“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.