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Crawfordsville District Public Library
Library medallion 205 S. Washington Street
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
765-362-2242, 765-362-7986 (fax)
Mon-Thur: 9-9 | Fri-Sat: 9-5 | Sun 1-5

Staff Research

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.


Staff Publications

Book covers

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.


Stars of Stage and Screen

Tiny Ruffner

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!


World War I Letters

Amos Brenneman

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.


Historical photos