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Armanis Francis Knotts
1971 – 1975
1 mss box

Manuscript & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

Processed by: Brent Abercrombie, July 2011

Biographical Note:

Born in Highland County, Ohio, Armanis Francis Knotts was a politician and lawyer. Knotts served as a Republican member of the Indiana House of Representatives (Lake and Jasper County district) from 1898 to 1901, and was instrumental in the founding of both Gary, Indiana and Yankeetown, Florida. Knotts died October 3, 1937 in Yankeetown, Florida.


Ball, T.H., ed (1904). Encyclopedia of Genealogy and Biography of Lake County, Indiana With A Compendium of History 1834-1904: A Record of the Achievements of Its People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Founding of a Nation. The Lewis Publishing Company.
Howat, William Frederick, ed (1915). A Standard History of Lake County, Indiana And The Calumet Region.

Scope and Content Note:

The collection contains notes on Native Americans of northwest Indiana, including notes on trails, geography, culture, and language by Armanis Francis Knotts.

Photocopying Policy:

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.

Box and Folder Listing:

Box 1. 

1. Correspondence between A.F.K. Reinke and Donald F. Carmony (re: this collection, dated 1971 – 1975)
2. Notes on the Indian Language (words and names)
3. Notes on Indian trails (i.e. LaSalle Trail)
4. Geographical Notes (rivers, portages, landmarks, etc.)
5. Packet of Notes entitled “Kankakee, hunting, etc.”
6. Notes on Indiana Villages and Farming
7. Essays
8. Miscellaneous Material

Collection Information

Size of Collection:  1 mss box, 8 folders
Collection Dates: 1971 – 1975
Provenance: Armanis F.K. Reinke, March 31, 1975
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 and includes a handwritten Pottawatomie dictionary
Alternate Formats: None
Related Holdings: 
Notes: Please note that any use of this material should contain acknowledgement of both (the owner/author) Mr. Knotts and (the donor) Mr. Reinke.