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Indiana Historical Bureau correspondence and papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S1569

Scope and Contents

Theis collection includes correspondence written to Dorothy Riker in 1949, containing information to include in a historical almanac of industries and manufacturers to be published by the Indiana Historical Bureau. There are also photostats and typed translations from the U.S. National Archives on Indian affairs in the Northwest Territory ranging from 1785 to 1786, including a deposition from William Doleman regarding contact of the British with Native Americans, a letter from Richard Butler and Samuel H. Parsons, and a report from William Clark on negotiating treaties with Native peoples.


  • 1785-1786, 1949


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 Historical Bureau was first founded as the Indiana Historical Commission in 1915 for the purpose of planning Indiana's centennial. The bureau operates a state's historical marker program and has published documentary editions of the papers of prominent early Hoosiers such as John Tipton, William Henry Harrison, Jonathan Jennings, and others. Its mission is to provide opportunities for Indiana citizens to learn and teach about the history of their communities, state, and relationships to the country and the world. With the passage of an act of the Indiana General Assembly in 2018, the historical bureau is a division of the Indiana State Library, where the bureau is located (House Enrolled Act 1412 - Public Law 42-2018, Indiana Code 4-23).


Indiana Historical Bureau. "About the Indiana Historical Bureau." Accessed September 7, 2018.


0.03 Cubic Feet (3 folders)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically and alphabetically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records transfer from the Indiana Historical Bureau.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2018/09/06 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid created 2018/09/06 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised 2018/09/07 by Brittany Kropf.
Indiana Historical Bureau correspondence and papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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