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Preservation Cleaning and Mending Workshop

Preservation Cleaning and Mending WorkshopWednesday, August 23, 2017 | 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | Indiana State Archives

This is a hands-on workshop in which participants will learn to dry-clean and mend dirty, torn documents without using tape.  

Preservation methods will be included throughout the workshop and participants will learn the reasons for using specific supplies and techniques. Each participant will receive a tool-kit to take with them as well as a list of resources from which to purchase archival supplies.

The 2 1/2 hour workshop is limited to 12 seats.

To reserve a spot in this workshop, please call 317-591-5222 or email

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The Indiana State Archives collects, preserves, and makes available for public use historical and evidential materials relating to Indiana. In all, the Archives houses over 110,000 cubic feet of permanently valuable materials containing millions of individual items. These records date from the territorial period to the present.

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Indiana's World War I Centennial

Indiana World War I Centennial CommitteeThe Indiana Archives and Records Administration is proud to partner with the Indiana World War I Centennial Committee to commemorate the centennial of World War I in the state of Indiana. 

Over the coming years, the Committee will serve as the lead organizer for the state's commemorative events and will coordinate the activities of individuals and institutions to raise awareness of and give meaning to the events of a hundred years ago.

You are encouraged and invited to participate whether as an individual, an organization, municipal or educational group. 

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1867 Indiana State Fair Full Page Print

1867 Indiana State Fair

This is a full page print from "Harper's Weekly" featuring the 1867 Indiana State Fair.

The Indiana State Archives holds records produced by the Indiana State Fair Commission as well as ephemera about the fair collected through the years. This full page print and accompanying article in Harper’s Weekly features the 1867 Indiana State Fair. Harper’s Weekly, was an American political magazine based in NYC and known as “"A journal of civilization.”

Notes about the print:

The print features views of the fair, held in October in Terre Haute, which was “the most successful ever held in that State,” with the Board of Agriculture clearing over $6,000, according to the article.  Additionally, “real live Hoosiers” are pictured in the print. The Harper’s staff attendance at the fair and complimentary article was prompted by the public response to a previous Harper’s Weekly issue that contained a caricature of Hoosiers received poorly: “Many were the indignant letters which we received from Hoosierdom…The real live Hoosier is a gentleman of taste, and culture, and refinement, and the women are beautiful and charming beyond description….”

1867 Indiana State FairWant to research this Indiana State Fair resource?

This resource is also available online, digitized by The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection (Lincoln Library, Allen County Public Library) and hosted by the Internet Archive:

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