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Indiana State Library Collection
L570, V570
1838 - 2005
18 mss boxes, 28 volumes.

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

Processed by: Unknown, 1991
Reprocessed by: Sarah Pfundstein, December 2012

Organizational History:

The Indiana State library was created by the General Assembly in 1827 as a research library for use by legislators and government officials. In 1925, the library was combined with the Public Library Commission, the Historical Bureau, and the Legislative Reference Bureau to create the Indiana Library and Historical Board. In 1929, a special levy of two cents applied over three years was created to raise funds for a new building and property that was located at the corner of Ohio St. and Senate Ave. in Indianapolis, IN. The building was renovated twice first in 1971 and later in 2000. The library’s collection contains over two million volumes and three million manuscripts as well as federal documents, microfilm, and maps.

Source:

Information Found within Collection

Scope and Content:

The collection consists of inactive files from the library’s administration. Included in the files is documentation surrounding the 1976 Governor’s Conference, annual reports from the certification board as well as the library and historical department, acquisitions, construction and renovation of the current building, minutes from various meetings and a register from the manuscripts division.

Photocopy Policy:

Manuscript material CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in its entirety. Photocopies and/or digital reproductions (i.e. scans, digital photographs) cannot exceed 25% of a COLLECTION or FOLDER within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Please check with the Manuscript Librarian for possible alternatives.

Collection Inventory

Box and Folder Listing:

Box 1.  Indiana State Library Collection 1976-1978

Folder 
1. 1976 Governor’s Conference Preliminary Plans
2. 1976 Governor’s Conference National Committee Correspondence
3. Governor’s Conference Copies of Information Requested
4. 1976 Governor’s Conference – Conference Packets from other states
5. 1976 Governor’s Conference Nomination Forms
6. 1976 Governor’s Conference Nomination Forms
7. 1976 Governor’s Conference Nomination Forms
8. 1976 Governor’s Conference Nomination Forms

Box 2.  Indiana State Library Collection 1977-1978

Folder 
1. 1976 Governor’s Conference Librarian Alternatives
2. 1976 Governor’s Conference Lay Alternatives
3. 1976 Governor’s Conference Librarian Delegates
4. 1976 Governor’s Conference
5. 1976 Governor’s Conference Lay and Librarian Alternatives
6. 1976 Governor’s Conference Registration Forms
7. 1976 Governor’s Conference Registration Forms
8. 1976 Governor’s Conference Registration Forms
9. 1976 Governor’s Conference Registration Forms

Box 3.  Indiana State Library Collection 1976-1978

Folder 
1. 1976 Governor’s Conference Registration Forms
2. 1976 Governor’s Conference Registration Forms
3. 1976 Governor’s Conference-Planning Committee Material
4. 1976 Governor’s Conference – Misc. Materials
5. 1976 Governor’s Conference- White House Delegates Travel Claims
6. 1976 Governor’s Conference Public Relations Subcommittee
7. 1976 Governor’s Conference Participants and Invitations Subcommittee
8. 1976 Governor’s Conference Participants and Invitations Subcommittee

Box 4.  Indiana State Library Collection 1977-1978 

Folder 
1. 1976 Governor’s Conference - Program Subcommittee
2. 1976 Governor’s Conference – Proposal and Funding Subcommittee
3. 1976 Governor’s Conference – Lay and Librarian Alternatives
4. 1976 Governor’s Conference – Regional Hearings Subcommittee
5. 1976 Governor’s Conference – Site and Local Arrangement Subcommittee
6. 1976 Governor’s Conference Minutes
7. 1976 Governor’s Conference – Planning Committee Minutes
8. 1976 Governor’s Conference – Letters received from delegates and alternatives
9. 1976 Governor’s Conference – Steering Committee Minutes
10. 1976 Governor’s Conference “Cornerstones”
11. 1976 Governor’s Conference – Request for information from conference
12. 1976 Governor’s Conference – Evaluation Summary
13. 1976 Governor’s Conference – Issues

Box 5.  Indiana State Library Collection 1978

Folder 
1. 1976 Governor’s Conference – Conference Delegates
2. 1976 Governor’s Conference – Room and Meal Reservations
3. 1976 Governor’s Conference – Room and Meal Reservations
4. 1976 Governor’s Conference – Visual Programs
5. 1976 Governor’s Conference – Invoices Received
6. 1976 Governor’s Conference – Budget Reports
7. 1976 Governor’s Conference – Travel Budget, Mileage Chart
8. 1976 Governor’s Conference – Conference Travel Vouchers
9. 1976 Governor’s Conference – Conference Travel Vouchers
10. 1976 Governor’s Conference – Conference Travel Vouchers
11. 1976 Governor’s Conference – Claim Vouchers Speakers

