Ralph W. Stark
Heritage Center



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 interment records for Oak Hill Cemetery, and see a map of all the cemeteries in Boone County.






Explore our databases, including Ancestry.com Library Edition, HistoryGeo, Newspaper Archive, and Newspapers.com.


Digitized Publications

Access a variety of resources such as directories, newspapers, veteran records, and more.



Includes indexes of county records, magazines, obituaries, and more.


Local History

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.



View inventories 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



Special Collections

The Special Collections are collections of papers, scrapbooks, artifacts, photographs, or other items, related to a particular topic.


Featured Resource

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.

Additional Resources

Research information

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 4 weeks for staff to answer a research request.


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.

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Contact Information:

Eric Spall
Local History Librarian
(765) 482-3460 ext. 1265

Dixie Taylor
Heritage Center Assistant

Business Hours: 

Mon-Thurs: 9 am – 8 pm
Fri: 9 am – 6 pm
Sat: 9 am – 2 pm