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We will attempt to borrow materials for you from other libraries.


This collection chronicles Franklin College and the American Baptist Church of Indiana. 

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Franklin College Archives

Current Archives hours are:

  • Monday, 7:30am-12pm
  • Tuesday, 7:30am-12pm
  • Thursday, 5pm-10pm

Hours are subject to change, so please call (317-738-8163) before visiting if you are traveling any distance.

Other times can be arranged by appointment. 
If you are unable to visit in person, you are welcome to submit an online archive request

The Franklin College Archives consists of three major collections:

  • The Indiana American Baptist Collection
  • The Franklin College Collection
  • The David Demaree Banta Collection (history of Indiana and the Northwest Territory)

Some but not all of these collections have been cataloged and can be accessed using OneSearch.