Library Collection


A wide range of genealogy and local history resources are available at each of the five library branches. The following list includes a large portion of the materials available (divided by the library). See Indiana Memory Project page for a full list of the library’s digital collection.


CENSUS
Ancestry.com – free to use at all 5 branch libraries
HeritageQuestOnline – free from anywhere with your library card number

Use this form for any inquires about the library’s collection.

Charlestown Library Indiana Room

Special Collections list
• These items can be seen upon request.
Microfilm list
• Census, Early Newspapers, Diaries/Journals/Ledgers, Church Records, Newspapers
FAMILY HISTORY BOOKS & RECORDS
Family History Books
Family Files (8 file drawers)
Persons of Foreign Birth in Nineteenth Century Scott County, Indiana
Biographical & Historical Souvenir for the Counties of Clark, Crawford, Harrison, Floyd, Jefferson, Jennings, Scott, and Washington in Indiana
• David W. Daily Papers (microfilm)
• Diaries and Records misc. 1853-1893 (microfilm)
• John Long account books (microfilm)
• Silas W. Blizard diaries (microfilm)
• Work Family History (book by John Work with Tunnel Mill) (microfilm)
The Gold Star Book by Fanny B. Coats (purple book in Special Collections)
• Frank A. & Dorothy Smith collection of World War II letters
• Guernsey family collection, Clark County, Indiana 1862-1877
• Jennie E. Green photograph album, c1860
• Joe H. Graves autograph book, Charlestown, Indiana 1891
• Judge certificate to Ward H. Watson 26 Nov 1906
• Letter from Howk & Naylor Charlestown, IN to Naylor Crawfordsville, IN 29 Apr 1834
• McGee family letters, Charlestown, Indiana 1822, 1831 & 1832
• McKinney family papers 1823-1923
• Minna Alpha Cookbook, Charlestown, Indiana, 12 Dec 1885
• Harris family collection, Charlestown, Indiana c1880
• Spicknall funeral notices 1883
• Turner family collection, Charlestown, Indiana 1833-1911
Hiestand Family Collection 
Stockwell Bentley Chambers collection (4 boxes in special collections)
Robertson family collection (3 boxes in special collections)
BIRTH RECORDS
• Birth Records, Clark County, Indiana 1882-1920 index
• St. John Catholic Church baptisms 1861-1941
• Clark County Birth & Death Records 1907-1945 (microfilm)
• Clark County Health Department – Birth Records Jan 1882 – Dec 1992 (microfilm)
MARRIAGE & DIVORCE RECORDS
• Marriages Clark County, Indiana 1905-1920 index
• Clark County Marriage Records:  (A – Dunlap of Part I – missing grooms); Books L-O 1880-1890, Jan 1891; Books P-S 1891-1897; Books T-V 1897-1901; (microfilm)
• St. John Catholic Church marriages 1861-1941
Marriage Records 1807-1824
1906-1910 Marriage Records for Scott County, Indiana
Posey County, Indiana Marriages 1814-1825
• Scott County Indiana Marriages 1820-1941

