Digital Collections

We have begun digitizing some of our special collections at the library. Keep checking back as we continue to add more resources!

Digitized Archival Collections

Former JTPL staff member Jenny Bean created two digital collections for the library as part of her coursework for her Master of Library Science degree:

Owens Family Documents
Documents from the library’s archive pertaining to the Owens family in Clark County, ranging from early deeds to Civil War discharge papers.
And The Water Rose: 1937 Flood
Online exhibits about the 1937 flood, including comparison photos taken in 2015 of the same locations.


Clark County Visual History Project

In 2014 the library received an LSTA Indiana Memory Digitization Grant from the Indiana State Library, funded through the Institute for Museum and Library Services, to digitize and place online a collection of historical-themed slideshows created by a JTPL librarian in the late 1970s and early 1980’s. These slides would not only be digitized, but the digital images would then be used in lessons at River Valley Middle School and Clarksville Middle School to teach the students valuable visual literacy skills. Click here to view the entire collection online at Indiana Memory.

  1. Clark County History 1: 1778 – 1865
  2. Clark County History 2: 1865 – 1897
  3. Clark County History 3: 1897 – 1930
  4. A Pictorial History of the 1937 Flood in Clark County
  5. Memories of Rose Island
  6. Steamboat Memories
  7. River Transportation
  8. Historic Homes of Jeffersonville and Clark County
  9. This Is Your Library
  10. Mud, Sweat, and Tears: A Community Remembers the 1937 Flood
  11. River Valley Middle School » Reading Network
  12. River Valley Middle School » Science Safety
  13. River Valley Middle School » Field Trip to Gnaw Bone, Indiana

Digitized Yearbooks

These are the yearbooks we have digitized and put online so far. Many years after 1973 have been digitized but are only available to view at the library; other years may be missing because the library doesn’t have a copy of that yearbook or our copy was too damaged to be digitized. If you would like to donate a copy of a missing yearbook to the library, please contact our Indiana Room!

Jeffersonville High School
1913 1914 1916 1917
1919 1920 1921 1922
1923 1924 1925 1928
1930 1931 1933 1934
1935 1937 1941 1945
1947 1951 1952 1957
1958 1959 1960 1962
1964 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971
Taylor High School
1942 1949 1951 1975 (reunion)

More digitized yearbooks are being added, check back soon!

Page reviewed: 14 January 2016