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Poplar Ridge Horse Thief and Detective Company
1875 – 1925
1 mss box

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

Processed by: Unknown
Finding Aid by: Sarah Pfundstein, December 2012

Organizational History:

The Poplar Ridge Horse Thief and Detective Company operated in the Carmel, Hamilton County area; it was associated with other horse thief detective associations in Indiana, which were active from the early 1850’s through the 1920’s as officially recognized vigilante groups.


Information Found within Collection

Scope and Content:

The collection contains meeting minutes (1910-1925), membership record books (1875-1895 &1900-1910), a certificate of appointment (1906), a badge from the National Horse Thief Detective Association, as well as other member and administrative materials.

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.  Poplar Ridge Horse Thief and Detective Company 1875-1925

1. Record Book / Minutes Book 1875-1895
2. Meeting Minutes 1910-1925
3. Membership Record Book 1900-1910
4. Miscellaneous

Collection Information:

Size of Collection: 1 mss box, 4 folders
Collection Dates: 1875 – 1925
Provenance:  Marjorie Kinzer, 5-14-1959
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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