Scott County Indiana Marriages 1848-1905
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Charlestown Marriages, Divorces, Deaths 1920s-1940s
• The Hoosier Journal of Ancestry – Clark Co., IN marriages 1807-1941
• Clark County, Indiana Marriage Records 1801-1949
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Jefferson County Indiana early marriage records 1811-1828
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1906-1910 Marriage Records for Scott County, Indiana
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Divorces Granted by the Indiana General Assembly Prior to 1852
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ISCC First Marriages Records of Floyd County, Indiana 1819-1837
DEATH RECORDS
• Death Records Clark County, Indiana 1882-1920 index
• Death Records Clark County 1882-1920 index (microfilm)
• St. John Catholic Church deaths 1861-1941
• Clark County Birth & Death Records 1907-1945 (microfilm)
• Clark County Health Department – Death Records Jan 1882 – Dec 1971 (microfilm)
• Charlestown Marriages Divorces Deaths 1920’s-1940’s
James Funeral Home Records, Charlestown, Indiana, 1931-1955
James N. Teeple Undertaker Records, Charlestown, Indiana, 1906-1910
Barnes Community House ledger (includes funerals from 1926-1957)
• obituary scrapbook (white binder)
Death Records Washington County, IN 1882-1950
Obituary Collection By: Borden Historical Society Book 1 & Book 2
Littell Funeral Home Records Books 1 & 2
• 1850 Indiana Mortality Schedule Vol. 1 Counties Adams through Harrison
CEMETERY RECORDS
Clark County cemetery list with locations (updated 2017)
• Clark County Township cemetery listings – compiled in the early 1990s
New Washington Christian Church & Crown Hill cemetery index
• St. John Catholic Church cemetery index 2015
Clark County Cemetery and Church Records
• Charlestown Cemetery Plat Book, Charlestown, Indiana 1903
• Charlestown Cemetery lot listings
• Union Cemetery plat map, Clark County, Indiana 1965
The Hoosier Journal of Ancestry – Clark County Cemeteries: Special 1984
• Additional Scott County Cemetery listings
Cemetery Records for Scott County, Indiana
Lexington Township Cemetery Book 1813-1988
Scott County Cemetery Book Vienna Township 1990
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New Albany National Cemetery Index Floyd Co., Indiana
WILLS
Clark County, Indiana Abstracts of Wills and Executors’ Records 1801-1833
The Wills of Scott County, Indiana 1821-1889
The Probate Court Records of Scott County, Indiana 1820-1847
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Index to Indiana Wills Phase 1 through 1850
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Index to Indiana Wills Phase 2 1850 through 1880
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ISCC: Will Book A, 1819-1830, Floyd County, Indiana
IMMIGRATION
• Immigrants to Indiana Feb 8, 1853 – Dec 1855
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Persons of Foreign Birth in Nineteenth Century Scott County, Indiana
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German Immigrants 929.3
PROPERTY & PLACES
• New Washington Community History
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Charlestown Community History
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Charlestown Through 200 Years
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Images of Rose Island
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Tunnel Mill
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History of Owen Township by Buford E. Bower (3 spiral bound)
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Prather Community
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Jeffersonville Land Entries 1808-1818
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Indiana Land Entries Vol. 1 and Vol. 2
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1850 Indiana Gazetteer
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1890 Indiana Gazetteer & Business Directory
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Clark County Estray Book 1801-1817 and Clark County, Indiana Marriages 1807-1829
• Clark County Deeds (early 1800s – not inclusive) (microfilm)
• Clark County Estray Book 1853-1893 (microfilm)
• Clark County Tax Register 1844 (microfilm)
• Indiana Ordnance Works Real Estate Acquisition 1941, Charlestown, Indiana
• Indiana Ordnance Works Real Estate Acquisition Plant 2, 1945, Charlestown, Indiana
