Welcome to the History Database

Indiana History Online

With state and regional histories, travel guides, biographies, speeches and more, the collection provides a range of primary documents.

Indiana Memory

Indiana’s history and culture found in digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, newspapers, maps, and other media.

Valparaiso History

Historical information about the city of Valparaiso.

Valparaiso University Archives & Special Collections

Several collections of interest to genealogists; includes online yearbooks.

American Memory

Provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.

Digital Public Library of America

Bringing together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science.


Lesson plans, state standards, teaching guides, historians, National resources, quizzes, website reviews, and lots more resources to help teach and learn history.

Biography in Context

Over 600,000 biographical entries

Contemporary Authors

Discover biographical details on modern novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists and scriptwriters.

Virtual Reference Desk