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State of Indiana Constitution amendment proposals

 Collection — Folder: OBC036
Identifier: OBC036

Scope and Contents

This collection contains information on the proposed and adopted amendments to the Indiana state constitution from 1851 to 1911. The information includes the number of the bill, the house of the legislature in which the bill was introduced, the author and party affiliation, the provisions proposed, the article and section to be amended, and the final disposition of the legislature.


  • 1851-1911

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Historical Note

The Indiana constitutional convention that drafted the 1851 Constitution began in Indianapolis on October 7, 1850. The document drafted at the 1850-1851 convention remains Indiana’s constitution to this day. However, since that time there have been several changes made to the constitution, including the use of gender-neutral language.


Dickson, Brent E. “Indiana’s Constitutional Past.” Feb. 28, 2006 />


0.06 Cubic Feet (1 large oversize folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed by Benjamin Clark during February 2006. Finding aid revised by Brittany Kropf on 2015/11/06. EAD finding aid completed by Bethany Fiechter on 2018/01/06.
State of Indiana Constitution amendment proposals
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.