Monroe County Public Library
This collection is the result of a collaborative grant project with the Monroe County History Center to document the limestone industry of Monroe County, Indiana. The core collection, from the Monroe County History Center, includes various photographs, letters, newspaper clippings, business records and other ephemera relating to the Matthews Brothers Stone Company, a limestone quarry which operated out of Ellettsville, Indiana from 1862 to 1978. A timeline of the limestone industry and oral interviews with individuals related to the industry were created along with the digital images. The Indiana Bedrock project continues to expand with the inclusion of additional collections submitted by the community.
Collections include: Matthews Brothers Stone Company, The Bybee Stone Company, the Bloomington Limestone Corp., Indiana Limestone Quarrymens Associations Architects File, The Ellettsville Journal, Victor Oolitic Stone Company, Independent Limestone Company, The Albert McIlveen Portfolio.
This collection was created in part by funding from a grant from the Indiana State Library made possible by the Library Services and Technology Act and administered by the Institute for Museum and Library Services.