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RARE BOOKS & MANUSCRIPTS
The Indiana State Library Rare Books & Manuscripts Collection includes over 3 million manuscripts; 4,400 collections, ranging from the early 15th century to present day. Among the collection's strengths are Civil War-era letters and diaries, family papers, and the records of many political figures from the Hoosier state.
We provide reference services, instructional sessions, scanning and photocopying services, finding aids, and a variety of digital resources.
For more information about viewing Rare Books and Manuscripts material, please refer to our Rules Governing the Use of Manuscripts.
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317-232-3671 Reference Desk
Hours: The Rare Books & Manuscripts Collection is open Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Saturdays 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., closed on Sundays.
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