Billy Sunday 1908

Postcard image of evangelist Billy Sunday that was sold at the rear of outside of the tabernacles. Sunday was a popular outfielder in the National League before becoming the most famous evangelist in the early 20th Century.

Grace College Winona Lake Postcards
Private Academic Library Network of Indiana

Indiana Civil Rights Commission, 1965 Report

The 1965 report of the Indiana Civil Rights Commission, presenting activities and statistics from 1964. It includes statewide surveys on housing integration, educational integration, swimming pool integration, and unemployment.

Michiana Memory Civil Rights and African American History
Saint Joseph County Public Library

The Start of the 1914 Indianapolis 500

The Indianapolis 500 is held annually at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Memorial Day weekend. The first race was won by Ray Harroun in 1911.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Collection

Indiana farmer, 1851, v. 01, no. 01 (July 15)

The Indiana Farmer was a monthly publication detailing news and events about and for Indiana's farming community. The Farmer gives a rare view of rural Hoosier life from 1851 to 1917. It includes the mechanization of Hoosier agriculture, the founding of Purdue University and the first Indiana State Fair.

Indiana Farmer
Purdue University

Cap, cloth with metal clip and brass carbide lamp

A Shanklin Manufacturing Company cloth miners cap with an acetylene lamp mounted on the front.

Coal Town Museum
Wabash Valley Visions and Voices

“An old sweetheart of mine” read by James Whitcomb Riley

James Whitcomb Riley reads his poem “An old sweetheart of mine” in this unpublished 1912 recording pressed by Victor Talking Machine Company.

James Whitcomb Riley Recordings
Indianapolis Public Library