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List of Pamphlet Files

The following local history files are available:

  • Actors: SEE Baxter, Anne; Dean, James; Keith, Jane
  • African Americans SEE ALSO personal names: Dunlap family; Hatcher, Richard (Mayor); Jones, King S. (Dr.); Sanders, Mayme; Westcott, Charles R.
  • Agriculture
  • Airplanes & Airport
  • Alewives SEE ALSO Fish & Wildlife
  • All-American City Award SEE Awards
  • Allis-Chalmers
  • American Indians SEE Indians of North America
  • Amphitheater SEE Music & Musicians, Washington Park
  • Animal Shelters
  • Archaeology SEE Historic Sites; Housing; Library – 4th Street Building; Keneflick, William K.; Wright, Frank Lloyd; Wright, John Lloyd
  • Art & Artists SEE ALSO Grafton, Robert; Naguib, Mustafa; Noguchi, Isumu; Warren, Karl B.
  • Art Center
  • Audubon SEE Birds of Indiana
  • Authors SEE ALSO Petrakis, Harry Mark; Riley, James Whitcomb; Stratton-Porter, Dorothy
  • Automobiles SEE ALSO Roads, Streets & Highways
  • Awards
  • Bailly Homestead
  • Bailly Generating Station SEE ALSO NIPSCO
  • Bandstand SEE Music & Musicians; Washington Park
  • Banks
  • Barker Mansion SEE ALSO Barker, Catherine; Barker, John H.
  • Baseball SEE ALSO White Caps
  • Basketball
  • Battle of Trail Creek
  • Beach & Lakefront SEE Erosion, Lakefront; Great Lakes; Harbor & Marina
  • Beverly Shores, IN
  • Bicentennials SEE ALSO Centennials, Sesquicentennials
  • Biographical Files SEE Personal Name FIles
  • Birds SEE ALSO Fish & Wildlife
  • Blank, John G., Center for the Arts SEE Art Center
  • Blue Chip Casino SEE Gambling & Casinos
  • Boat Races & Shows SEE ALSO Pan American Games
  • Boxing SEE ALSO Sky Blue Arena
  • Bridges SEE ALSO Covered Bridges
  • Burns Harbor
  • Businesses & Companies SEE ALSO Chamber of Commerce; Labor; business names e.g. South Shore Railroad; business types e.g. Banks
  • Cable Television SEE ALSO Radio & Television Stations
  • CAGIT SEE Taxes
  • Canada Neighborhood SEE Gambling & Casinos; Housing; Michigan City History
  • Canals
  • Capital Punishment SEE Prisons & Prisoners
  • Cargill Elevator
  • Catwalk SEE ALSO Old Lighthouse Museum
  • Cemeteries SEE ALSO Churches and Synagogues; Military Monuments
  • Centennials SEE ALSO Bicentennials; Sesquicentennials
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad SEE South Shore Railroad
  • Churches & Synagogues SEE ALSO Clergy; Cemeteries
  • City Hall SEE Michigan City Government
  • Civil War
  • Clinton Visit – 1996 SEE Clinton, Bill (President) (personal name files)
  • Clergy SEE ALSO Churches & Synagogues
  • Climate SEE Weather & Climate
  • Clubs SEE Organizations
  • Coal SEE Geology
  • Coast Guard SEE ALSO Harbor & Marina; Ships & Shipwrecks
  • Coastal Zone Management Program
  • Commerce Square
  • Community Center for the Arts SEE Art Center
  • Constitution (State) SEE Indiana History
  • County Line Road SEE Roads, Streets and Highways
  • Covered Bridges
  • Crime & Crime Prevention SEE Police & Policing; Prisons & Prisoners; Westside Improvement Group; personal names, e.g. Gunness, Belle
  • Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Doctors SEE ALSO Hospitals
  • Dunes SEE Burns Harbor; Erosion, Lakefront; Harbor & Marina; Hoosier Slide; Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore; Mount Baldy
  • Earthquakes
  • Eastport neighborhood SEE Housing
  • Enterprise Zone
  • Erosion, Lakefront
  • Fires & Firefighters SEE ALSO locations, e.g. Pullman Plant
  • Fish & Wildlife SEE ALSO Birds
  • Football SEE Sports
  • Forests & Trees SEE ALSO Indiana – State Parks & Forests
  • Franklin Square
  • Fried’s Cat Shelter SEE Animal Shelters
  • Friendship Gardens
  • Gary, IN SEE ALSO Hatcher, Richard (Mayor)
  • Geology
  • Golf Courses
  • Great Lakes SEE ALSO Burns Harbor; Erosion, Lakefront; Harbor & Marina; Ships & Shipwrecks
  • Harbor & Marina SEE ALSO Burns Harbor; Indiana Dunes; Washington Park
  • Harborside Homes
  • Haskell & Barker SEE Pullman Plant
  • Hauntings
  • Hesston Steam Museum
  • Highways SEE Roads, Streets and Highways
  • Historic Districts SEE ALSO Franklin Square
  • Historic Sites
  • Historical Societies SEE Bass, Arnold; Indiana Historical Society, LaPorte County, IN; Michigan City Historical Society; Schultz, Fern Eddy
  • History SEE Indiana History; LaPorte COunty CETA History Project; Michigan City History; Settlers
  • Hoosier
  • Hoosier Slide
  • Hospitals SEE ALSO Doctors
  • Hotels
  • Housing SEE ALSO Harborside Homes; specific locations e.g. Beverly Shores
  • Human Rights Commission SEE Michigan City Government – Human Rights Commission
  • Humane Society SEE Animal Shelters
  • Hutchinson Fountain SEE Historic Sites
  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore SEE ALSO Mount Baldy
  • Indiana Historical Society
  • Indiana History
  • Indiana – State Capitol
  • Indiana – State Emblems and Flag
  • Indiana – State Parks & Forests SEE ALSO Parks; Forests & Trees
  • Indiana State Prison SEE Prisons & Prisoners
