Ralph W. Stark
FAMILY & LOCAL HISTORY
The Ralph W. Stark Heritage Center promotes the collection, preservation, and interpretation of, and access to materials relating to the community, culture, heritage, and history of Boone County.
Ralph W. Stark
Virtual Heritage Center
Whether you’re researching your genealogy or want to know more about Boone County’s history, our staff is available to assist you.
Collection of films, stats, and photos from the 1950s to the 1980s.
Browse local cemetery indexes, including internment records for Oak Hill Cemetery, and see a map of all the cemeteries in Boone County.
Explore our databases, including Ancestry.com Library Edition, HeritageQuest Online, HistoryGeo, and Newspaper Archive.
Access a variety of resources such as directories, newspapers, veteran records, and more.
Search through our online indexed records of magazines, newspapers, county records, and more.
Local history resources include clippings files, government records, city directories, and more.
Explore Boone County towns past and present, and browse the inventory of maps in the Heritage Center collection.
Search indexes of newspapers, census records, vital records, and other documents available on microfilm and microfiche at the Heritage Center.
The Heritage Center maintains an extensive collection of photographs, many of which are viewable in our digital collection on Indiana Memory.
Yearbooks and Student Newspapers
The Special Collections are collections of papers, scrapbooks, artifacts, photographs, or other items, related to a particular topic.
Travel back in time
The Heritage Center maintains a collection of original films, stats, and photos of Lebanon sports and athletic events from the 1950s-1980s. Relive some of the greatest Lebanon sports moments today.
When submitting a research request, please be as precise as possible (e.g. give known names and relevant dates). The more information you provide, the better we can serve you. Please allow 6 weeks for staff to answer a research request.
$5.00/obituary plus printing and postage
NOTE: Obituaries from the Lebanon Reporter 1940-September 2020 have been indexed. We encourage you to search the index.
The library offers printers and photocopiers for patron use.
- $0.10 per black & white letter
(8.5″ x 11″) page
- $0.15 per black & white legal
(8.5″ x 14″) page
- $0.25 per color letter page
Prints can be made from computer stations and microfilm readers.
Ask a Librarian
Local History Librarian
(765) 482-3460 ext. 1265
Heritage Center Assistant
Mon-Thurs: 9 am – 8 pm
Fri: 9 am – 6 pm
Sat: 9 am – 2 pm