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6/18: New look for EBSCO databases!

On Tuesday, June 18, 2024 you’ll notice a new, refreshed look inside some of our databases. The company called EBSCO provides access to...
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Summer Hours

The library is open this summer Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. We are closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Additionally, the library...
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Short Survey: Only Two Questions

Looking for a quick mental break from studying, grading, or writing papers? Procrastinate with a purpose and take the Library Databases Survey!...
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The Lasting Legacies Collection

Two NEW Collections! Explore the the Lasting Legacies: Franklin College 'Spirit of Community' Collection. Within this collection lie subcollections specific to the legacies of Franklin College. Whether alumni, faculty, staff, or friend, these individuals' contributions to the broader pubic good are highlighted. Materials in this collection include oral histories, news articles, images, and other associated materials. Additionally, check out the Destination Indiana: FC Athletic Legacy on the Indiana Historical Website.

Coinciding with the bicentennial of Franklin, Indiana in Johnson County, class of 2024 student researchers Maxwell Johnson, Josie Lyons, and Jack Sells, launched this collection under the mentorship of Meredith Clark-Wiltz, Professor of History & Honorable Roger D. Branigin Chair in History, and Jessica Mahoney '96, Director of Library Services & Assessment. Betsy Schmidt '85, Director of Academic Partnerships, provided administrative support for this project.

This project was supported by the CIC Humanities Research for the Public Good Initiative and the CEA Faculty Fellows Grant. Community partners at the Indiana Historical Society, Johnson County Museum of History, and the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana provided direction, technical support, and resources.

Highlighted in the Collection's debut are the legacies of:


  • Arthur Henry Wilson, Class of 1902
  • Honorable Roger Douglas Branigin, Class of 1923
  • Robert Wise, Class of 1936
  • Ruth Ann Doub Callon, Class of 1952
  • Robert "Chip" Harrod, Class of 1970
  • Virginia "Jenny" Johnson-Kappes, Class of 1972
  • Joseph Beam, Class of 1976
  • Judi Warren, Class of 1980
  • Pastor Douglas W. Gray, Friend of the College

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