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ICPR > State Archives > Collections > Aerial photographs and historic maps Aerial photographs and historic maps

Historic Maps are now available online through a cooperative project between the Indiana State Library and IUPUI. These collections include the Electronic Atlas of Central Indiana, Historic Indiana Atlases, Historic Indiana Maps, some Indiana Plat Books, and the Indianapolis Sanborn Maps and Baist Atlas Collection. Additional resources for land include the Indiana Historic Architecture Slide Collection, Indiana Historic Sites and Structures Inventory, and a selection of Indianapolis City Directories. These collections are hosted on the IUPUI website and are not maintained by the Indiana State Archives.

Aerial photographs are used frequently by patrons of the State Archives. Surveyors, environmentalists, and engineers visit our Reading Room daily. Examples of aerial photographs of Lake County and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway are available by following the links.

The earlier photographs, ranging from the 1930's to the 1970's in many counties, are available for reproduction as digital files, or as an 8x10 (1930's) or a 10x10 (40's through 70's) photograph. Detailed enlargements can also be made. Please visit our price schedule for more information regarding prints and research fees. These photographs are not arranged by township, range, and section numbers, and must be researched carefully. It is useful to bring maps of the site for which you are searching.

The Indiana Geological Survey has created the online Indiana Historical Aerial Photo Index using many of the State Archives' Index Maps. Researchers can now view aerials from home or office, select the image needed, then email the Archives for ordering information and pricing. If a closer look is required, the aerial photographs are still available in the Archives Reading Room. Please note: The Indiana State Archives is not responsible for the maintenance or technical support of the IHAPI website.

 

The Land Office Collection of wide format aerials (mostly 32"x36") is now available through the Indiana State Archives. The transfer required the purchase of a new wide format digital scanner/copier/printer. Full size paper reproductions may be purchased for $12.00. These replace the old blue line copies formally available at the Land Office. Unlike the older aerial photographs, these must be searched using the township, range, and section number. Orders must be placed in advance. Due to preservation concerns, negatives may not be used for research. Paper copies must be purchased. An index follows in the second table below.

