Chandler Lighty, director of the Indiana Historical Bureau was appointed Executive Director of the Indiana Archives and Records Administration. He will begin his duties in late August. Some of the Bureau’s accomplishments during his tenure include: quadrupling the number of state historical markers installed annually; working with members of the General Assembly on legislation to … Continue reading IARA Names New Director
In 1913, as plans were being made to celebrate the Centennial of Indiana, the Indiana State Archives was officially declared a division of the Indiana State Library. Our predecessors in the Library, the Archives, and the Historical Society were calling for a permanent Centennial Memorial Building to be dedicated on statehood day in 1916. … Continue reading The Indiana State Archives Building: A Century of Little Progress
While the future of the new Indiana State Archives Building hangs in the balance, Tennessee lawmakers are moving forward with funding of a new State Library and Archives building with a budget of a cool $98 million! While Indiana's Archives will not be sharing the building with the State Library, lawmakers should take a serious … Continue reading Indiana should follow Tennessee’s example
The Society of American Archivists have written a letter to Governor Eric J. Holcomb, expressing their support for a new Indiana State Archives Building. FISA expresses our appreciation and invites all individuals and historical agencies to write Governor Holcomb and your state legislators. Read the letter from SAA, including recommendations from the Council of State … Continue reading SAA offers support for a new Archives Building
Professor Wendy Gamber will be the featured speaker at the twenty-seventh Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Indiana State Archives on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at the Indiana State Library (315 West Ohio Street). She will discuss her latest book, The Nortorious Mrs. Clem: Murder and Money in the Gilded Age (Johns Hopkins University … Continue reading Friends Annual Meeting 2017
Be sure to check out the latest issue of the Archives Current now available here. Please take special note of Friends of the Indiana State Archives President Steve Towne's call for action. Even though the new Archives building has been approved, the original funding source is no longer available. Contact your legislator and ask for … Continue reading See FISA President Steve Towne’s call for action in the Spring Issue of the Archives Current!