  • Indians of North America SEE ALSO Potawatomie Indians
  • Inter-Urban SEE South Shore Railroad
  • Inventions & Inventors
  • Islam
  • Journalists SEE Authors; Newspapers
  • Ku Klux Klan
  • Labor SEE Businesses & Companies; Organizations
  • Lake Michigan SEE Erosion, Lakefront; Great Lakes; Harbor & Marina
  • Lakefront SEE Erosion, Lakefront; Harbor & Marina; Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore; Washington Park
  • Lakeland Neighborhood SEE Housing; Water Supply
  • Landfill
  • LaPorte County, IN
  • LaPorte County Historical Steam Society SEE Hesston Steam Museum
  • LaPorte County CETA History Project
  • La Salle Expedition
  • League of Women Voters
  • Library
  • Library – 4th Street Building
  • Library – Mall Branch
  • Library – Medical
  • Library – Original Building
  • Library – Staff
  • Lighthouse SEE Catwalk; Old Lighthouse Museum
  • Lighthouse Place SEE Outlet Mall
  • Limestone SEE Geology
  • Lubeznik Center for the Arts SEE Art Center
  • Martin Luther King Center
  • Mayors
  • Michiana Humane Society SEE Animal Shelters
  • Michiana Industries
  • Michigan Boulevard area
  • Michigan City Government
  • Michigan City Historical Society SEE ALSO Old Lighthouse Museum
  • Michigan City History SEE ALSO Historic Sites; Indiana History; LaPorte County CETA History Project; Settlers; specific subject headings e.g. Military Monuments; personal names e.g. Barker, John H.
  • Military Monuments SEE ALSO Cemeteries; Bruce, Daniel (PFC)
  • Millennium Riverwalk Park SEE Harbor & Marina
  • Mills
  • Miss Duneland Pageant
  • Moon Valley
  • Mount Baldy SEE ALSO Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
  • Movie Theaters SEE Theaters, Movie
  • Murders SEE Ku Klux Klan; Prisons & Prisoners; personal names e.g. Gunness, Belle; Rison
  • Museums SEE ALSO Art Center; Hesston Steam Museum; Old Lighthouse Museum
  • Music & Musicians SEE ALSO Actors; personal names e.g. Drake, Gene; Nelson, William J.; Wiegand Elizabeth Grieger
  • Naval Armory SEE Washington Park
  • News-Dispatch SEE Newspapers
  • Newspapers & Journalists SEE ALSO Authors; Jurney, Dorothy Misener; Pyle, Ernie
  • NIPSCO SEE ALSO Bailly Plant
  • Oasis Ballroom SEE Washington Park
  • Oil SEE Geology
  • Old Lighthouse Museum SEE ALSO Catwalk
  • Organizations SEE ALSO Businesses & Companies
  • Outlet Mall
  • PACT (Prisoner and Community Together)
  • Pan American Games
  • Parks SEE ALSO Indiana – State Parks and Forests; Washington Park
  • The Patch Neighborhood SEE Harborside Homes
  • Planning – 1926 SEE Michigan City Government
  • Poetry – Local
  • Police & Policing SEE ALSO Prisons & Prisoners
  • Port of Indiana SEE Burns Harbor
  • Post Office
  • Pottawattamie Indians SEE ALSO Indians of North America
  • Pottawattamie Park neighborhood SEE Housing
  • Prisons & Prisoners SEE ALSO PACT
  • Pullman Plant
  • Purdue Northwest (Purdue North Central)
  • Rabbis SEE CLergy; Churches & Synagogues
  • Radio & Television Stations SEE ALSO Cable Television
  • Railroads SEE ALSO South Shore Railroad
  • Revolutionary War SEE Battle of Trail Cree; Daughters of the American Revolution; Military Monuments
  • Riots – 1970 SEE Michigan City History
  • Roads, Streets & Highways SEE ALSO Automobiles; Bridges
  • Sand Mining SEE Geology; Hoosier Slide
  • Schools
  • Schools – Elston High School
  • Schools – History
  • Schools – La Lumiere
  • Schools – Michigan City High School
  • Schools – Parochial
  • Schools – Rogers High School
  • Senators SEE Bayh, Birch; Quayle, Dan
  • Senior Center
  • Sesquicentennials SEE ALSO Bicentennials; Centennials; Indiana History; Michigan City History
  • Settlers SEE ALSO Indiana History; Michigan City History; personal names e.g. Bigelow, Abijah
  • Sheltered Workshop (LaPorte County) SEE Michiana Industries
  • Sheridan Beach neighborhood SEE Housing
  • Ships & Shipwrecks SEE ALSO Coast Guard; Harbor & Marina
  • Sinai Forum
  • Sky Blue Arena (Boxing)
  • Smoot-Walker Feud
  • South Shore Railroad SEE ALSO Railroads
  • Sports SEE ALSO Baseball; Basketball; Boxing; Pan Am Games; personal names e.g. Higdon, Hal
  • Stamps SEE Post Office
  • State Capitol SEE Indiana – State Capitol
  • State Emblem, Flag, Seal SEE Indiana – State Emblems and Flag
  • Streets SEE Roads, Street & Highways
  • Swanson Center
  • Synagogues SEE Churches & Synagogues
  • Telephone & Telegraph
  • Television SEE Cable Television; Radio & Television Stations
  • Theaters, Community
  • Theatres, Movie
  • Tornadoes SEE ALSO Weather – Storms
  • Trail Creek, IN SEE ALSO Battle of Trail Creek; Bridges; Harbor & Marina; Watter Supply
  • Trees SEE Forests & Trees
  • Trolley to the Dunes SEE Railroads
  • Underground Railroad
  • United Telephone Co. of Indiana SEE Telephone & Telegraph
  • Washington Park SEE ALSO Harbor & Marina
  • Water Supply
  • Weather & Climate SEE ALSO Erosion, Lakeshore; Tornadoes
  • Weather – Storms SEE ALSO Tornadoes
  • West Side Improvement Group
  • White Caps (baseball)
  • World War I
  • World War II
  • WPA
  • Zoo SEE Washington Park Zoo

