The West Lafayette Public Library Archives exists to support the collection, preservation, and research of documents and artifacts related to the history and culture of West Lafayette, IN. The West Lafayette Archives is part of the West Lafayette Public Library.
Collection Development Policy
The West Lafayette Archives and Research Center collects, preserves, and makes available for research documents, photographs, artifacts, manuscripts and ephemera representing the history of West Lafayette, IN.
The following criteria help determine the content of the West Lafayette Archives and Research Center: materials related to the social, cultural, business, transportation, educational, family, individual history of West Lafayette, IN. The WLPL Archives is prepared to accept printed materials, manuscripts, photographs, ephemera (booklets, pamphlets, flyers, posters, newsletters, etc.) written histories; the archives is interested in other materials pertaining to WL History such as 3-D artifacts, textiles and will consider these on a case by case basis.
The West Lafayette Public Library Archives accepts donations of material for its research collections from individuals, organizations, and businesses.
Detailed Acquisition Guidelines
Information for Donors
Information for Researchers