INDIANA – For the first time since 1994, the Encyclopedia of Indianapolis has been expanded and updated and is now available in a digital format. The free-access, web-based encyclopedia builds on the information featured in the 1,600-page print encyclopedia created by The Polis Center in 1994.
The updated encyclopedia provides comprehensive social, cultural, economic, historical, political, and physical descriptions of Indianapolis while shedding light on the events, people, and organizations that shaped the city’s past and present.
The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis was created in partnership with The Polis Center, Indiana Historical Society, University of Indianapolis, IUPUI University Library, Indiana State Library, The Indiana Historical Bureau, Indiana Landmarks, Butler University, Indiana Archives, and Indiana Humanities. The Indianapolis Public Library has assumed responsibility for the encyclopedia to ensure the ongoing updating of the resource.