• Indiana Ordnance Works – B&O Railroad – Eligah Strong Property Acquisition, Charlestown, Indiana 1945
• Indiana Army Ammunition Plant (aka Indiana Ordnance Works) – government documents and photographs
• Charlestown “Boomtown” 1940’s (newspapers, photographs, files) 
• “Illinois Grant” or “Clark Grant” 1881-1882 by Victor W. Lyon Clark County Surveyor (microfilm)
Soldiers who were allotted land in Clark’s Grant in Indiana after the Revolutionary War
• Bethlehem Township 1875-1897 (microfilm)
• Floyd County Architectural Survey (microfilm)
• About A Town In Southern Indiana, Theodore Eitel photography (Utica, Indiana) 
• Middle Road Toll Gate ledger, Charlestown, Indiana 1867-1890
• Rose Island 14 Miles Above Louisville on the Beautiful Ohio c1930
• Flood of 1937 post cards, Ohio River, Indiana
Photo Story Greatest Flood of the Century, January 1937 (Special Collections)
• Illustrated Souvenir of the Indiana Reformatory 1906
• Marble Hill promotional poster, Hanover, Indiana c1980
• Jeffersonville Quartermaster Depot and You
• Indiana 1926
(Special Collections)
• Hanging Rock Hill, Madison, Indiana c1910
• Deputy Camp Meeting collection, Deputy, Indiana
Charlestown Walking Tour Brochure
COURT & COUNTY OFFICIAL RECORDS
Civil Order Book 1824-1828
• Clark County Justice of the Peace Records (microfilm)
• Auditor’s Annual Report of the Receipts and Disbursements Clark County, Indiana 1885, 1886
• Monroe Township Court Docket ledger, Clark County, Indiana 1896-1905
• Monroe Township Election Poll books for 1863, 1865 & 1867, Henryville, Indiana
• Recorder’s Office pages, Clark County, Indiana Territory 1816
• Poor Farm ledger, Clark County, Indiana 1923-1941
• Letter from Court Clerk, Shepherdsville, KY to Justice of Peace Clark County, Indiana Territory 28 Apr 1818
• Recorder’s Office Letter to Margaret Bower, Clark County, Indiana 17 Aug 1887
Sellersburg, Indiana Criminal Docket Ledger 1900-1927
• Monroe Township Auditor Ledger, Clark County, Indiana 1884-1900
NEWSLETTERS, NEWSPAPERS, AND MAGAZINES
• The Powder Horn 1941-1943, Indiana Ordnance Works newsletter, Charlestown, Indiana
The Action 1941, Indiana Ordnance Works newsletter, Charlestown, Indiana
Charlestown Courier Jan 1941- Dec 1985 (microfilm)
• Charlestown Courier 1941-1964 – This paper has been digitized by Indiana State Library and is on Newspapers.com. Indiana residents can view it for free by clicking on this link and then clicking on the “search additional Indiana newspapers in Newspapers.com” which is just under the “Hoosier State Chronicles” link.
list of old newspapers at Charlestown Library
The Exchange – Bulletin of Northwest Clark County, Indiana 1986-1991 (Special Collections)
Hoosier Journal of Ancestry
• Washington County, Indiana Historical Society Newsletter
• Lexington Historical Society; Scott County Genealogical Society
Southern Indiana Genealogical Society Quarterly 1980-81, 1993-current
Out Door Indiana most of 1958-current
ORGANIZATIONS
• Andrew W. Yager Collection, Charlestown, Indiana 3 Sep 1918 (Knights of Pythias)
• Charlestown Gymnastic Association, Charlestown, Indiana 1866-67
• Clark County Central Agricultural Association 1887
• Daughters of Pocahontas, No 259, Charlestown, Indiana 1907-1909
• Grange #1089 Letter to Fletcher Bottorff, New Washington, Indiana 12 Dec 1874
• Improved Order of the Red Men Pecos Tribe membership list, Charlestown, Indiana 3 Sep 1918
• Knights of Pythias Ledger, No 498, Bethlehem, Indiana 1902-1928
Green Tree Tavern Chapter DAR member list
• Exhibition by Literary Society 28 Nov 1878, Charlestown, Indiana
• Charlestown Lecture Association program, Charlestown, Indiana 14 Mar 1882
• National War Savings committee, Clark County, Indiana 31 Aug 1918
• Red Cross Charlestown Township membership list, Charlestown, Indiana 3 Sep 1918
PHOTOGRAPHS
• Early Citizens, Schools, Buildings, Historic Sites, Dwellings, Powder Plant in Charlestown (in special collections)
• Tunnel Mill photograph, Charlestown, Indiana c1900
• About A Town In Southern Indiana, Theodore Eitel Photography (Utica, Indiana)
BUSINESSES
• A.E. Burkhardt & Co. Furs and Raw Skins receipt c1870
• Bolly Flour Mill, Charlestown, Indiana, c1880
• Charlestown House ledger, Charlestown, Indiana 1953-1963
• First National Bank 6952, Charlestown, Indiana 3 Sep 1918
• Guernsey store ledger, Henryville, Indiana 1863-1872
• Handy House, Charlestown, Indiana, c1940
• Horse breeding postcard, New Washington, Indiana 1885
• Karnes House ledger, Charlestown, Indiana 1897-1902
