encounter the Past: The Indiana State Library’s Digital Collections – 1 TLEU

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Focused on school librarians, this webinar is an introduction to the Indiana State Library’s digital collections.  It provides a basic overview of the collection and how to use them as primary source materials.

 

Date Recorded: 9/25/18

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Chris Marshall, Digital Collections Coordinator, Indiana Division, Indiana State Library


Wills and Probates: A Bonanza of Information for Genealogists 12-17-2017


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Wills and Probates: A Bonanza of Information for Genealogists – This webinar, created by Stephanie Asberry, the supervisor of the Genealogy Division at the Indiana State Library covers the exciting topic of wills and probates, and how they can help you with your genealogy research.

Date Recorded: 12/17/17

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Stephanie Asberry / Indiana State Library


From Cradle to Coffin: Vital Records Research in Indiana – 1 LEU


Birth and death information forms the core of genealogical research. But finding that information can be difficult, particularly if your ancestor lived in the time period before mandatory government-issued vital records. In “From Cradle to Coffin,” we will explore the many different record types that include birth and death information and provide research tips on how to find these records.

Date Recorded: 8/2/17

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Jamie Dunn / Indiana State Library

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From Cradle to Coffin Handout


Using Newspapers in Your Research – 1 LEU

a stack of newspapersIn this program, we will explore how to use newspapers more effectively to research family history.  Using newspaper columns, obituaries, death notices, and articles, you can better piece together family ties during times when other types of records did not exist. Newspaper digitization is a new technology that we will discuss, as well. The Indiana State Library has the world’s largest collection of Indiana newspapers. If you would like to find out how to utilize this vast collection to help with your research, plan to attend this webinar.

Date Recorded: 10/17/2017

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Leigh Anne Johnson / Indiana State Library

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