Dana Blank

Dana Blank. Oral History Transcript
1968 - 1973
1 transcript.

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

                             Processed by: Marcia Caudell, March, 2012                          

Biographical Note:

Dana L. Blank was born in Batesville Indiana. She received a degree in Recreation from Purdue University and then joined the Indiana Department of Correction in 1968 as the first Recreational Director for the Indiana Girls' School until 1974 when she became Assistant Superintendent of the Indiana Women's Prison. In 1991, Blank became Superintendent of the Indiana Women's Prison, and in 2006, the first state-wide Director of Female Adult and Juvenile Programs, retiring in 2007. The University of Indianapolis awarded Blank an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree and the Indiana Correctional Association recognized her with the 2002 Distinguished Service Award. In 2003, the National Commission on Correctional Health Care awarded Blank with their Program of the Year Award and in the 2006, the Indiana Correctional Association gave Blank their Distinguished Service Award, and the Public Action in Correctional Effort/Offender Aid and Restoration's Person of the Year Award. In 2008, the Indiana General Assembly passed Indiana House Concurrent Resolution HC0009, honoring Blank for her outstanding service to the State of Indiana.


Oral History Transcript, October 19, 1973
Indiana House Concurrent Resolution HC0009, Second Regular Session 115th General Assembly, (2008)

Scope and Content Note:

This collection contains a transcript of an oral history tape made with Susan Bell, Indiana State Library. Blank discusses her philosophy on recreation and corrections, the recreation programs she instituted at the Indiana Girls’ School, and the co-recreational activities with the Rockville Training Center and the Henryville Boy’s School.

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Item Listing

October 19, 1973 Transcript

Collection Information

Size of Collection: 1 transcript
Collection Dates: 1968-1973
Provenance: Indiana State Library Oral History Project
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 Manuscripts and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in English
Alternate Formats: None
Related Holdings: None

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