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Indiana Library Association letters

 Collection — Folder: S1575
Identifier: S1575

Scope and Contents

The two letters in this collection were written by M. Eileen Ahern, the Assistant State Librarian, to Arthur Cunningham in Terre Haute. In the December 2, 1891, letter, she tells Mr. Cunningham about attending the American Library Association meeting in California, and her hopes that Indiana libraries will organize so they can exchange books between libraries. She suggested a gathering on December 30 at the State Library.

Her second letter, December 16, 1891, reports to Mr. Cunningham that she is disappointed in the lack of response to her 30 letters; only six librarians replied. She wrote: "I fear the association will not be forthcoming."


  • 1891


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

M. Eileen Ahern was the Assistant State Librarian when she wrote these two letters to Arthur Cunningham in Terre Haute. J. P. Dunn, Jr., was the Librarian of the Indiana State Library.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)


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 and finding aid completed 2018/9/13 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.
Indiana Library Association letters
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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