Box 6.  Indiana State Library Collection 1978

Folder 
1. 1976 Governor’s Conference – Final Report to the National Commission on Libraries
2. 1976 Governor’s Conference – Members of the Indiana General Assembly – US Congress
3. 1976 Governor’s Conference – Material from other State Conferences
4. 1976 Governor’s Conference – Material from other Conferences
5. 1976 Governor’s Conference – Core and Planning Committee members
6. 1976 Governor’s Conference
7. 1976 Governor’s Conference – Library Directory
8. 1976 Governor’s Conference – Library Services Construction Act, Project Grant Application
9. 1976 Governor’s Conference
10. 1976 Governor’s Conference
11. 1976 Governor’s Conference – Subcommittee members
12. 1976 Governor’s Conference – Important Dates
13. 1976 Governor’s Conference – Alice Wert
14. 1976 Governor’s Conference – Interest Groups
15. 1976 Governor’s Conference – Objectives of the Conference

Box 7.  Indiana State Library Collection 1954-1978

Folder 
1. 1976 Governor’s Conference – Misc.
2. Annual Reports – Indiana Library Certification Board 1970-1971
3. Annual Reports – Indiana Library Certification Board 1971-1972
4. Annual Report – Indiana Library Certification Board 1972-1973
5. Annual Reports – Indiana Library Certification Board 1973-1974
6. Annual Reports – Indiana Library Certification Board 1974-1975
7. Annual Reports – Indiana Library Certification Board 1976-1977
8. Annual Reports – Indiana State Library 1954-1957
9. Annual Reports – Indiana State Library 1957-1960
10. Annual Reports – Indiana State Library 1960-1965

Box 8.  Indiana State Library Collection 1965- 1972

Folder 
1. Annual Reports – Indiana State Library 1965-1968
2. Annual Reports – Indiana State Library 1968-1969
3. Annual Reports – Indiana Library and Historical Dept. 1969-1970
4. Annual Reports – Indiana Library and Historical Dept. 1969-1970 (copy 2)
5. Annual Reports – Indiana Library and Historical Dept. 1970-1971
6. Annual Reports – Indiana Library and Historical Dept. 1971-1972
7. Annual Reports – Indiana Library and Historical Dept. 1971-1972 (copy 2)
8. Annual Reports – Indiana Library and Historical Dept. 1971-1972 (copy 3)
9. Annual Reports – Indiana Library and Historical Dept. 1971-1972 (copy 4)

Box 9.  Indiana State Library Collection 1972-1976

Folder 
1. Annual Reports – Indiana Library and Historical Dept. 1972-1973
2. Annual Reports – Indiana Library and Historical Dept. 1973- 1974
3. Annual Reports – Indiana Library and Historical Dept. 1973-1974 (copy 2)
4. Annual Reports – Indiana Library and Historical Dept. 1973-1974 (copy 3)
5. Annual Reports – Indiana Library and Historical Dept. 1974-1975
6. Annual Reports – Indiana Library and Historical Dept.1975-1976

Box 10.  Indiana State Library Collection 1932-1977

Folder 
1. Annual Reports – Indiana Library and Historical Dept. 1975-1976 (copy 2)
2. Annual Reports – Indiana Library and Historical Dept. 1976-1977
3. Annual Reports – Rough Draft / Division Report 1962- 1963
4. Annual Reports – Indiana Library and Historical Dept. 1976-1977 (copy 2)
5. Annual Reports – Indiana Library and Historical Dept. 1976- 1977 (copy 3)
6. Annual Reports
7. Annual Reports – Rough Draft / Division Reports 1968-1969
8. Annual Reports – Rough Draft / Division Reports 1969- 1970
9. Annual Reports – Rough Draft / Division Reports 1970- 1971
10. Annual Reports – Rough Draft / Division Reports 1976- 1977
11. Library Building Tax Material - A-B

Box 11.  Indiana State Library Collection 1930-1941

Folder 
1. Library Building Tax Material - C-E
2. Library Building Tax Material - F-G
3. Library Building Tax Material - H-I
4. Library Building Tax Material - J-L
5. Library Building Tax Material - M-O
6. Library Building Tax Material - P
7. Library Building Tax Material - P-Q
8. Library Building Tax Material - R

Box 12.  Indiana State Library Collection 1930-1977

Folder 
1. Library Building Tax Material - S
2. Library Building Tax Material - S
3. Library Building Tax Material – T-Z
4. Library Building Tax Materials – Field Examiners Reports
5. Library Building Tax Materials
6. Library Building Tax Materials
7. Division Heads / Staff Meetings 1969-1970
8. Division Heads Meeting 1975-1977

Box 13.  Indiana State Library Collection 1940-1976

Folder 
1. Indiana American Revolution Bicentennial Commission
2. Indiana Library and Historical Building Expansion Commission – Minutes
3. Indiana Library and Historical Building Expansion Commission – Contracts
4. Indiana Library and Historical Building Expansion Commission - Correspondence
5. Indiana Library and Historical Building Expansion Commission – Miscellaneous
6. Construction
7. Miscellaneous
8. Gifts
9. Memorial Book Gifts
10. Acquisitions Correspondence – A-B
11. Acquisitions Correspondence - Borden Library
12. Acquisitions Correspondence – Donald Carmony

