The Vincent Bendix Research Library’s archival collections include photographs, architectural drawings and blueprints, manuscripts, personal papers, ethnic/immigrant papers and documents, business/industrial papers and documents, advertising, locally published newspapers dating back to 1830, scrapbooks, military records, bound volumes, and audio, video and film footage.


The Bendix Reading Room and Archives are open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Appointments are strongly recommended. Please call (574) 235-9664, ext. 266 or email

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