The Archaeology Historic Image Collection is comprised of over 12,000 photographic prints, 9,000 negatives, 8,200 slides, 50 glass plate images, and 100 16mm film reels.
The collection documents the history of archaeological work in Indiana and the Midwest since at least the 1920s, including over 75 years of the Angel Mounds excavations. Images also depict early figures in the field such as Eli Lilly, Glenn A. Black, Warren K. Morehead and others.
This collection also records the artifacts, sites, and excavation work of 59 Indiana counties and 22 states other than Indiana.
Many of our historic images are available to view through Indiana University’s Image Collections Online.