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Postcard of Cataract Falls, in northern Owen County.
Picture Collection, Indiana State Library.

There are thousands of photographs, postcards, and other images in the Indiana State Library's Picture Collection, housed in the Manuscript Section. All images have an Indiana connection, whether they are of an Indiana person, place, or event. To get a sense of the kinds of images available in the Picture Collection, see the Images of Indiana online exhibit.

Access to the collection is available in the research room of the Manuscript Section. A card file index to both the images in the Picture Collection as well as to select books and periodicals in the Manuscripts & Rare Books collection is available. The bulk of the Picture Collection is arranged by subject or geographic area; a listing of the headings is available. Larger collections of photographs donated by a particular family or individual are maintained as separate collections; inventories of many of these collections are available.

For more information on the Picture Collection, please contact the Manuscripts & Rare Books Collection.