New Hanover River Boat Ledgers
• Sharpe Fabric and Clothing store ledger, Charlestown, Indiana 1850-1851
CITY DIRECTORY
Indiana Caron’s New Albany-Jeffersonville 1947, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1958-1980, 1982-1991
Polk’s New Albany-Jeffersonville 1993, 1996-2000
Polk’s Clark County Indiana 2001-2003
Polk’s Clark, Floyd, Harrison Counties Indiana 2004-2011, 2013-2014, 2016
Criss Cross Southern Indiana 2014-2016
• New Washington telephone directory 1933 (Special Collections)
• New Albany City Directory (microfilm)
CHURCHES
Churches of Clark County files list
• The History of the Charlestown Christian by William Holmes McConnell 1981
• Bible Records of Clark County Families collected by DAR
• St. John Catholic Church Records 1861-1941
• Charlestown Christian Church History
• Membership Rolls Hamburg Christian Church/Sellersburg Church of Christ from Approx. 1866 to 1957 Vol. 2-5
• New Washington Christian Church & Crown Hill cemetery index
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Michael Catholic Church Sesquicentennial 1860-2010
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Church Notes by Buford E. Bower (spiral bound)
• A Bicentennial History of Stony Point Christian Church 1798-1998
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SICC: Clark County Cemetery & Church Records
• Methodist Church (The Ladies Aid of the Methodist Church Nov 19, 1925 and pictures) (microfilm)
• Methodist Episcopal Church dedication ceremony, 1925, Charlestown, Indiana
• Methodist Episcopal Church, 1885 directory, Charlestown, Indiana
• Methodist Episcopal Church, 1894 directory, Charlestown, Indiana
• Methodist Episcopal Church, 1915 directory, Charlestown, Indiana
• Speed Memorial Church Bulletins 1957 (microfilm)
• New House of Worship, Charlestown Presbyterian Church, IN 14 Jul 1878
• History of Presbyterian Church, Charlestown, Indiana 1899
Presbyterian Church directory 1900-1901, Charlestown, Indiana
CIVIL WAR LETTERS
(kept in special collections)
Arthur Stockwell Civil War Letters 1964
• Ernest Schleicher Civil War Letters
• 3 letters included in the Guernsey family collection, Clark County, Indiana 1862-1877
• McGee Letter from Civil War Soldier to Belle McGee 29 Jul 1862
EVENTS
• 1974 Tornado outbreak (newspapers and files)
• 1937 Flood news clipping etc. (photographs kept in Special Collections)
• The Crowning of The Gypsy Queen program, Charlestown, IN 27 Apr 1906
• History of Charlestown Indiana and Program for Charlestown Police Benefit Jamboree, 1942
• Merchant of Venice Opera leaflet, Charlestown, Indiana 22 Feb 1900
• Tulip Tree Festival program, Charlestown, Indiana 1942
• Indiana Ordnance Works Excellence of Performance Program 10 August 1942
• Charlestown Sesquicentennial program, Charlestown, Indiana 8-13 Jul 1958
• Charlestown Community Chautauqua, Charlestown, Indiana 19-23 Aug 1917
• Ye Musick program 31 Dec 1899, Charlestown, Indiana
Crothersville Fair 1909 advertisement, Crothersville, Indiana
• Literary Society exhibition program, 28 Nov 1878, Charlestown, Indiana
• Speed Community Fair Programs, Speed, Indiana 1920-1929
• Chautauqua, Sellersburg, Indiana 1916
SCHOOLS & YEAR BOOKS
• Clark County, Indiana Historic School List
• Barnett Academy collection 1864-65
• Catalogue and Circular of the Charlestown Female Institute 1853-54, Charlestown, Indiana
• Charlestown Eighth Grade School Commencement Program, Charlestown, Indiana 1935
• Charlestown High School Commencement Programs 1890, 1900, 1928, 1934, 1935, 1937, 1950
• First Annual Catalogue of the Graded School and Normal Institute, of Charlestown, Clark County, Indiana 1883-84
• Haymaker Public School souvenir 1922, New Market, Indiana
Moores Hill College Collection, Moores Hill, Indiana
Moores Hill Collegian 1890, 1891, 1892
• Schools – Lexington – Book #1, 1817 thru 1929
• Charlestown High School Yearbooks 1941, 1944, 1946, 1947, 1952-1969, 1972-2012, 2014-2016
• Charlestown Middle School Yearbooks 1988, 1990-1994, 1996, 1999, 2008, 2009
• Charlestown Jr. High Yearbook 1973
• 50th Reunion Book for Charlestown High School 1938
• Bethlehem Township Public School Commencement 1921 (microfilm)
MISCELLANEOUS
• Indiana, poem by Sarah T. Bolton and music by Frederic Krull
Passport 1872 of Henry Homberger
• Holly & Mistletoe Waltz by Ella M. Guernsey, Henryville, Indiana c1880
• Twas Only Those Bright Eyes of Blue by Hamilton & Guernsey, Henryville, IN 1883

