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[ICPR] Indiana State Archives to Commemorate 100th Anniversary
Start Date: 10/1/2013Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Date: 10/1/2013End Time: 3:00 PM
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INDIANAPOLIS (September 30, 2013) – The Indiana State Archives will celebrate its centennial on October 1, 2013. The State Archives first began operating on a part-time basis in 1906 under a reorganization plan. In 1913, House Enrolled Act 254 provided funding that allowed the State Archives to operate full time beginning on October 1. Through this Act, the Indiana General Assembly sought to preserve and protect the most valuable records of Indiana Government through the creation of a State Archives.

A century later, the Indiana State Archives continues to serve the noble goal of the preservation of records of Hoosier government. The State Archives maintains approximately 100,000 cubic feet of permanent records. Collections include the official papers of every previous governor, from territorial governor William Henry Harrison in 1800 to Mitchell E. Daniels. The State Archives also maintains the original House and Senate journals and acts from the territorial period to present day, as well as Indiana Supreme Court and Territorial Court records. Genealogists and researchers contact the State Archives to review records from closed state institutions, state agencies, and Hoosier veteran records from the territorial period to today.

“To provide access and preserve the official records of Indiana is a high responsibility, and it’s great to honor the efforts of all those involved in this endeavor over the last 100 years,” said Jim Corridan, Indiana’s eleventh State Archivist and third Director of the Commission on Public Records. “There is much more that can and needs to be done to improve access and safeguard Indiana historical records, but today we celebrate the fact that they still exist.”

The State Archives invites members of the media to visit between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Tuesday, October 1. Tours of the facility will be provided.


Today the Indiana State Archives is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 6440 East 30th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46219. For more information, visit the State Archives website at archives.icpr.IN.gov or email arc@icpr.IN.gov.

About the Indiana State Archives

The Indiana State Archives collects records of historical value from all branches of Indiana state and local government, including governmental history, census and naturalization records for families, selected medical, military and criminal records, records of land ownership, maps, blueprints and photographs. Visit archives.icpr.IN.gov for a detailed listing of these resources, including links to online exhibits and electronic indices of select records.

About the Indiana Commission on Public Records

Under Director and State Archivist Jim Corridan, the Indiana Commission on Public Records assists State and local governments in the cost-effective, efficient and secure management of governmental records, by providing services throughout the life cycle of records, including creation, use, storage, and disposition.
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