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John J. Powell collection

 Collection — Folder: S1073
Identifier: S1073

Scope and Contents

This collection includes primarily letters, envelopes, and postcards from Indiana soldiers who served in World War I to John Powell, ranging from 1918-1921 regarding their personal experiences during the War.


  • 1899-1921

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

Although World War I began on July 28, 1914, the United States did not officially enter until 1917. Indiana sent more than 130,000 soldiers to the battlefields, and more than 3,000 of them died. The war ended on November 11, 1918. John J. Powell wrote to several Indiana soldiers in the war.


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 John J. Powell on 1933/01/05.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/06/18 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid created 2015/06/18 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid revised 2017/03/14 by Lauren Patton.
John J. Powell 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.