Sellersburg Library Indiana Room

CEMETERY RECORDS
• Clark County cemetery list with locations (updated 2017)
• Clark County Township cemetery listings – compiled in the early 1990s
• Sellersburg Cemetery, Sellersburg, Indiana circa 2003
Walnut Hill Cemetery, Borden, Indiana 2008
• St. John Catholic Church cemetery index 2015
Clark County, Indiana Cemeteries Index Project by Lois Mauk
• Clark County, Indiana Cemetery Index (few small cemeteries not listed)
Cemetery Records Scott County, Indiana born 1820 living 1978
Lexington Township Cemetery Book 1813-1988, Scott County, Indiana (IND COLL 929.5 Lex)
Scottsburg Cemetery Records 1986, Scottsburg, Indiana
New Albany National Cemetery Civil War to 2/11/1998
DEATH RECORDS
Clark County, Indiana Index 1882-1920 vol. I A-Z
Floyd County, Indiana Index 1882-1920 A-Z
Garr Funeral Home Records 1930-1985, Sellersburg, Indiana
Littell Funeral Home Records Books 1 & 2 1906-1956
Obituary Collection By: Borden Historical Society Book 1 & 2 (IND COLL 920.077 Bor)
BIRTH RECORDS
Clark County, Indiana Index 1882-1920 vol. I A-J, vol. II K-Z
Floyd County, Indiana Index 1882-1920 vol. I A-L and vol. II M-Z
Harrison County, Indiana Index 1882-1920 A-Z and Index 1921-1941
MARRIAGE RECORDS
Marriage and Will Records Clark County, Indiana 1807-1834
Clark County, Indiana Index 1905-1920 vol. I A-C, vol. II D-G, vol. III H-L, vol. IV Mc-P, vol. V Q-S, vol. VI T-Z
St. John Catholic Church marriages 1861-1941
Floyd County, Indiana Marriage Records 1837-1845
Scott County, Indiana Marriages 1820-1850
Harrison County, Indiana Index 1881-1920 vol. I A-K, vol. II L-Z, 1882-1920 Supplemental Records A-Z
FAMILY HISTORY BOOKS & RECORDS
Family History Books
Family Files list
CHURCH HISTORIES AND RECORDS
A Bicentennial History of Stony Point Christian Church 1798-1998 (IND COLL 286.63 Bic)
The Membership of Speed Memorial Church 1924-1999 (IND COLL 280.4 Mem)
A History of the First Southern Baptist Church of Sellersburg, Indiana by Bertha Lee Cummins 1988
• Methodist 1884-1925 “Old Records” (3 3-ring binders)
• Sellersburg United Methodist (3-ring binder)
• St. Paul’s United Church of Christ vol. I & II Records and History 1980-1995 (3-ring binder)
• Speed Memorial Church records (3-ring binder)
• Church of Christ Membership rolls for Hamburg Christian Church/Sellersburg Church of Christ: vol. 2 1866 – 1875, vol. 3 1875 – 1913, vol. 4 1913 – Dec. 1942, vol. 5 Jan 1943 – Dec 1957 (3-ring binder)
• Sellersburg Area Churches Book 1 & 2 (2 3-ring binder)
• Bible Records for Clark County Families – DAR 1956 (3-hole punched bound book)
• St. John Catholic Church records 1861-1941 (3-ring binder)
LOUISVILLE CEMENT COMPANY
Speedometer
The Speed Way
The Warning Star
Louisville Cement Magazine
• Louisville Cement Company Thirty Year Banquet 1950-1961 (8 3-ring binders)
• Highlights of Charles Ridenour’s Speed and Cement Industry History
• Cementing the Past
• Louisville Cement Company pictures of employees
• Louisville Cement Company area pictures
• many other documents in file cabinet
Jesse G. Dorsey Collection
MILITARY (area Soldiers)
Jesse G. Dorsey Collection of World War II Correspondence
Entertainment Scrapbook 1 & 2 of WWII Soldiers
• Greetings From Home Christmas 1943, Sellersburg, Indiana 
• World War II letter writers list
Jesse G. Dorsey Collection of Korean War Correspondence
• Korean War letter writers list
• DAR Patriot Index 1966 & DAR Patriot Index Vol. II 1976
• The Civil War – listing of local soldiers and cemetery locations c1987 (3-ring binder, black)
• Memories of World War I Veterans (local stories) (3-ring binder)
• World War I Soldiers (local) (blue folder)
• The Honor Dead World War II
• History of World War II Memories (3-ring binder)
• Sellersburg Soldiers – WWII, Vietnam War, The American Legion (3-ring binder)
• ”Lest We Forget – The Community House Letters” (3-ring binder)
• World War II Monument Dedication Sellersburg, Indiana July 4, 1994 (video)
• Indiana Summary of War Casualties (3-ring binder)
• Korean War Listings of Personnel Who Died from Hostile Action (including missing and captured and declared dead) (3-ring binder)
• Korean War Monument Sellersburg, Indiana 1989 (3-ring binder)
NEWSPAPERS
• Sellersburg News 1961-1963, 1965-1974
PHOTOGRAPHS
• Early Citizens, Schools, Buildings, Historic Sites, Dwellings, and Businesses in Speed and Sellersburg
YEAR BOOKS
• Silver Creek High School Yearbooks 1933 (copy), 1941-42, 1944-45 (copies), 1946-1986, 1988-2016
• Silver Creek Junior High Yearbooks 1972-1973, 1976-1980, 1982-1989, 1998-2001
• Sellersburg Elementary Yearbooks 1973-1974, 1977-1988
• Stout Elementary Yearbooks 1973, 1978
• Memphis Elementary Yearbooks 1974-1976
• Sellersburg and Speed Schools Commencement Program, Sellersburg, IN 1898
• Silver Creek Township & Sellersburg Schools Commencement Program, Sellersburg, IN 1893

