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  • Barnhart, John D., and Donald F. Carmony. Indiana from Frontier to Industrial Commonwealth. Vols. 1-2. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc. 1954.
  • Barnhart, John D., and Dorothy L. Riker. Indiana to 1816: The Colonial Period. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau and Indiana Historical Society, 1971.
  • Bennett, Pamela J., and Shirley S. McCord. Progress after Statehood: A Book of Readings. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau, 1974.
  • Boswell, Jessie P., comp. Index to the Journal and Debates of the Indiana Constitutional Convention, 1850-1851. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau, 1938.
  • Buley, R. Carlyle. The Old Northwest: Pioneer Period, 1815-1840. 2 vols., Bloomington: Indiana University Press, in association with the Indiana Historical Society, reprint 1983.
  • Carmony, Donald F., Indiana, 1816-1850: The Pioneer Era. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau & Indiana Historical Society, 1998.
  • Constitution Making in Indiana (4 vols., Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau, 1916-1978) is the definitive treatment of how Indiana's constitutional government has evolved. Volume 1 contains the text of both the 1816 and 1851 constitutions as well as a 227-page introduction explaining the process of forming these documents. Volumes 2-4 contain the legislative processes from 1851-1960 to amend the present constitution. Charles Kettleborough compiled and edited the first three volumes; John A. Bremer compiled and edited Volume 4.
    Volume 1, 1780-1851
    Volume 2, 1851-1916
    Volume 3, 1916-1930
    Volume 4, 1930-1960
  • Esarey, Logan, ed. Messages and Papers Relating to the Administration of Jonathan Jennings, Ratliff Boon, and William Hendricks, 1816-1825. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau, 1924.
  • Esarey, Logan, ed. Messages and Papers Relating to the Administration of William Henry Harrison, 1800-1811. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau, 1922.
  • Esarey, Logan, ed. Messages and Papers Relating to the Administration of William Henry Harrison, 1812-1816. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau, 1922.
  • Ewbank, Louis B., and Dorothy L. Riker, eds. The Laws of Indiana Territory, 1809-1816. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau, 1934.
  • Goebel, Dorothy Burne. William Henry Harrison: A Political Biography. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau, 1926.
  • Hawkins, Hubert H., comp. Indiana's Road to Statehood. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau, 1997.
  • Journal of the Convention of the People of the State of Indiana to Amend the Constitution. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau, reprint 1936.
  • Madison, James H. Indiana through Tradition and Change: A History of the Hoosier State and Its People, 1920-1945. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society, 1982.
  • Onuf, Peter S. Statehood and Union: A History of the Northwest Ordinance. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1987.
  • Patrick, John J. Lessons on the Northwest Ordinance of 1787: Learning Materials for Secondary School Courses in American History. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau, Indiana Committee for the Humanities, Social Studies Development Center, Indiana University, and ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, 1987.
  • Philbrick, Francis S., ed. The Laws of Indiana Territory, 1801-1809. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau, reprint 1931.
  • Phillips, Clifton J. Indiana in Transition: The Emergence of an Industrial Commonwealth, 1880-1920. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau and Indiana Historical Society, 1968.
  • Report of the Debates and Proceedings of the Convention for the Revision of the Constitution of the State of Indiana, 1850. 2 vols., Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau, reprint 1935.
  • Riker, Dorothy, ed. Messages and Papers of David Wallace, 1837-1840. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau, 1963.
  • Riker, Dorothy, and Gayle Thornbrough, eds. Indiana Election Returns, 1816-1851. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau, 1960.
  • Riker, Dorothy, and Gayle Thornbrough, eds. Messages and Papers Relating to the Administration of James Brown Ray, Governor of Indiana. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau, 1954.
  • Riker, Dorothy, and Gayle Thornbrough, eds. Messages and Papers Relating to the Administration of Noah Noble, Governor of Indiana. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau, 1958.
  • Taylor, Robert M., Jr., ed. The Northwest Ordinance 1787: A Bicentennial Handbook. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society, 1987.
  • Thornbrough, Emma Lou. Indiana in the Civil War Era, 1850-1880. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau and Indiana Historical Society, 1965.
  • Thornbrough, Gayle, ed. Messages and Papers of Samuel Bigger, 1840-1843. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau, 1964.
  • Thornbrough, Gayle, and Dorothy Riker. Readings in Indiana History. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau, 1956.
  • Walsh, Justin E. The Centennial History of the Indiana General Assembly, 1816-1978. Indianapolis: The Select Committee on the Centennial History of the Indiana General Assembly in cooperation with the Indiana Historical Bureau, 1987.
  • Welsh, Matthew E. View from the State House: Recollections and Reflections, 1961-1965. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau, 1981.