The Encyclopedia of IndianapolisBook - 1994
A chronicle of the city and its experience, in 22 major interpretive essays; 1,600 shorter entries on people, organizations, and events; a timeline of key events in the city's history; and a statistical appendix. Among the essay topics are African-Americans, broadcasting, demography and ethnicity, neighborhoods and communities, religion, sports, visual arts, and women. Includes some 300 wee b&w illustrations. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Indiana University Press
"A work of this magnitude and high quality will obviously be indispensable to anyone studying the history of Indianapolis and its region." -- The Journal of American History
"... absorbing and accurate... Although it is a monument to Indianapolis, do not be fooled into thinking this tome is impersonal or boring. It's not. It's about people: interesting people. The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis is as engaging as a biography." -- Arts Indiana
"... comprehensive and detailed... might well become the model for other such efforts." -- Library Journal
With more than 1,600 separate entries and 300 illustrations, The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis is a model of what a modern city encyclopedia should be. From the city's inception through its remarkable transformation into a leading urban center, the history and people of Indianapolis are detailed in factual and intepretive articles on major topics including business, education, religion, social services, politics, ethnicity, sports, and culture.