Borden Library

CEMETERY RECORDS
• Carr and Wood Townships
• St. John Catholic Church Cemetery 2015
• Clark County cemetery list with locations (updated 2017)
GENEALOGICAL SOURCES
• Borden Obituaries (1989-2006)
• Old obituaries book I (from Borden Sentinel newspaper)
• The McKinley Clan 1763-1999
• The Bells of Pleasant Ridge 1760-2000
• Littell Funeral Home Records book 1 & 2 1906-1956
• 1911 Telephone Directory
• WWII Obituaries
• Martinsburg Store Ledger
• St. John Catholic Church Records 1861-1941
LOCAL HISTORY
• Reminiscences of New Providence 1884-1994
• Early Wood Township
• History of the Borden Institute
• Memories of Pleasant Ridge
• The Goldstar Book by Fanny B. Coats
• Borden History File
YEAR BOOKS
• Borden School Yearbooks (includes K-12 school) 1949-1992, 1994, 1996-2003, 2008-2009, 2001-2016

New Washington Library

CEMETERY RECORDS
• Clark County cemetery list with locations (updated 2017)
• Washington and Other Area Townships
GENEALOGICAL SOURCES
• Cole Family Obituaries
• Area Obituaries 1980-2006 townships of Bethlehem, Oregon, Owen, & Washington
• Family/Community Histories
• Old Newspapers
• national bank directory of 1909
• Newspaper clippings of New Washington School happenings: 1984-current (some pre ‘84)
YEAR BOOKS
• New Washington K-12 Yearbooks 1950, 1954, 1958, 1961-1964, 1972-1974, 1976-1977
• New Washington Middle and High School Yearbooks 1980, 1982-2009, 2011-2016
• New Washington Elementary Yearbooks 1979, 1987-2016
• New Washington High School Commencement Program, New Washington, Indiana 1912

Henryville Library

Henryville Walking Tour Brochure
HISTORY RECORDS
• Clark County cemetery list with locations (updated 2017)
• Cemetery records for Charlestown, Monroe, and Oregon Townships
• some family history files
YEAR BOOKS
• Henryville High School Yearbooks 1948-1952, 1954-1957, 1959-1973, 1976-1983, 1988, 1990-1997, 1999-2000, 2006, 2012-2015
• Henryville Elementary Yearbooks 1973-1974, 1976-1980, 1993, 2002
• Memphis Elementary Yearbooks 1975, 1976, 1978