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ENG 197 - Writing Creative Nonfiction: a Sense of Place

This guide is for Greg Schwipps' Fall 2020 seminar, specifically for locating information about local history.

Digitized sources of local history

DePauw Digital Library:

DePauw's Digital Library includes a number of different collections related to DePauw and regional history. The links below search specific subsets of the collection, but you can look at the other collections here

Books that have been digitized and searchable

Images (from the Putnam County Public Library):

Additional Digitized Sources:

Specific Useful Book!

We have two copies of this book that can normally be checked out (as well as copies in our Archives). Because one copy is already checked out, we have pulled the second copy and the librarians have access. 

We will scan these brief essays (within copyright, so likely up to 5-6 apiece per student) on request. Here's how to request it:

  • Look at the table of contents on the book's record (under "View Description"), and copy the title(s) of the essay(s) you'd like
  • Send an email to, giving the titles, and asking for the essays
  • Wait for an email with the PDFs.


Sources available if on-campus

At the Putnam County Public Library

These resources are in the local history area of the Putnam County Public Library, located one block north of campus (between Marvins & the post office).