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Indiana sesquicentennial medal

 Collection — Folder: S1020
Identifier: S1020

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a medal from 1966 regarding Indiana's sesquicentennial.


  • 1966

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

Indiana's sesquicentennial took place in 1966, celebrating 150 years of statehood. Institutions, organizations and citizens from around the state celebrated Indiana history and it's bright future. The item in this collection is an example of an unofficial medal produced to commemorate the state's sesquicentennial celebrations. The official state sesquicentennial medal was designed by Hoosier artist, Warner Williams and came in four models: $25 and $10 silver pieces available in limited quantities and $4 and $1 bronze pieces with unlimited availability. The unofficial medals, like the collection item, were also sold for $1 a piece.


Buck, Jim. "Medal is Not Official for Sesquicentennial." Indianapolis Star, January 9, 1966.

"Genuine Sesqui Medallions Here." The Daily Banner (Greencastle, IN), April 8, 1966.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection consists of a single item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Bethany Fiechter on 2016/09/21.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed and EAD finding aid created 2017/08/29 by Kristin Lee.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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