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Gettysburg Address Reenactment collection

 Collection — Folder: S1439
Identifier: S1439

Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence pertaining to the Gettysburg Address Reenactment performed at the Indiana State Capitol in Indianapolis on November 19, 1980. The program entitled "A New Birth of Freedom," which includes pictures of the participants in costume, is also available in the collection.


  • 1980


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.

Administrative History

The Gettysburg Address Reenactment was performed at the Indiana State Capitol in Indianapolis, Indiana on November 19, 1980. Members of the Indianapolis Civil War Round Table and the New Birth of Freedom Society, formed in 1980, sponsored the reenactment. Elbert L. Watson was the General Chairman of the reenactment committee of eleven people. John "Scotty" Selch portrayed Maryland Governor Augustus Bradford in the performance.

The Indianapolis Civil War Round Table, an organization of amateur and professional historians from Central Indiana with an interest in the American Civil War. was founded by Alan Nolan, Harry Grube and Rudolf Haerle in 1955.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)


This collection is arranged by chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from John "Scotty" Selch on 1980/11/21.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/05/14 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid created 2014/05/14 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised 2015/07/25 by Brittany Kropf.
Gettysburg Address Reenactment 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.