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Indiana Public Welfare collection

Identifier: L196

Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence, reports, articles, and organizational histories from the Indiana Department of Public Welfare, previously Indiana State Board of Charities, ranging from 1847 to 1964 regarding charity work and welfare topics.


  • 1847-1961


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 Indiana Public Welfare Act of 1936 made Indiana eligible to receive grants-in-aid from the federal government for aid to the aged, the blind, and dependent children. The Indiana General Assembly established the State Department of Public Welfare to supervise the programs. Additionally, the duties and responsibilities formerly delegated to the Board of State Charities were transferred to the new state department.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)

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This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

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


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:

L025: Amos W. Butler collection

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/06/03 by Brent Abercrombie. EAD finding aid created 2015/06/04 by Brent Abercrombie.
Indiana Public Welfare 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.