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Items can be picked up in person at the History Center. To arrange that please call
812-265-2335
or email
info@jchshc.org.
Please note that we are required to add tax to orders shipped to Indiana addresses.

Picture of cover of book titled Lucky Year

Lucky Year

"Young Liddy and Asa White are thrilled to go on a hog drive all the way to and from Colimbus, Indiana, in 1851. Hogs were a very important commodity, providing food, jobs, and income for many local families. Along the journey, they hear stories of a famous opera singer, Jenny Lind. Wht an accomplishment it would be to have her sing in their small town! Arrangements are made with P. T. Barnum, but it will take a good hog year to bring the "Swedish Nightingale" to sing in Madison." The book is 103 pages, soft-cover, 8.5" x 11".

$18.00

Picture of the cover of the 1854 map book of Madison, IN

1854 Map Book of Madison, IN

Map book of Madison, Indiana, dated 1854. The maps were originally surveyed and published by Hart & Mapother and show the parcel outlines as well as building footprints. The book is 24 pages, comb-bound, 11″ x 17″.

$15.00

Picture of the cover of the 1878 plat map book of Jefferson County, IN

1878 Plat Map Book for Jefferson County, IN

Plat maps for the year 1878 originally published by S. W. Briggs & Co. with maps of Jefferson County and Graham, Hanover, Lancaster, Madison, Milton, Monroe, Republican, Saluda, Shelby, Smyrna Townships, the City of Madison and historical information.
Creator: Vivian L. Shatley
The map book is comb-bound, 34 pages, 11″ x 17″.

$15.00

Picture of the cover of the 1886 Sanborn map book of Madison, IN

1886 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map Book for Madison, IN

Sanborn fire insurance maps for Madison, Indiana, dated 1886. The maps show the building footprints on the parcels in the City of Madison. The map book is 9 pages, comb-bound, 11″ x 17″.

$15.00

Picture of the cover of the 1892 Sanborn map book of Madison, IN

1892 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map Book for Madison, IN

Sanborn fire insurance maps for Madison, Indiana, dated 1892. The maps show the building footprints on the parcels in the City of Madison. The map book is 13 pages, comb-bound, 11″ x 17″.

$15.00

Picutre of the cover of the 1897 Sanborn map book of Madison, IN

1897 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map Book for Madison, IN

Sanborn fire insurance maps for Madison, Indiana, dated 1897. The maps show the building footprints on the parcels in the City of Madison. The map book is 20 pages, comb-bound, 11″ x 17″.

$15.00

Picture of the cover of the 1900 plat map book of Jefferson County, IN

1900 Plat Map Book for Jefferson County, IN

Plat maps for the year 1900 originally published by S. W. Briggs & Co. with maps of Jefferson County and Graham, Hanover, Lancaster, Madison, Milton, Monroe, Republican, Saluda, Shelby, Smyrna Townships, the City of Madison and historical information. A land owner name index is also included.
Creator: Vivian L. Shatley
Comb-bound, 13 pages, 11″ x 17″

$15.00

Picture of the cover of the 1911 Sanborn map book of Madison, IN

1911 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map Book for Madison, IN

Sanborn fire insurance maps for Madison, Indiana, dated 1911. The maps show the building footprints on the parcels in the City of Madison. The map book is 21 pages, comb-bound, 11″ x 17″.

$15.00

Picture of the cover of the 1927 plat map book of Jeffrson County, IN

1927 Plat Map Book for Jefferson County, IN

1927 plat map book for Jefferson County, Indiana. Organized by township and shows the number of acres, towns, range, section and owner’s name. Includes the map and index. Comb-bound, 12 pages, 11″ x 17″.

$15.00

Picture of the cover of the 1933 plat map book of Jefferson County, IN

1933 Plat Map Book for Jefferson County, IN

1933 plat map book for Jefferson County, Indiana. Organized by township and shows the number of acres, towns, range, section and owner’s name. Includes the map and index. Comb-bound, 12 pages, 11″ x 17″.

$15.00

Picture of the cover of the 1933 plat map book of Jefferson County, IN

1933 Plat Map Book for Jefferson County, IN

1933 plat map book for Jefferson County, Indiana. Organized by township and shows the number of acres, towns, range, section and owner’s name. Includes the map and index. Comb-bound, 12 pages, 11″ x 17″.

