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Paul "Mike" Burns letter

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S1370

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the letter to Paul "Mike" Burns informing him of induction into the Sagamores of the Wabash. The typed letter, dated December 16, 1964, is from Indiana Governor Matthew E. Welsh.

The collection also includes the Sagamore of the Wabash award (OB210)


  • 1964


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

Paul "Mike" Burns, a Democrat, was the mayor of Fort Wayne from 1959-1963. In 1964, he was awarded the highest honor a Hoosier could receive from the Governor of Indiana, the Sagamore of the Wabash.


Political Graveyard. “Fort Wayne Mayors.” Accessed March 2006.


0.06 Cubic Feet (1 folder, 1 medium oversize folder)

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This collection includes one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Paul Burns.


No further additions are expected.

Related Archival Material

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

OB210: Paul "Mike" Burns, Sagamore of the Wabash award

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2006/03 by Benjamin Clark. Finding aid updated 2015/11/13 by Edyth Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2018/05/30; 2021/09/13 by Lauren Patton.
Paul "Mike" Burns letter
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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