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Boone County collection

 Collection — Folder: S1649
Identifier: S1649

Scope and Contents

This collection includes the following items related to Boone County, Indiana: a program for the Free Exhibit of Vegetables and Flowers contest for school children sponsored by the Civic League and held at the Lebanon Courthouse in September 1917, a copy of the May 1920 "Know Your Community Better Study" report created for Sugar Creek Township and Thorntown under the auspicies of the American Red Cross, and Mrs. Myrtle Pratt's handwritten history of the "Old Union Church" in Jackson Township dated December 1938.


  • 1917-1938

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.

Historical Note

Boone County, Indiana was organized in 1830 and named for frontiersman Daniel Boone. The county has twelve townships: Center, Clinton, Eagle, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Marion, Perry, Sugar Creek, Union, Washington, and Worth. Jamestown served as the first county seat before it was moved to Lebanon around 1833. Other towns in the county include Advance, Thorntown, Whitestown, and Zionsville.

Sources: "History of Boone County." Indiana: Boone County. Accessed October 28, 2021.

State of Indiana. "My Local: Boone County." Accessed October 28, 2021.

Jamestown, Indiana. "Proud History." Accessed October 28, 2021.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as donations.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/10/28 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2021/10/28 by Laura Eliason.
Boone County 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.