Local Information Online Library Resources

At War and At Home

Reader icon -- At War and At Home is a Monroe County timeline from 1855-1875.  Examine what Bloomington and Monroe County were like before, during, and after the Civil War.

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Bloom Magazine Index

Reader icon -- Search for information about articles that appeared in Bloom Magazine. Compiled by Indiana Room staff and volunteers in partnership with Bloom.

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Community Organizations

reader -- Search our database of organizations in Monroe County.

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Herald-Times Full Text

ICON library card -- Search full text articles for the Herald-Times newspaper from April 1988 - present.  Additionally includes full text articles from a variety of news magazines, including The Atlantic, Field & Stream, The National Review, Smithsonian and more.

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Hoosier State Chronicles

Indiana's Digital Historic Newspaper Program, provided by the Indiana State Library. Includes Monroe County newspapers from 1869 - 1932 and allows for keyword searching of images.

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Indiana Bedrock

Reader icon -- Digital photographs, letters, newspaper clippings, business records and other ephemera relating to the Matthews Brothers Stone Company, a limestone quarry which operated out of Ellettsville, Indiana from 1862 to 1978.

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Monroe County Community Collections

Reader icon -- Digital images of early county commissioner books, city ordinances, city directories, yearbooks, Showers Brother's newsletter Shop Notes, and local organizations.

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Monroe County Government Officials

This serial publication (1965 - 2015) is provided by the Bloomington-Monroe County League of Women Voters. This pamphlet provides information about elected and appointed city and county officials.

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Monroe County Index

Reader icon -- A finding aid for items in the Indiana Room at the Monroe County Public Library (MCPL) and vertical files held by the Monroe County History Center (MCHC).  Includes county history, public records, coroner's reports, oral histories, and vertical file newspaper clippings.

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Monroe County Obituary Index

reader -- Includes obituaries from old and current local newspapers in Monroe County. Compiled by MCPL staff and volunteers.

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Monroe County Timeline

Reader icon -- The authoritative and popular index of our county's historical and curiously interesting events. This is a project created in partnership with Monroe County Public Library, Monroe County History Center, and IU Archives. Built by volunteers, the Timeline will prepare us for our county bicentennial in 2018.

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Monroe County Yearbook Index

reader -- Search by name for faculty, staff, and students in area yearbooks. This database is compiled by Indiana Room staff and volunteers.

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The Smithville News

Reader icon -- A digital collection of Smithville's history from 1897 - 1915.

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Alexander Memorial Veterans List

Reader icon -- Includes list of Monroe County veterans who served in the wars honored by the Alexander Memorial on the courthouse lawn: the Mexican War, the Spanish-American War, the Civil War, and World War I. Includes list of Revolutionary Patriots that are buried in Monroe County. Note this list is incomplete; the list for WWI veterans only includes a list of those who died while in service.

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Counties of Morgan, Monroe, and Brown, Indiana.

 Reader icon -- Historical and Biographical, book published in 1884 by Charles Blanchard.

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Historic Treasures of Bloomington

Reader icon -- Historic treasures; true tales of deeds with interesting data in the life of Bloomington, Indiana university and Monroe County--written in simple language and about real people, by Forest M. Hall, Published in 1922 by Indiana University Press.

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History of Lawrence and Monroe Counties

Reader icon -- History of Lawrence and Monroe counties, Indiana : their people, industries, and institutions. Indianapolis, published in 1914 by B.F. Bowen.

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Monroe County History Center

Reader icon -- In addition to holding and preserving county documents, photos, artifacts, and records, the History Center also has online finding aids for African American surnames and subjects, church history archives, historic communities, court records, family bibles and surname files, land patent sales and land records indices, newspaper clippings, oral histories, and more.

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Monroe County Maps

Reader icon -- List of Monroe County map holdings available in the Indiana Room from 1820 - current.

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Monroe County Newspapers on Microfilm

Reader icon -- List of newspapers on microfilm held in the Indiana Room. For more information about digitized newspapers for Monroe County, see The Smithville News, The Bloomington News-Letter (1855-1856) and Indiana, go to the Indiana State Library's Hoosier State Chronicles.

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Rootsweb for Monroe County

Reader icon -- The Internet's oldest and largest genealogy community. Hosts the RootsWeb Surname List, ROOTS-L mailing list, thousands of message boards and independent Web sites. Be sure to check out the search features for the archives of local history and genealogical groups.

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