Chelsea L. Lawlis Thesis
S 3278
3 folders

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Processed by: Benjamin J. Clark, August 2005

Biographical Note:

Chelsea Lawlis received a BA from Franklin College in 1940, and an MA and PhD in 1946 and 1956, respectively, from Indiana University’s department of history. He served as a professor in the Social Sciences Division at Vincennes University from 1957 until the spring of 1984, and was chair of the division for twenty-one years during that time. While at Vincennes University he served for three years as director of the Byron R. Lewis Historical Library located on the university’s campus. He is the author of a book on the history of Vincennes University published in 1982, as well as several articles on the Whitewater Valley published in the Indiana Magazine of History in 1947 and 1948.

The Franklin Reporter 71 (1984): 14.
Lang, Elfrieda, ed. Indiana Magazine of History General Index to Volumes 51-75. Bloomington, IN: Indiana
          University Department of History, 1982. 236.
Lawlis, Chelsea L. Vincennes University in Transition: The Making of a Comprehensive Community College. Vincennes:
          Vincennes University Press, 1982. Introduction.

Scope and Content Note:

This collection is Lawlis’ M.A. thesis on patterns of migration to the Whitewater Valley during the first half of the nineteenth century.

Folder Listing:

1. Migration to the Whitewater Valley 1800-1860, pp1-56
2. Migration to the Whitewater Valley 1800-1860, pp57-112
3. Migration to the Whitewater Valley 1800-1860, pp112-167

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:

3 folders

Collection Dates:



Robert G. Horstman, 22 June 2004

Access: This collection is open for research.



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Alternate Formats:


Related Holdings:

Settlement and Economic Development of the Whitewater Valley, 1800-1900 [microform] 977.2 L418s Lawlis, Chelsea L. 1956


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