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Historical Society of Decatur County newsletter

 Collection — Folder: S1656
Identifier: S1656

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a copy of The Bulletin, the newsletter of the Historical Society of Decatur County (Ind.) The November 21, 1959 edition is four pages long and includes a few handwritten notes by an unknown member.


  • 1959/11/01

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 / Historical

The origins of the Historical Society of Decatur County, Indiana date back to 1916. The initial attempt to organize a group was short lived, but another society was established in 1924 and was named the Decatur County Historical Society. In 1928, the group was give space in the old West End School in Greenburg to house its artifacts and genealogy lists. The Society was active until the West School was slated to be razed. The group was inactive for a number of years in the 1950s before a new group, the Historical Society of Decatur County, was organized in 1959. Paul Huber served as the first president of the new group and also served as editor of the Society's newsletter, The Bulletin. The Society is still active and its offices and museum are located in the Shannon-Lathrop house, a 19th century home located in Greensburg.


Historical Society of Decatur County. "History of the Historical Society of Decatur County." Accessed April 16, 2020.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2020/04/17 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2020/04/17 by Laura Eliason.
Historical Society of Decatur County newsletter
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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