In addition to regular reference duties, Reference/Local History Department staff members also research topics of local interest, creating new materials or supplementing our existing collection.
Did you know that our staff have published books about your county? Hidden History of Montgomery County, Indiana is a collection of newly discovered true stories about Montgomery County. Images of America: Crawfordsville is composed of more than 200 historical photographs and documents that capture the essence of Crawfordsville during the past 150 years.
Crawfordsville has produced many notable figures in the entertainment field. The library has research files on the actors, actresses, announcers, singers, and personalities who made contributions to the entertainment industry. Find out more about Joseph Stephen Crane, Tiny Ruffner, Margie Peacock, and more!
See and read the WW1-era letters that we discovered in our collection...and meet the three young soldiers who wrote them. These long-neglected letters reveal the excitement as well as the boredom of young men who served during the Great War.