Library and Archives

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 email gbl@indiana.edu.

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)

NEW Browse our library catalog* on LibraryThing.

* 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

  • Great Lakes-Ohio Valley Ethnohistory Collection

    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.

    13 series - Finding aid available to a box level.

  • Eli Lilly Archaeology Papers, 1885-1977

    The correspondence of Eli Lilly, Jr, pharmaceutical industrialist, specifically relating to archaeology.

    11 boxes - finding aid available.

  • Glenn A. Black Papers, 1900-1964

    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.

    Correspondence has been organized into 34 boxes - finding aid available on-site.

    Other documents are housed in 15 boxes - to be arranged.

  • James H. Kellar Papers

    The papers, notes, reports, student files, projects, and administrative records of James H. Kellar, first director of the Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology.

    26 boxes - to be arranged.

  • J.B. (James Bennett) Griffin Mss., 1946-1952

    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.

    2 boxes - finding aid available.

  • Peebles, C.S. (Christopher Spalding) Peebles, 1963-2012

    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.

    64 boxes - finding aid available.

  • Institutional History mss.

    Materials pertain to the inception and construction of the Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology; includes correspondence, construction plans, financial records, etc.

    Currently 5 boxes - finding aid in process.

  • Noel Justice Papers
    7 boxes - to be arranged.
  • Warren K. Moorehead
    1 box - to be arranged.
  • George Neumann mss.
    7 boxes - to be arranged.
  • Indiana Historical Society
    5 boxes - to be arranged.
  • Midwest Archaeological Conference mss.
    1 box - to be arranged.
  • DeSoto Trail Society
    2 boxes - to be arranged.
  • Cultural Resource Management papers
    18 boxes - to be arranged.
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The James H. Kellar Library
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Wayne Huxhold, former GBL librarian and archivist, working to organize the ethnohistory map collection.