Society of Indiana Pioneers
6 folders

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Processed by: Julie A.  Reid, January 2005

Organizational History:

The Society of Indiana Pioneers was established on September 15, 1916.  The society was to be composed of descendents of the original pioneer families that settled in Indiana.  The purpose of the society was to “honor the memory and the work of the pioneers who opened Indiana to civilization”.  The society intended to accomplish this purpose by encouraging historical research, advocating for the interpretation and education of state and local history, working with other historical societies, and helping to make information regarding the history of the state of Indiana available to citizens.  The group’s efforts in this regard acted as a catalyst to help create the Indiana History Conference. 

Sources: Holliday, Murray.  A History of the Society of Indiana Pioneers:  1916-1980.  Greenfield, Indiana:  Mitchell-Fleming Printing, Inc., n.d. 

Scope and Content Note:

This collection consists of various materials pertaining to the Society of Indiana Pioneers.  Materials include announcements, bulletins, invitations, maps, programs, and other miscellaneous items including bylaws and a constitution. 

Folder Listing:

 Folder 1.   Announcements, 1919-1923

1919, Dec. 11

Announcement of annual meeting

1919, Sept. 16

Announcement of automobile trip (on letterhead)

1922, Sept. 16

Announcement of automobile trip


Announcement of pilgrimage to New Harmony


Announcement of pilgrimage to Wayne and Henry counties


Announcement of pilgrimage to Fort Wayne

1923, May 4

Announcement of May Time Party

 Folder 2.  Bulletins, 1923-1924

1923, April 10


1924, March 15


 Folder 3.  Invitations, 1924

1924, May 24

Invitation to May Time Party

 Folder 4.  Maps, 1922, n.d.


Map of pilgrimage to New Harmony


Map of unknown pilgrimage to points in Noblesville area

 Folder 5.  Programs, 1920-1924

1920, Dec. 11

Program for annual dinner

1922, Oct. 5-7

Program for pilgrimage to New Harmony

1922, Dec. 9

Program for annual dinner

1923, Dec. 8

Program for annual dinner

1924, Sept. 27

Program for Harvest Home Picnic

 Folder 6.  Miscellaneous, 1918-1929

1918, Dec. 11

Description of the mission of the Society of Indiana Pioneers and a list of members


RSVP card to join the Society of Indiana Pioneers addressed to Mr.  Herbert Foltz, Chairman

1929, April 13



Postcard to recommend membership addressed to Miss Anna Sickels, Secretary


Constitution for the Society of the Indiana Pioneers


By-Laws of the Society of Indiana Pioneers


Songs selected by the Society of Indiana Pioneers to be sung at annual banquets and gatherings

Collection Information:

Size of Collection: 6 folders
Collection Dates: 1918-1929
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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