The James H. Kellar Library is a collection of materials organically collected by the archaeologists of the Glenn A. Black Laboratory since it’s founding in 1966. The Kellar Library contains several thousand books, reports, magazine, and newsletter runs pertaining to archaeology and anthropology. These materials are available for research upon request.
The Erminie-Wheeler Voegelin Archives includes The Great Lakes-Ohio Valley Ethnohistory Collection, which consists of massive amounts of primary research collected in evidence of land claim disputes between the United States federal government and the Native American tribes; the archaeology papers of Eli Lilly, Jr., the pharmaceutical industrialist of Indiana; the personal papers of notable Indiana University archaeologists; the records of the Midwest Archaeological Conference; and the institutional records of the Glenn A. Black Laboratory. The archaeological collections also include the Glenn A. Black Laboratory Associated Records Archives, which contain excavation records, field notebooks, maps, inventories, and other types of fieldwork and artifact documentation.
Access and Inquiries
At this time our library and most of our archives are only available for on-site research. Please note that the materials are non-circulating. Researchers may visit Monday-Friday 10:00am-4:00pm, though prior appointments are suggested to ensure materials and staff are available.
Photocopies and scans of materials are available at the discretion of the staff, though a small reproduction fee may be charged.
To make an appointment to visit the library and archives please fill out our Research Request form (pdf) and email it to email@example.com.
James H. Kellar Library
Our library collection holds a large number of books, periodicals, and reports. Included in our holdings are:
3,000+ books, including several hundred special collection items published in the 19th century.
682 titles of serials/periodicals, including runs published in the early 20th century.
Thousands of archaeological reports
Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology Reports of Investigation (ROIs)
* This catalog is a work-in-progress and does not yet list all of our collections. Please contact the lab for more detailed information on our resources.
Erminie Wheeler-Voegelin Archives
The Great Lakes-Ohio Valley Ethnohistory Collection, 1953-1966, is a unique assemblage of primary and secondary resources pertaining to the Native American occupancy of the region. These items were assembled to support the Great Lakes-Ohio Valley Ethnohistory Project. This U.S. Department of Justice funded research activity was responsible for the preparation of in-depth reports concerning American Indian land use and tenure. These reports were used in the government's defense against cases involving alleged treaty inequities and which were brought before the Indian Claims Commission.
The papers, notes, field school files, reports, correspondence of Glenn A. Black, one of the first profesionals to study Indiana's prehistory. Worked extensively at Angel Mounds and is the namesake of the archaeology laboratory at Indiana University.
58 boxes - finding aid available on-site.
The papers, notes, reports, student files, projects, and administrative records of James H. Kellar, first director of the Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology.
27 boxes - finding aid available on-site
The collection consists of manuscripts, records, and correspondence compiled by archeologist James B. Griffin concerning the Delaware project, an effort by the Indiana Historical Society to identify the material culture of the Delaware Indians and their relation to the Walam Olum.
Records in this collection consist of Christopher Spaulding Peebles’s teaching materials; data from archaeological research including field notes, artifact drawings, photographs, burial records, and excavation maps, primarily from the pre-Columbian sites of Moundville and Lubbub Creek; published and unpublished archaeology monographs; Computing and technology records and correspondences; and GBL administrative records.