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Historical Society of Porter County, Inc. newsletter

 Collection — Folder: S0683
Identifier: S0683

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a newsletter of the Historical Society of Porter County Inc. from 1971. The newsletter contains transcriptions of the group's first attempt at creating oral histories, with different members of the community relating stories about family members who were early pioneers of Porter County, Indiana and discussions of the county's historic buildings. One interview of note relates an older gentleman's rememberances from his childhood of his time spent with Lew Wallace.


  • 1971


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

Porter County is located in northwestern Indiana. The county consists of 12 townships and was established in 1836. The Historical Society collected local artifacts and history for Indiana's Centennial in 1916 and a museum was created from this collection. The museum continued under the control of the Historical Society until 2010 when the society signed over the collection to the newly formed Museum Board of Trustees.


Porter County Museum. "History of the Museum." Porter Count Museum of History. Accessed November 19, 2015.

Shook, Steven R. "A Brief History of Porter County." Porter County, Indiana. Accessed November 19, 2015.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Wayne B. Horney on 1971/09.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/11/19 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2015/11/19 by Laura Eliason.
Historical Society of Porter County, Inc. newsletter
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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