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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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1846 Map of Harmony Township, Posey County

1846 Map of Harmony Township, Posey County

This is a 1846 map of Harmony Township, Posey County that divided the township into 11 districts.

The map had been flattened and encapsulated by a conservator in the past. It was related back to the correct record series, Commissioner's Court Records for Posey County, because "comrs." was noted on the back and an archivist had penciled in the date in brackets. Now the map is stored in a flat file and has been barcoded and connected to the written report in our catalog.

Notes about the map:

The map has a section of blue paper covering a gap in the paper. Our current conservator noted this was not a recent repair, because the writing and lines were aligned. It must have been mended at the time of creation. Paper was very valuable and still scarce in the 19th century.

IARA staff looked through the corresponding written records, the same type of blue paper was found. Many items in the folder are recorded on scraps of paper, because commissioners and other government officials would have needed ot use every bit at their disposal in 1840s Indiana.

Want to research this map and related Posey County Township maps and reports?

Come see us! Email our staff to set up a visit and tell them what you want ot see, providing these barcodes:

  • 1846 Harmony Township Districting Map: 46167R 

  • 1846 Maps Districting the Townships of Bethel, Lynn, Marrs, Robb, Robinson, Smith: 46175Z

  • Corresponding Commissioners’ Reports: 13904T

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