The mission of the Calumet Regional Archives, part of the Indiana University Libraries,
shall be to collect, preserve, and make available records from
organizations and individuals to document the history of Indiana's
Calumet Region (Lake and Porter Counties) for use by students,
scholars, and the general public.
Archives collections provide information on the history of:
- Arts and Music and Entertainment
- African-Americans, Latinos, and other ethnic groups
- Industry (particularly the steel industry)
- And many additional topics pertinent to the history of Northwest
Records sought by the Archives include correspondence, diaries,
minutes, scrapbooks, journals, programs, pamphlets, photographs,
financial records, maps, posters, reports, and other printed material,
as well as films, videotapes, and sound recordings.
Churches, community organizations, ethnic groups, environmental
groups, unions, and industries have preserved their records in
the Archives. In addition, many long-time residents of the area
have placed their personal papers and files in the repository,
offering a rich source of documentation on a wide variety of subjects
in Calumet history.
To begin searching our finding aids for the collections, click "Regional Collections" on the left side of this page. Then, click either "master list" or "keyword subject index" links in the body of the text on the next page.