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Bernhard Knollenberg collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S1330

Scope and Contents

This collection includes "The National Road across Wayne County" by Thomas B. Searight, 1894, 2 copies; a letter to Dr. Bernhard Knollenberg dated April 22, 1942, from the Library of Congress; maps of Whitewater Valley Country by Harry O. Garman, 1942; a note from Mr. Hill to Bernhardt dated August 6, 1942; an article entitled "Letter Written by Mr. Johann Wolfgang Schreyer" edited by Donald F. Carmony, pp. 283-306, Indiana Magazine of History, September 1944; a photostat of a map showing Whitewater River in section of Indiana; four photostats of card catalog entries for Richmond, Ind. -- Newspapers, 1822-1875; typed information about stage lines in 1832 and 1837; "Recollections of the Early Settlement of Carroll County, Indiana," by Dr. James Hervey Stewart, no date; a Henry J. Shombre biography; a newspaper clipping "Richmond, 1840-1943, William Haughton Became Teacher, Head of Academy," original and copy.

There is also a photostat copy of a 1796 map of the Northwest Territory of the United States (OBC117).


  • 1796, 1894-1942


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

Dr. Bernhard Knollenberg was the Librarian at the Yale University Library in New Haven, Connecticut in 1942. At that time, he was researching the Whitewater Valley in Indiana.


0.07 Cubic Feet (1 folder, 1 large oversize folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Bernhard Knollenberg in 1947.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed 2018/1/25 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised 2021/10/25 by Lauren Patton.
Bernhard Knollenberg 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.