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Roger D. Branigin papers

Identifier: S0159

Scope and Contents

This collection includes memoranda, letters and a handwritten speech from Roger D. Branigin and others in Indiana ranging from 1965/03/25 to 1966/10/27 regarding a school play, budgetary matters, a contract and a speech concerning waterways in Indiana and Kentucky.


  • 1965-1966

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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.

Biographical / Historical

Roger D. Branigin was born July 26, 1902, in Franklin, Indiana. He was a graduate of Franklin College and Harvard Law School. Branigin joined the Stuart Law Firm of Lafayette in 1938. He served in the U.S. Army as Transportation Corps Counsel and Lieutenant Colonel from 1942-1945 and received the Legion of Merit. Public offices included: Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Johnson County, Indiana, 1926-1929; Counsel, Federal Land Bank and Farm Credit Administration, Louisville, Kentucky, 1930-1932; General Counsel, 1932-1938; Member, Indiana State Conservation Commission, 1948-1950. Branigin also served as president of the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, president of Harrison Trails Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and trustee of the Tippecanoe County Historical Association. He was elected as a Democratic governor of Indiana in 1964 and served from 1965 through 1969. He passed away November 19, 1975.

Information retrieved from 2013/09/17.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Ownership and Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Roger D. Branigin on 1966/10/26 and 1970.

General Note

Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2013/09/17 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2013/09/17 by Edythe Huffman.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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