$15.00

Picture of the cover of the 1948 Sanborn map book of Madison, IN

1948 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map Book for Madison, IN

Sanborn fire insurance maps for Madison, Indiana, dated 1948. The maps show the building footprints on the parcels in the City of Madison. The map book is 22 pages, comb-bound, 11″ x 17″.

$15.00

Picture of the cover of a book titled A Chronology of Events in the History of Madison, Indiana

A Chronology of Events in the History of Madison, Indiana

This is a listing of historical events, news items and interesting occurrences relating to the history of Madison, IN, collected from the files of the Jefferson County Historical Society, the Madison Courier Year in Review series and various other sources. This book was compiled by Bob Thomas for the 2009 Madison Bicentennial Celebration. It is a soft-cover, comb-bound book of 47 pages.

$5.00

Picture of the cover of a book titled Entertainment in New Albany and Madison 1850 – 1860

Entertainment in New Albany and Madison 1850 – 1860

This is a thesis by Alexandra Edwards Curry written in 1969 for a degree of Master of Arts in History from Butler University. The thesis covers concerts, dramatic presentations, minstrel shows and miscellaneous acts, and lectures that took place in New Albany and Madison in the 1850’s. This is a soft-cover, comb-bound book of 111 pages.

$9.00

Picture of the cover of a book titled Gone but not Forgotten: The People of Madison, Indiana in 1859 – 1860

Gone but not Forgotten: The People of Madison, Indiana in 1859 – 1860

This is a soft-cover, comb-bound book of 194 pages. The book is a transcription of the 1859 Madison City Directory and the 1860 U. S. Census compiled by Wayne L. Sanford. The entries are by last name and provide information such as where the person lived, occupation, spouses and other family members and in some cases how the person died.

$11.00

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Madison Stories

This book, published in 2013, is a compendium of newspaper stories written by Howard Denton from 1967 to 1983. The columns are about Madison, Indiana, history. The newspaper columns were transcribed and compiled by Robert Thomas. This is a comb-bound, soft-cover book of 86 pages.

$7.00

Picture of the cover of a book titled Old Times in Madison

Old Times in Madison

Sixty-two stories by Andrew Jackson Grayson, mostly using the pen name Phelix Adair, that were published in the Madison Herald and the Madison Courier between 1875 and 1913. The subtitle is “stories of interesting people, places and incidents in early Madison, IN and in the civil war.” The articles were originally transcribed from microfilm by Janet Conner and were compiled and edited by Linda and Ron Roaks in 2012. This is a comb-bound, soft-cover book of 134 pages.

$9.00

Picture of the cover of the book titled Pioneers of Jefferson County

Pioneers of Jefferson County

This is a compilation of newspaper articles entitled Reminiscences of a Jefferson County Pioneer that were published in The Madison Courier in the 1870’s. This is a comb-bound, soft-cover book of 81 pages.

$7.00

Picture of the cover of a book titled Reminiscing with Dr. Marcella

Reminiscing with Dr. Marcella

This is a transcription of oral history interviews that were conducted with Marcella Modisett, MD, by Meredith Gregg and Lee Rogers between April and September of 2006. This is a comb-bound, soft-cover book of 95 pages.

$7.00

Picture of the cover of a book titled The Indian-Kentuck in the Nineteenth Century

The Indian-Kentuck in the Nineteenth Century

This is a history of the Indian-Kentuck valley which borders Jefferson and Switzerland Counties. Written by Robert W. Scott, the book covers the early settlement of the valley. Topics include family histories, geography, migration patterns, etc. This is a soft-cover, comb-bound book of 93 pages.

$7.00

Picture of the cover of a book titled History of the Sixth Indiana Regiment - A. J. Grayson

History of the Sixth Indiana Regiment - A. J. Grayson

This is the history of the sixth Indiana regiment in the three months’ campaign in western Virginia. A personal recollection of the campaign by A. J. Grayson. Comb bound, 52 pages.

$5.00

Picture of the cover of a book titled History of the Sixth Regiment - William Doll

History of the Sixth Regiment - William Doll

This is a history of the 6th regiment, Indiana volunteer infantry in the Civil War from April 25, 1861 to September 22, 1864. Comb bound, 65 pages. Written by William H. Doll and published in 1903.

