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Indiana: State Resource Guide

This guide provides access to digital materials related to the state of Indiana at the Library of Congress, as well as links to external websites and a selected print bibliography.


Indiana, nicknamed the Hoosier State, became the 19th state on December 11, 1816. It is ranked the 38th largest state. The first capital of Indiana was Corydon. The capital was moved to Indianapolis in 1825.

This guide compiles links to digital materials related to Indiana such as books, government documents, manuscripts, maps, motion pictures, photographs, sheet music, and sound recordings that are available throughout the Library of Congress website. In addition, it provides links to external websites focusing on Indiana and a bibliography containing selected works for both general and younger readers.