Box 14.  Indiana State Library Collection 1944-1977

Folder 
1. Acquisitions Correspondence – Nellie Coats
2. Acquisitions Correspondence – Christopher B. Coleman
3. Acquisitions Correspondence – Cunniff Memorial
4. Acquisitions Correspondence – D
5. Acquisitions Correspondence – Darlington Collection
6. Acquisitions Correspondence – Darrach Collection
7. Acquisitions Correspondence – G
8. Acquisitions Correspondence – Theodore B. Griffith
9. Acquisitions Correspondence – Herman Hinkle
10. Acquisitions Correspondence – J-L
11. Acquisitions Correspondence – Lemen Pictures
12. Acquisitions Correspondence – M
13. Acquisitions Correspondence – Harry S. New
14. Acquisitions Correspondence – O-R
15. Acquisitions Correspondence – John G. Rauch
16. Acquisitions Correspondence – Daisie K. Rowen
17. Acquisitions Correspondence – Archer Sinclair
18. Acquisitions Correspondence – W
19. Salvation Army

Box 15. Indiana State Library Collection 1949-1979

Folder 
1. United Fund
2. Certification Board
3. Literary Club
4. Commission on Public Records
5. Commission on Public Records
6. Commission on Public Records
7. Commission on Public Records
8. Contracts and Deeds, Eugene Haslet Darrach Memorial Library Agreement
9. Contracts, Deeds, etc. Harry S. Coburn Agreement
10. Borden Library
11. Out of Print Dealers

Box 16.  Indiana State Library Collection 1838-1941

Folder 
1. Ewing Collection
2. American Bee Journal
3. Indiana Historical Society Contract, etc.
4. Miscellaneous Contracts
5. Miscellaneous
6. Miscellaneous
7. Miscellaneous Agreements and Contracts
8. Abstracts, Deeds, etc.
9. Abstracts, Deeds, etc.
10. Abstracts, Deeds, etc.
11. Abstracts, Deeds, etc.

Box 17.  Indiana State Library Collection 1909-2005

Folder 
1. Library Certification Board 1942-1957
2. Budgets and Accounts 1925
3. Budgets and Accounts 1926-1933
4. Minutes Books June 1909-1925
5. Inside ISL/ ISL Connection 2000-2005
6. Security Procedure Manual and Floor Plan
7, Library Services and Technology Act plan Oct. 1, 1997- Sept. 30, 2002
8. Capital Improvement Survey and Proposals
9. Current and Propose Space Utilization Reports, May 1998

Box 18.  Indiana State Library Collection 1994-1997

Folder 
1. No Room at the State Archives: An Analysis of State Project No. 022-502, 1997
2. Proposal and Analysis regarding Master Plan to renovate the Library, 1997
3. Floor Plans
4. Correspondence 1994-1996
5. Photographs of Flooding in the State Library
Envelope Retirement of Charles R. Ewick, Photographs and Invitation

Volumes. 

Volume 
V570-1 Manuscripts Register 1978-1992
V570-2 Indiana State Library and Historical Board, Minutes 1940-1948
V570-3 Indiana State Library and Historical Board, Minutes 1949-1955
V570-4 Indiana State Library and Historical Board, Minutes 1956-1961
V570-5 Indiana State Library and Historical Board, Minutes 1962-1968
V570-6 Indiana State Library and Historical Board, 1969-1971
V570-7 Indiana State Library, Library Certification Board, 1941-1962
V570-8 Indiana State Library, Certification Board, 1963-1969
V570-9 Indiana State Library, Reports 1866-1894
V570-10 Indiana State Library, Reports 1914-1924
V570-11 Indiana State Library, Reports 1943-1951
V570-12 23rd Biennial Report, 1899-1900
V570-13 27th Biennial Report, 1907-1908
V570-14 Biennial Report or State Library Board and State Librarian of Indiana 1895-1896
V570-15 22nd Biennial Report of the Indiana State Library, 1897-1898
V570-16 24th Biennial Report of the Indiana State Library, 1902
V570-17 25th Biennial Report of the Indiana State Library, 1904
V570-18 26th Biennial Report of the Indiana State Library, 1905-1906
V570-19 28th Biennial Report of the Indiana State Library, 1909-1910
V570-20 29th Biennial Report of the Indiana State Library, 1911-1912
V570-21 30th Biennial Report of the Indiana State Library, 1913-1914
V570-22 31st Biennial Report of the Indiana State Library, 1915-1916
V570-23 Report of the Public Library Commission of Indiana, 1901-1904
V570-24 Fourth Biennial Report of the Public Library Commission of Indiana, 1904-1906
V570-25 Fifth Biennial Report of the Public Library Commission of Indiana, 1906-1908
V570-26 Sixth Biennial Report of the Public Library Commission of Indiana, 1908-1910
V570-27 Seventh Biennial Report of the Public Library Commission of Indiana, 1910-1912
V570-28 Eighth Biennial Report of the Public Library Commission of Indiana, October 1, 1912- September 30, 1914

Collection Information:

Size of Collection: 18 boxes, 28 volumes.
Collection Dates: 1838 - 2005
Provenance:  Barney McEwen, May 1991
Access: The Collection is Open for Research Use
Restrictions:  None
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in: English
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