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Indiana writers bibliography collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S1595

Scope and Contents

This collection includes catalogs, bibiliographies, book lists, correspondence, notes and survey forms for local authors by county collected by the Indiana State Library and compiled by public libraries, librarians, and private individuals in Indiana ranging from 1878 to 1914 regarding authors from around the state of Indiana. The correspondence is largely that of State Librarian William E. Henry. Miscellaneous materials include clippings, notes, government documents on copyright, press notices and circulars.


  • 1896-1914


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/Historical Note/Administrative History

Indiana State Librarian William E. Henry conducted an inquiry of Indiana authors around the state, requesting information from librarians, literary clubs, publishers, and private individuals regarding Hoosier writers in 1896-1897. He even sent out survey forms for information on authors from the state's 92 counties.


Items in the collection.


0.04 Cubic Feet (4 folders)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged by format, then chronologically, except in the case of the county author survey, which is organized alphabetically by county.

Folder 1: Catalogs and book lists, 1878-1914, undated Folder 2: Correspondence, 1897 July-November Folder 3: County author survey forms, A-Z, 1896-1897 Folder 4: Miscellaneous materials, 1890s-1914

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:

L570: Indiana State Library collection

Processing Information

Collection processing 2016/03/17 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid created 2016/03/17 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. Reprocessed and EAD finding aid revised 2016/05/06 by Brittany Kropf.
Indiana writers bibliogrraphy 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.