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Municipal League of Indiana collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S1613

Scope and Contents

This collection comprises programs, newspaper clippigns, meeting minutes, and member lists of the Municipal League of Indiana from around Indiana ranging from 1899 to 1905, regarding the organization's activities in law enforcement and municipal improvements thorughout the state.


  • 1899-1905


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

William Dimond, city marshal of Huntington, Indiana, helped found the Indiana Municiapl League on February 16, 1889 for the purpose of police officers from different cities working together in ferreting out crime and apprehending criminals. Leading up to the creation of the organization, an organized gang of thieves had caused law enforcement offices considerable trouble in northern Indiana, including the city of Huntington, the year before.

The League expanded its original purpose of aiding policemen in catching criminals, circa 1903 to the installation of sewers, repair of sidewalks, tramps, street improvement, and legal departments for municipalities.


Items in the collection.

Municipal League of Indiana. The Official Report of the Proceedings of the Twenty-Eighth Session of the Municipal League of Indiana. Washington, Indiana, June 26-27, 1918, 92.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a transfer from the Indiana State Archives in 1973/12.


No further additions are expected.

Related Materials

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

V171: Municipal League of Indiana minute book

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/05/26 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid completed 2016/05/26 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised 2016/06/20 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid updated 2019/10/16 by Lauren Patton.
Municipal League of Indiana 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.