News and Events

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Evansville-Vanderburgh County Civic Center. Above photo courtesy Willard Library Archives.

Summer Sendoff Meeting

Brief Update: Vanderburgh County Court Records

by Amber Gowen

Installation of New Officers

Refreshments

(To send us all off into a summer of research, learning, & meeting new ancestors!)

Amber Gowen is the archivist for the Vanderburgh County Clerk’s Office who is working to organize 40,000 cubic feet and over 200 years of county records. She spearheaded the digitization and preservation of key late 19th and early 20th century vital records.

              Amber serves on the boards of the Vanderburgh County Historical Society, Willard Library, and the Society of American Archivists Local Government Records Steering Committee. Her research centers on Prohibition in the Vanderburgh County Courts and Evansville’s World War I nurses. She is also the regional co-coordinator of National History Day Indiana, bringing local history resources to more than 200 high school students and their teachers.