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Horse Thief Detective Association
Warren Township, Marion County
L202
1892 – 1933
1 mss box

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

Finding Aid by: Sarah Pfundstein, December 2012

Organizational History:

The Horse Thief Detective Association was a vigilante group active in many Indiana towns and counties from the early 1850s through the 1920s. During the 1920s, it became associated with the Ku Klux Klan.

Source:

Information Found within Collection

Scope and Content:

Collection contains Receipt books (1892-1929 &1931-1933), Roll call book of members (1914-1932), a certificate of appointment to a Constable, payment cards for dues, a metal sign, and a petition for constable powers.

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.  Horse Thief Detective Association 1892-1933

Folder 
1. Receipt Book 1931-1933
2. Payments, Commissions, petitions, etc.
3. Roll Book 1914-1932
4. Receipt Book 1892-1929
5. Metal Sign: Warren Township Horse Thief Detective Co.

Collection Information:

Size of Collection: 1 mss box, 5 folders
Collection Dates: 1892 – 1933
Provenance:  Walter E. Shearer and W. S. Askren 11/29/1961
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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