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Hoosier Millennium photograph collection

Identifier: P068

Scope and Contents

This collection includes oversize photographs from various photographers gathered by Indiana First Lady Judy O'Bannon and her staff in Indiana during 1999-2000 regarding scenes of nature, architecture, landscapes, people, animals, bridges, methods of transportation, and objects around Indiana for the new millennium in the year 2000.

The photographs were submitted by their creators to become a part of this photograph collection, a project of the Hoosier Millennium initiative headed by the Hoosier Millennium Task Force and Indiana's first lady. The photographs were matted for display and include a label, and sometimes an entry form, on the back.


  • 1999-2000

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.

Administrative History

The Hoosier Millenium project was a non-partisan initiative spearheaded by Indiana First Lady Judy O'Bannon to celebrate the new millennium in 2000. Communities from all 92 counties were encouraged to develop projects to improve those communities by setting tangible goals to restore old buildings, gather oral histories, organize clothing drives, improve water quality, create public art, and so on from 2000 to the state bicentennial in 2016. Governor Frank O'Bannon appointed a 25-member non-partisan task force for the initiative in January 1998, which then raised about $500,000 in money, goods, and services. That included a donated motorhome that the first lady used to tour many of these "Millennium Communities."


Neal, Andrea. "A Trip to Capture Histories." Indianapolis Star, August 5, 1999, A14. Accessed August 17, 2021. ProQuest.

Shaw, Bill. "Judy O'Bannon's Road Show." Indianapolis Star, December 12, 1999, J1. Accessed August 17, 2021. ProQuest.


6.5 Cubic Feet (13 large oversize boxes)

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This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Jennifer Swanson and the Office of the First Lady on 2002/02/18.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/08/17 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid created 2021/08/17 by Brittany Kropf.
Hoosier Millennium photograph collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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