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Southwestern Indiana Historical Society Collection
S 3282
5 folders
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Processed by: Benjamin Clark, 2005

Organizational History:

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.

Scope and Content Note:

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.

Folder Listing:

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

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:
5 folders
Collection Dates:
Reproduction Rights:
Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.

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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.