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General Casimir Pulaski collection

 Collection — Folder: S1089
Identifier: S1089

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of three presidential proclamations declaring General Pulaski Memorial Day for October 11 in three different years, 1934, 1935, and 1937. All three of the proclamations, which are copies, were signed by President Frankin D. Roosevelt and Secretary of State Cordell Hull.


  • 1934, 1935, 1937

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.

Biographical Note

Casimir Pulaski (1745-1779) came from Poland to fight in the American Revolution. He saved the life of George Washington, created the Pulaski Cavalry Legion, and became a general in the Continental Army. During the Battle of Savannah, Casimir led a daring charge, was wounded, and died soon afterwards. He is one of only seven people to be given honorary United States citizenship. He never married and has no descendants. October 11, 1779, was the date of Casimir's death in Savannah, Georgia, following the battle against the British. He was 34 years old.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged by chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Ignatius Werwinski on 1937/08/02.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed 2014/09/25 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.
General Casimir Pulaski collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.