Thursday, July 02, 2009

Delaware County Railroad History Exhibit at University Libraries

Muncie’s Railroad History Exhibit by Archives and Special Collections in Bracken Library

The Archives and Special Collections is featuring a new exhibit on the history of railroads in Muncie and Delaware County, Indiana. The exhibit, Railroads of Delaware County, will feature photographs, timetables, histories and other items documenting the history of the local railroad industry. A 1907 map of Muncie from the GIS Research and Map Collection (above) is included in the exhibit and shows the location of steam railroads, interurban lines, and city street car lines.

The exhibit runs from July 1 through mid-September. A digital collection of railroad history materials is also planned for the University Libraries Digital Media Repository,

For more information about the exhibit, please contact John Straw, Assistant Dean for Digital Initiatives and Special Collections at 765/285-5078. For more information about maps and other cartographic resources of railroad history, please contact the staff of the GRMC at 765/285-1097.

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