Since the founding of Indiana Landmarks in 1960, photographic images have played a key role in the organization's promotion of historic preservation. Nothing provides more oohs and ahhs or inspiration than a set of dramatic before-and-after images. These images have formed the basis for educational programs and illustrated the foundation's magazine, the Indiana Preservationist, for decades.
A Library Services Technology Grant allowed IUPUI to begin digitization of Indiana Landmarks' slide collection, now making it available to the public. The collection contains images from the early 1960s through present day and captures historic architecture throughout the state. Educators will find the collection useful in documenting architectural styles and Indiana history. Old house enthusiasts will find ideas for paint colors, restoration techniques, and inspiration.
The visual image collection of Indiana Landmarks is only one component of the organization's library and information center. For more information on the library, click here.
Indiana Landmarks, the largest statewide preservation group in the U.S., saves, restores, and protects places of architectural and historical significance. From its ten offices, Indiana Landmarks leads and assists others in rescuing endangered landmarks and preserving buildings and districts. Indiana Landmarks is a private, not-for-profit organization. For more information, call Indiana Landmarks, 317-639-4534/800-450-4534 or visit www.indianalandmarks.org.
This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.