Early Aerial Photos at the State Archives - Counties and Years

County Year
Adams 1940
Adams 1957
Adams 1964
Adams 1972
Adams UND
Allen 1938
Allen 1957
Allen 1964
Allen 1972
Bartholomew 1937
Bartholomew 1949
Bartholomew 1954
Bartholomew 1960
Bartholomew 1968
Benton 1938
Benton 1957
Benton 1963
Benton 1971
Blackford 1936
Blackford 1941
Blackford 1956
Blackford 1961
Blackford 1969
Boone 1939
Boone 1955
Boone 1962
Boone 1972
Brown 1939
Brown 1955
Brown 1960
Brown 1967
Carroll 1938
Carroll 1951
Carroll 1958
Carroll 1963
Carroll 1971
Cass 1938
Cass 1957
Cass 1963
Cass 1971
Clark 1937
Clark 1940
Clark 1955
Clark 1960
Clark 1967
Clark 1968
Clay 1939
Clay 1958
Clinton 1939
Clinton 1956
Clinton 1962
Clinton 1972
Crawford 1937
Crawford 1940
Crawford 1958
Crawford 1967
Daviess 1937
Daviess 1958
Daviess 1966
Dearborn 1937
Dearborn 1940
Dearborn 1955
Dearborn 1961
Dearborn 1966
Decatur 1940
Decatur 1955
Decatur 1960
Decatur 1968
Decatur UND
DeKalb 1938
DeKalb 1957
DeKalb 1964
DeKalb 1972
Delaware 1939
Delaware 1941
Delaware 1956
Delaware 1961
Delaware 1969
Dubois 1937
Dubois 1958
Dubois 1966
Elkhart 1938
Elkhart 1957
Elkhart 1965
Elkhart 1973
Fayette 1936
Fayette 1940
Fayette 1956
Fayette 1961
Fayette 1969
Floyd 1937
Floyd 1940
Floyd 1955
Floyd 1960
Floyd 1968
Fountain 1939
Fountain 1955
Fountain 1962
Fountain 1972
Franklin 1937
Franklin 1940
Franklin 1955
Franklin 1961
Franklin 1971
Fulton 1940
Fulton 1957
Fulton 1963
Fulton 1966
Fulton 1972
Fulton UND
Gibson 1937
Gibson 1940
Gibson 1958
Gibson 1966
Grant 1938
Grant 1941
Grant 1956
Grant 1961
Grant 1969
Greene 1937
Greene 1958
Greene 1969
Hamilton 1936
Hamilton 1941
Hamilton 1956
Hamilton 1962
Hamilton 1971
Hancock 1939
Hancock 1956
Hancock 1961
Hancock 1969
Harrison 1937
Harrison 1955
Harrison 1960
Harrison 1968
Hendricks 1939
Hendricks 1958
Hendricks 1967
Henry 1936
Henry 1940
Henry 1956
Henry 1961
Henry 1969
Howard 1938
Howard 1957
Howard 1964
Howard 1972
Huntington 1938
Huntington 1957
Huntington 1964
Huntington 1972
Jackson 1937
Jackson 1949
Jackson 1955
Jackson 1960
Jackson 1968
Jasper 1939
Jasper 1957
Jasper 1963
Jasper 1971
Jay 1939
Jay 1941
Jay 1956
Jay 1961
Jay 1969
Jefferson 1937
Jefferson 1940
Jefferson 1955
Jefferson 1960
Jefferson 1968
Jennings 1937
Jennings 1940
Jennings 1955
Jennings 1960
Jennings 1968
Johnson 1936
Johnson 1941
Johnson 1956
Johnson 1962
Johnson 1972
Knox 1937
Knox 1940
Knox 1958
Knox 1966
Kosciusko 1938
Kosciusko 1957
Kosciusko 1965
Kosciusko 1973
LaGrange 1965
Lagrange 1938
Lagrange 1957
Lake 1938
Lake 1958
Lake 1965
Lake 1973
Lake 1975
Laporte 1939
Laporte 1954
Laporte 1958
Laporte 1965
Lawrence 1938
Lawrence 1954
Lawrence 1960
Lawrence 1967
Madison 1939
Madison 1956
Madison 1961
Madison 1969
Marion 1936
Marion 1940
Marion 1950
Marion 1956
Marion 1956
Marion 1962
Marshall 1939
Marshall 1951
Marshall 1957
Marshall 1965
Marshall 1973
Martin 1940
Martin 1958
Martin 1966
Martin UND
Miami 1938
Miami 1941
Miami 1957
Miami 1964
Miami 1972
Monroe 1939
Monroe 1954
Monroe 1958
Monroe 1967
Montgomery 1939
Montgomery 1955
Montgomery 1963
Montgomery 1971
Morgan 1939
Morgan 1946
Morgan 1958
Morgan 1967
Newton 1939
Newton 1957
Newton 1963
Newton 1971
Noble 1938
Noble 1957
Noble 1965
Noble 1973
Ohio 1937
Ohio 1940
Ohio 1955
Ohio 1960
Ohio 1966
Orange 1938
Orange 1954
Orange 1960
Orange 1967
Owen 1939
Owen 1958
Owen 1967
Parke 1937
Parke 1939
Parke 1958
Parke 1963
Parke 1971
Perry 1937
Perry 1940
Perry 1958
Perry 1967
Pike 1937
Pike 1958
Pike 1966
Porter 1939
Porter 1958
Porter 1965
Porter 1973
Posey 1937
Posey 1940
Posey 1958
Posey 1966
Pulaski 1938
Pulaski 1939
Pulaski 1957
Pulaski 1963
Pulaski 1971
Putnam 1939
Putnam 1958
Putnam 1967
Randolph 1938
Randolph 1941
Randolph 1956
Randolph 1961
Randolph 1969
Ripley 1937
Ripley 1940
Ripley 1955
Ripley 1961
Ripley 1968
Rush 1940
Rush 1956
Rush 1961
Rush 1969
Rush UND
Scott 1937
Scott 1940
Scott 1955
Scott 1960
Scott 1968
Shelby 1936
Shelby 1941
Shelby 1956
Shelby 1961
Shelby 1968
Spencer 1937
Spencer 1940
Spencer 1955
Spencer 1960
Spencer 1966
St. Joseph 1938
St. Joseph 1951
St. Joseph 1957
St. Joseph 1965
St. Joseph 1973
Starke 1938
Starke 1939
Starke 1951
Starke 1957
Starke 1965
Steuben 1938
Steuben 1957
Steuben 1964
Steuben 1973
Sullivan 1937
Sullivan 1958
Sullivan 1966
Switzerland 1937
Switzerland 1940
Switzerland 1955
Switzerland 1960
Switzerland 1966
Tippecanoe 1938
Tippecanoe 1951
Tippecanoe 1957
Tippecanoe 1963
Tippecanoe 1971
Tipton 1972
Union 1936
Union 1940
Union 1956
Union 1961
Union 1969
Vanderburgh 1940
Vanderburgh 1958
Vanderburgh 1966
Vanderburgh UND
Vermillion 1939
Vermillion 1955
Vermillion 1962
Vermillion 1972
Vigo 1958
Vigo 1966
Wabash 1936
Wabash 1941
Wabash 1957
Wabash 1964
Wabash 1972
Warren 1937
Warren 1939
Warren 1955
Warren 1962
Warren 1972
Warrick 1938
Warrick 1940
Warrick 1958
Warrick 1968
Washington 1937
Washington 1940
Washington 1955
Washington 1960
Washington 1968
Wayne 1936
Wayne 1940
Wayne 1956
Wayne 1961
Wayne 1969
Wells 1940
Wells 1957
Wells 1964
Wells 1972
Wells UND
White 1938
White 1957
White 1963
White 1963
White 1971
Whitley 1938
Whitley 1957
Whitley 1964
Whitley 1972

