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Washington Temperance Society collection

 Collection — Folder: S0598
Identifier: S0598

Scope and Contents

This collection includes two photostats of documents from 1831 regarding Washington Temperance Society constitution and member's list.


  • 1831


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 Washington Temperance Society was a group of people with the dream of abstinence from alcohol. "In 1828 still other parts of the state organized temperance societies, and by 1829, there was a united effort at Indianapolis which has continued in some form ever since" (Camp, 1920, 13). Their constitution states "The members of this society, believing that the use of intoxicating liquors is for persons in health, not only unnecessary, but hurtful."


Camp, C. "Temperance Movements and Legislation in Indianapolis." Indiana Magazine of History 16, no. 1 (1920): 3-37. Accessed August 15, 2016. and material from collection.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

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


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/08/15 by Kori Nell. EAD finding aid created 2016/08/15 by Kori Nell.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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