Biographical Files (Personal Names):

  • Ames, George
  • Appleseed, Johnny
  • Barker, Catherine & Margery
  • Barker, John
  • Baxter, Anne
  • Bayh, Birch
  • Bendix, Vincent
  • Bigelow, Abijah
  • Bowen, Otis R. (Governor)
  • Bowser, Anita
  • Boyd, William
  • Bramble, Maggie
  • Brown, Annie, “Ma”
  • Bruce, Daniel, PFC
  • Clark, George Rogers
  • Clinton, Bill (President)
  • Colfax family (Harriet E. Colfax, Harriet R. Colfax, John Colfax, Rose Hartwell Colfax, Ann C. Hartwell, John B. Sherman, Mason G. Sherman, Harriet Sherman Van Pelt)
  • Dean, James
  • Debs, Eugene V.
  • Diana of the Dunes (Alice Gray)
  • Drake, Gene
  • Dunlap, Sel, and Family
  • Eddy, Captain William C.
  • Elston, Isaac C.
  • Finley, Charlie O.
  • Grafton, Robert
  • Greenbaum, Walter K.
  • Grissom, Virgil
  • Gunness, Belle
  • Harrison, Benjamin and William
  • Hatcher, Richard (Mayor)
  • Heisman, Henry “Dad”
  • Herbert, Hugo
  • Hesburgh, Theodore (Reverend)
  • Higdon, Hal
  • Hiler, John (Representative)
  • Hopkins, Ann
  • Jones, King S. (Dr.)
  • Joseph, Michael
  • Jurney, Dorothy Misener
  • Keith, Jane (Keithley)
  • Kenefick, William
  • Kennedy, Robert F.
  • Kitchell, Edna P.
  • Lilienthal, David
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lyons, Lawrence James
  • MacAlvay, Nora
  • Marquette, Jacques (Father)
  • Miller, Harry B.
  • Miller, John Franklin
  • Moyer, John W.
  • Munger, Elizabeth Banks
  • Naguib, Mustafa
  • Nelson, William J. (Billy)
  • Nicewarner, Gladys Bull
  • Noguchi, Isamu
  • Orr, Joseph C.
  • Petrakis, Harry Mark
  • Pizarek, Edward, and family
  • Porter, Gene Stratton SEE Stratton-Porter, Gene
  • Pyle, Ernie
  • Pytynia, Mike
  • Quayle, Dan
  • Raisor, Dr. Robert (SEE Smoot-Walker Feud)
  • Replogle, Albert (fishing lures)
  • Rison, Rayna
  • Roberts, John Jr.
  • Roeske Family
  • Rubinelli, Andrea
  • Rumely Family
  • Sanders, Mayme
  • Scholl, Dr. William
  • Schultz, Fern Eddy
  • Sherman, John B., and Sherman, Mason G. SEE Colfax family
  • Smith, A.K.
  • Stern, Fred
  • Stratton-Porter, Gene
  • Van Pelt, Harriet Sherman SEE Colfax family
  • Warren, Karl
  • Wiegand, Elizabeth Grieger
  • Winski, Nate
  • Witte family
  • Wright, Frank Lloyd SEE ALSO Baxter, Anne
  • Wright, John Lloyd
  • Zmuda, Kathleen
  • Zorn, Philip
Pamphlet File Research by Mail

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Michigan City, IN 46360

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