The Vincent Bendix Research Library’s archival collections include photographs, architectural drawings and blueprints, manuscripts, personal papers, ethnic/immigrant papers and documents, business/industrial papers and documents, advertising, locally published newspapers dating back to 1830, scrapbooks, military records, bound volumes, and audio, video and film footage.


    The Bendix Reading Room and Archives are open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Appointments are strongly recommended. Please call (574) 235-9664, ext. 266 or email

    You can now view and search our ever-growing photograph archives by visiting our Flickr Photostream. If you want a copy of any image you encounter in our photograph archive, jot down the photograph number (always starting with “PH”) and contact our Archivist at 574-235-9664, ext. 266 or

    Samples from our Flickr Photostream click here to see more.

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    WELCOME BACK! THE HISTORY MUSEUM IS NOW OPEN! Click here for more details. The Oliver Mansion and Kidfirst Children's Museum are temporarily closed.
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