Southwestern Indiana Historical Society Collection
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Processed by: Benjamin Clark, 2005
The Southwestern Indiana Historical Society in Evansville came into being on 9 January 1920, primarily through the efforts and civic leadership of Mrs. Emily Orr Clifford. The Society comprises historical information for eight counties: Posey, Gibson, Vanderburgh, Warrick, Spencer, Pike, Perry, and Dubois. The Southwestern Indiana Historical Society is still in operation today under the leadership of Robert Spear.
“Historical Societies of Indiana.” Indiana Historical Society. 7 Sept. 2005
Iglehart, John I. “An Account of Vanderbaugh County from its Organization.” Logan Esarey, ed. History of Indiana:
From its Exploration to 1922. Vol. 3. Dayton, OH: Dayton Historical Publishing Company, 1923. 18.
Murlock, James E. The Evansville Story. Evansville, IN: Evansville College, 1956. 177.
This collection contains a variety of historical and biographical pieces about the people and localities that fall under the purview of the Southwestern Indiana Historical Society.
1. Biographical Sketches
2. Local Church Histories; William Jaquess Battle of Chickamauga Memoir
3. Local and Regional Histories
4. Biography of Senator Benjamin Rose Edmonston
5. Southwestern Indiana Historical Society; Abraham Lincoln
Size of Collection:
Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.
Manuscript materials CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in their entirety. Photocopies and/or digital images cannot exceed 25% of a collection or a folder within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Check with a Manuscript Librarian for other options.