$7.00

Picture of the cover of a book titled The Civil War Letters of Colonel Michael C. Garber

The Civil War Letters of Colonel Michael C. Garber

Letters written by the owner of the “Madison Courier” during his Civil War Service in the Quartermaster Corps.
Creator: Gordon D. Whitney & Vivian L. Shatley. Comb-bound, 57 pages, 8 1/2″ x 11”     

$5.00

Picture of the cover of a book titled Coloring Book

Coloring Book

A coloring book for all ages with scenes from Madison and Jefferson County, Indiana. All of the pictures are done as simple line drawings for less skilled at coloring and as rather intricate drawings for those more skilled. An identification and picture of each scene is provided so that there is a little geography lesson included. Developed by the History Center. Comb bound so it opens flat.

$5.00

Picture of the cover of a book titled Faces of Madison

Faces of Madison

This is a photographic journal of the Madison, Indiana, Bicentennial Celebration 1809 – 2009. The soft cover, 104 page book, was produced by “RoundAbout Madison”. The book and photo editor was Donald L. Ward.

$5.00

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Fire

“Fire” is the history and stories of Madison’s volunteer fire companies and fires they have battled.
Compiled and edited by Bob Thomas in 2009. Comb bound, 31 pages.

$5.00

Picture of the cover of a book titled Ghosts of Madison, Indiana

Ghosts of Madison, Indiana

In the introduction to the book the author, Virginia Dyer Jorgensen, says, “It is a little known fact that Madison may well be one of the most haunted towns in America.” In this 102 page, soft cover book, she tells the stories of the ghosts of Madison with pictures and words.
Published in 2012.

$19.99

Picture of a book titled Hollywood Came Running

Hollywood Came Running

In 1958 Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine, Martha Hyer, Arthur Kennedy and director Vincent Minnelli came to Madison to film “Some Came Running”, a movie featuring a “typical” small town in the middle west. Many local Madison area people participated as extras. Author David L. Taylor has captured the story of the making of the film in words and pictures.
Soft cover, 157 pages, published 2018.

$15.00

Picture of the cover of a book titled They Said and Did in West Jefferson

They Said and Did in West Jefferson

Compilation of the writing of local historian and Hanover College Professor.
Creator: Frank Baker
Comb-bound, 192 pages, 8 1/2″ x 11″

$11.00

Picture of the cover of a DVD titled For Our Country: The Story of the Jefferson Proving Ground

For Our Country: The Story of the Jefferson Proving Ground

DVD of the story of the Jefferson Proving Ground.
Creator: Historic Hoosier Hills.
DVD

$15.00

Picture of the cover of a book titled Reminiscences and Reflections

Reminiscences and Reflections

A new book about the Jefferson Proving Ground. An oral history of the dramatic contrast between Hoosiers and the War Department in Southern Indiana. This is the story of the families from Jefferson, Ripley and Jennings Counties and the establishment of the Jefferson Proving Ground.
Produced by JPG Heritage Partnership
Creator: JPG Heritage Partnership
Softback, 345 pages, 8″ x 11″      

$15.00

Picture of the cover of a book titled Pioneer Railroad of the Northwest: A History of the Jeffersonville, Madison and Indianapolis Railroad

Pioneer Railroad of the Northwest: A History of the Jeffersonville, Madison and Indianapolis Railroad

Invaluable for early railroad history.
Creator: Phil Anderson, 2005
Comb-bound, 69 pages, 8 1/2″ x 11″ 

$7.00

Picture of the cover of a book titled The “Madison and Indianapolis”: Indiana’s First Railroad

The “Madison and Indianapolis”: Indiana’s First Railroad

This is a multi-part publication. The first section is The Madison and Indianapolis Railroad, a 1931 thesis by Freda L. Bridenstine of Butler University. The second section is a group of historic photographs from the collection of the Jefferson County Historical Society. The third section is The Pioneer Road of the West: An Interesting Historical Review an article by Robert J. Elvin published in the Madison Courier July 26 & 27, 1888. Comb bound, 71 pages.

$7.00

Picture of the cover of a book titled Minute Book of the Neel’s Creek Anti-slavery Society 1839 – 1845

Minute Book of the Neel’s Creek Anti-slavery Society 1839 – 1845

An important journal of one of Indiana’s earliest abolitionist organizations which centered around the Neel’s Creek Baptist Church in Jefferson County, IN.
Reproduced by: Jefferson County Historical Society
Comb-bound, 81/2″ x 11″ 

$5.00

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