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First Name
Last Name
Indiana Historical Bureau
Website URL
Indiana, American Spiritualism, Spanish Influenza, Women's suffrage, George Rogers Clark, Senate Avenue YMCA, Big 10 Integration, George Washington Julian, Republican Party Formation, Abraham Lincoln's Youth
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About Me

Lindsey Beckley is a Historian at the Indiana Historical Bureau. She has researched a wide variety of Indiana history topics including American Spiritualism, George Washington Julian, Spanish Influenza, Zerelda Wallace, George Rogers Clark, Lincoln’s Indiana youth, Norman Norell, “witches” in Indiana, and more. She writes and hosts Talking Hoosier History, which recently received the award of merit for Leadership in History from the American Association for State and Local History. THH is a monthly narrative Indiana History podcast.

Recent Publications

Blog Posts:

“Irene Ray: Alleged ‘Witch’ of Rochester” :

“Norman Norell: The Dean of American Fashion” :

“Mesmerism, Rappings, and Trance Speaking: Spiritualism in Indiana” :

“Dr. Harvey “Old Borax” Wiley and His Poison Squad” :


All podcast episode available here:

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, Early Modern
Expertise by Topic
American Revolution, American Founding Era, Food History, Medicine, Public History, Sexuality, Women, World War I