History of our Collections
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.