Suzanne G. Long Local History Room
(219) 931-5100; Ext. 306
Local History Room Hours:
Tuesday, Thursday-Friday - 1:00pm-5:00pm
Wednesday - 1:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday - Appointments Recommended
Sunday-Monday - Closed
Click here for a brief history of the Hammond Public Library
Click here for our Times Obituary Indexes
Click here for Local History Room Collections Database
Click here for Hammond City Directories
Local History Donation Form
About the Suzanne G. Long Local History Room
The Hammond Public Library’s Calumet Room was established in 1967. The Library and the Hammond Historical Society joined together in this cooperative effort to collect, preserve, and make accessible materials relating to Hammond and the Calumet Region. The room was enlarged during the renovation that was completed in 2002. It was renamed in 2003 to honor Calumet Room librarian, Suzanne Geis Long, who died shortly after the renovation. The room contains a variety of small artifacts and other memorabilia commemorative to life in Hammond. Numerous original photos of the people, places, and events of Hammond’s past are also on display. The Suzanne G. Long Local History Room continues to collect items of historical significance relating to the Hammond area. Those with papers or photos of Hammond families, organizations, or businesses, are encouraged to bring these items in for a donation assessment. For more information, please contact the Local History Room librarian.
In addition to its local history collections, the history room now features computer and microfilm stations specifically for genealogy and local history researchers who desire the assistance of the local history librarian during the room’s open hours.
Resources in the Suzanne G. Long Local History Room
Other resources of interest to historians and genealogists
The Library is indexing obituaries appearing in the Hammond Times newspaper (now The Times of Northwest Indiana). The date in the index is the date of the first appearance of the obituary, and not necessarily the death date. Because the paper had various editions and, in some years, no formal "obituary column," some names may have been omitted from the index; however, we have attempted to include all names. To obtain a copy of the obituary visit the Hammond Public Library to view the microfilm. To obtain a copy by mail, complete the form found here.
Hammond Public Library
Phone: (219) 931-5100
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm
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