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Indiana State Civic Union collection

 Collection — Folder: S1586
Identifier: S1586

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a two page brief written by D. B. Johnson, state superintendent of the Indiana State Civic Union, regarding his opposition to Indiana Senate Bill No. 259. The 1917 bill to legalize the showing of motion pictures on Sundays thoughout Indiana was signed by Governor Goodrich on March 8, but then withdrawn by him and vetoed the following day after he learned that an amendment requiring that movies not be shown until after 2:00 p.m. had been removed from the bill.


  • 1917

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.

Historical note

The Indiana State Civic Union was established in the fall of 1909 with Reverend D. B. (David Brown) serving as state superintendent. The organization championed social, civic and moral reform through education, legislation and law enforcement. The issues of interest to the group were purity of the ballot, the Sabbath, social purity, gambling, profanity, temperance, sanitation, industrial equity, and the peace movement. The Union's official publication was The Sovereign Citizen.


Information found within collection.

"General Statement." The Sovereign Citizen (Greencastle, Ind.), June 1910.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of one item.

Custodial History

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


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2020/01/27 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2020/01/27 by Laura Eliason.
Indiana State Civic Union 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.