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State Archaeological Association of Indiana Circulars collection

 Collection — Folder: S1483
Identifier: S1483

Scope and Contents

The collection contains circulars no. 2 and no. 5 of the State Archaeological Association of Indiana. The circulars detail the mission of the association and also list the dates for the first meeting, October 17 and 18, 1876 and the second meeting, September 12 and 13, 1877.


  • 1876-1877


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

In September 1875, a meeting was called in the rooms of the State Geologist in the Indiana Statehouse to form an archaeological association. Attendees were urged to bring relics of prehistoric man to contribute towards the formation of a State Archaeological Museum. At this meeting, the State Archeological Association of Indiana was formed. The mission of the State Archaeological Association of Indiana was to create a state museum, to have an annual meeting, and present research findings. This association’s idea of a State Archaeological Museum was the precursor to the Indiana State Museum.


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.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2004/11 by Lucinda Barnhart. Finding aid revised 2015/10/30 by Bethany Fiechter. EAD finding aid created 2018/05/30 by Lauren Patton.


State Archaeological Association of Indiana Circulars 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.