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History, Local

Resources in Local History at Ball State University Libraries. You can access this guide directly by going to


Yorktown Elementary School second and third grade class photo, 1913-1914.  Image Source: Yorktown-Mt. Pleasant Township Historical Alliance Collection, Digital Media Repository


University Libraries may already have books about your hometown or county. To find them, look in OneSearch
If OneSearch does not show a history of your hometown or county, look in the books listed below. Then check with your local library or historical association, or with Interlibrary Loan.