For more than 30 years Robert Earl Koch operated his photography studio at 118 S.E. First Street. When he closed his studio in 1983, he donated thousands of negatives to Willard Library. The negatives are in packets, and many of the packets contain several negatives.
Although Koch was known for taking senior high school pictures, he photographed a number of general portraits, weddings and engagements. The latter--general portraits, weddings and engagements--may now be obtained from Willard Library for a suggested donation of $10 per packet and one free print.
For more information on how to obtain the negative packets, please contact Lyn Martin at 425-4309 or by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org .
Midnight Madness is a week long event in which the Special Collections Department holds various genealogy and history programs while also remaining open until midnight the entire week. This year Midnight Madness will run June 16 - 20, with an additional event on Saturday June 21.
A monthly update of the purchases made by the Willard Library Special Collections Dept.
The Special Collections Department has a selection of rare books for sale at an affordable price. The books available for purchase are in the list attached below.
Please call the Special Collections Department at (812) 425-4309 or email Lyn Martin at email@example.com for more information.