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Speedway, Indiana history collection

 Collection — Folder: S1602
Identifier: S1602

Scope and Contents

The collection includes a copy of the Marion County Commissioners meeting minutes in Indiana on July 14, 1926 regarding the incorporation of the town of Speedway, Indiana and including a survey of Speedway, a census of the heads of families living there, and copies of the petition and notice text presented to the commissioners.


  • 1926/07/14


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

The town of Speedway in Wayne Township, Marion County, Indiana started as a residentiatl suberb, which took its name from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It was incorporated as a town in 1926 with a population of 507 people. The notice requesting incorporation was posted at three public places, all located on Main Street in Speedway. Those places were: William Rosner's Drug Store, Joseph Aulback Barber Shop, and Beeler & Hodgson Garage. The petition for incorporation was presented to the Marion County Board of Commissioners on June 26, 1926. In 2010, Speedway had a population of 11,812 people.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged numerically by page number.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records donation from the town of Speedway, Indiana in 1974.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/4/14 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid created 2016/4/14 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised 2016/05/10 by Brittany Kropf.
Speedway, Indiana history 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.