News from the Archives

Digitized documents from the Lewis Library's collections are now available through Indiana Memory!

Vincennes University Archives

These collections from the Byron R. Lewis Historical Library at Vincennes University highlight the importance of Vincennes, Indiana's oldest city, and the state's oldest college to early Indiana statehood. Initial collections to be digitized include early family papers reflecting the city's French heritage, documents reflecting the origins of higher education in Indiana, and selected early Knox County government records. This project was made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Indiana State Library.

Byron R. Lewis Historical Library

The Byron R. Lewis Historical Library is located on the Vincennes campus of Vincennes University. The library serves as the archives for Vincennes University, founded in 1801 as one of America's oldest institutions of higher learning. Archival collections include presidential papers, records, photographs, and various university publications. A collection of books and pamphlets related to regional and Indiana history is also available and listed in the OneVU library catalog.

Finding Aids

Vincennes University archives featured at Indiana Memory

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For more information please call 812-888-4330 or email the Lewis Library Assistant at lewislibrary@vinu.edu .