State Archaeological Association of Indiana Circulars
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Processed by: Lucinda Barnhart, November 2004

Organizational History:

In September 1875, a meeting was called in the rooms of the State Geologist in the Indiana Statehouse to form an archaeological association. Attendees were urged to bring relics of prehistoric man to contribute towards the formation of a State Archaeological Museum.  At this meeting, the State Archeological Association of Indiana was formed. 

The mission of the State Archaeological Association of Indiana was to create a state museum, to have an annual meeting, and present research findings.  This associationís idea of a State Archaeological Museum was the precursor to the Indiana State Museum. 

 Scope and Content Note:

The collection contains circulars no. 2 and no. 5 of the State Archaeological Association of Indiana.  The circulars detail the mission of the association and also list the dates for the first meeting, October 17 and 18, 1876 and the second meeting, September 12 and 13, 1877. 

Item Listing:

 10 July 1876  State Archaeological Association circular no. 2.

10 Aug. 1877  State Archaeological Association circular no. 5.

Collection Information:

Size of Collection: 1 folder
Collection Dates: 1876-1877
Provenance: Unknown
Restrictions: None
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.
Alternate formats: None
Related Holdings: None
Notes: None

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