The IUMAA Reading Room contains several thousand books, reports, magazines, and newsletter runs pertaining to archaeology and anthropology. It also holds over 3,000 linear feet of archives pertaining to archaeology, anthropology, and related museum subjects.
Collection highlights include:
- Great Lakes-Ohio Valley Ethnohistory Collection (GLOVE) – unique assemblage of primary and secondary resources pertaining to the Native American occupancy of the region; research collected in evidence of land claim disputes between the United States federal government and the Native American tribes brought before the Indian Claims Commission
- Eli Lilly archaeology papers – correspondence of the pharmaceutical industrialist relating to his work in archaeology
- Glenn A. Black papers – papers, notes, field school files, reports, and correspondence of Indiana’s first professional archaeologist. Worked extensively at Angel Mounds and was the namesake of IU’s archaeological laboratory
- Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology institutional records – materials pertain to the inception and construction of the facility
- Reports of Investagation (ROI) of the Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology - published archaeological reports by the institution; acess may be restricted