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Delaware County Jail matron's diaries

Identifier: L210

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of work diaries of an unidentified jail matron in Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana during the years 1935-1938. The matron’s responsibilities primarily involved relief assistance to the poor in Muncie, rather than work with jail inmates. The diaries detail the amount of relief given each day and name who received the aid.


  • 1935-1938


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

During 1935-1938, the Delaware County Jail was located at 218 N. High, Muncie, Indiana. No information is known about the jail matron that created the diaries.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)


This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Robert B. Bardbury on 1943/11/04.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2004 September by Lucinda Barnhart. EAD finding aid created 2004 September by Lucinda Barnhart. EAD finding aid revised 2015/11/16 by Edythe Huffman.
Delaware County Jail matron's diaries
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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