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David G. Vanderstel

Email: dvanders@iupui.edu



B.A. Calvin College (1976)
M.A. Kent State University (1978)
Ph.D. Kent State University, 1983


A specialist in state, local, and public history, Vanderstel currently serves as the Executive Director of the Monroe County History Center in Bloomington, Indiana.

Academic Interests

19th century US history; immigration; Indiana and Indianapolis history; public history; museums


American History I (H105) and II (H106) The Nature of History (H217) Jacksonian America to the Civil War (A304)


Meridian Street Preservation Commission, 2001 - present -- appointed by late Governor Frank O'Bannon and subsequent governors.
Marion County (IN) Historian, 1999 - present -- appointed by Indiana Historical Society and Indiana Historical Bureau


The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis (Indiana University Press, 1994)- assistant editor.
Articles in Indiana Magazine of History , Vermont History Faith in the City: The Church Federation of Greater Indianapolis, 1912-2012 - managing editor


Secretary, Indianapolis Literary Club (2003-present);
Asst. Secretary, Indianapolis Literary Club (1995-2003).

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