Land Office Aerial Photos Now Available at the State Archives - Counties and Years

Adams 1986
Allen 1986
Bartholomew 1976 and 1993
Benton 1984
Blackford 1984
Boone 1986 and 1997
Brown 1976 and 1993
Carroll 1986
Cass 1986
Clark

1976 and 1993

Clay 1985 and 2000
Clinton 1984
Crawford 1976 and 1993
Daviess 1989 and 1999
Dearborn 1978 and 1995
Decatur 1977/78 and 1993
DeKalb 1986
Delaware 1984/85
Dubois 1985 and 1999
Elkhart 1985 and 1998
Fayette 1978 and 1995
Floyd 1976 and 1993
Fountain 1984
Franklin 1978 and 1995
Fulton 1986
Gibson 1985 and 1999
Grant 1984
Greene 1985/86 and 2000
Hamilton 1985 and 1997
Hancock 1984 and 1997
Harrison 1976/77 and 1993
Hendricks 1985 and 1997
Henry 1993
Howard 1986
Huntington 1987
Jackson 1976 and 1993
Jasper 1986
Jay 1984
Jefferson 1977 and 1995
Jennings 1993
Johnson 1978 and 1993
Knox 1986 and 1998
Kosciusko 1986
LaGrange 1987 and 1998
Lake 1986 and 1999
LaPorte 1986 and 1998
Lawrence 1976 and 1993
Madison 1997
Marion 1984/85 and 1994
Marshall 1986
Martin 1986 and 1999
Miami 1987
Monroe 1976 and 1993
Montgomery 1984
Morgan 1978 and 1993
Newton 1986
Noble 1986
Ohio 1977/78 and 1995
Orange 1976 and 1993
Owen 1985 and 2000
Parke 1986 and 2000
Perry 1985
Pike 1985 and 1999
Porter 1988 and 1998
Posey 1985
Pulaski 1986
Putnam 1985 and 2000
Randolph 1979 and 1994
Ripley 1977/78 and 1995
Rush 1978 and 1993
Saint Joseph 1986 and 1998
Scott 1977 and 1993
Shelby 1978 and 1993
Spencer 1986
Starke 1987
Steuben 1986 and 1998
Sullivan 1985 and 2000
Switzerland 1978 and 1995
Tippecanoe 1984
Tipton 1985
Union 1978 and 1995
Vanderburgh 1985
Vermillion 1986 and 2000
Vigo 1986 and 2000
Wabash 1986
Warren 1984
Warrick 1985
Washington 1993
Wayne 1978 and 1994
Wells 1986
White 1986
Whitley 1987

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