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Indiana Libraries Mobile Units history collection

 Collection — Folder: S474
Identifier: S0474

Scope and Contents

This collection includes journal articles and photographs from Indiana State Library and other institutions in Indiana ranging from 1916 to 1954 regarding bookmobile and county library service in Indiana.


  • 1954

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Historical Note

The Gas City, Indiana Mill Township Public Library started bookmobile service February 22, 1918. The Fulton County Rochester, Indiana Public Library began bookmobile service in 1921. Statewide statistics appear not to have been gathered prior to 1954. In 1954, 12 libraries owned 15 bookmobiles.

Davis Stephanie, et al. "Bookmobile Service in Indiana: Its history, its present, and its future." Indiana Libraries 20:1 (2001) 1-6. Print.


0.03 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed by Brent Abercrombie. EAD finding aid created 2014/12/23 by Edythe Huffman.
Indiana Libraries Mobile Units history collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.