About the Friends

Our Mission

The Friends of the Indiana State Archives is a not-for-profit organization formed to promote the interests of the Indiana State Archives in its official capacity of preserving public records of Indiana’s Heritage. In cooperation with the staff of that public trust, FISA seeks to identify and make known the needs of safely housing the state collections; publicize the resources and needs of the Archives; raise funds to supplement its resources and services; recruit volunteers to assist the staff; encourage scholarly use of the collections; sponsor outreach programs throughout the state; and devise ways to expand public access to the Archives.