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Dubois County collection

 Collection — Folder: S1659
Identifier: S1659

Scope and Contents

This collection includes historical notes compiled by George Pence and copied by George R. Wilson in May 1921 regarding laws passed from 1817 to 1852 related to Dubois County, Indiana; a script and instructions for the settings and publicity of the Dubois County Pageant from the 1950s; 8 prints of original watercolors painted by Mary Anne Nordhoff, a native of Dubois County, and printed for a special souvenir 25th anniversary section of the October 7, 1971 Dubois County Daily Herald; and a button from the Jasper Strassenfest held August 1-4, 2019.


  • 1921-2019

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

Dubois County, Indiana was established in 1818 from land in the eastern end of Pike County. The county was named for Toussaint Dubois, a captain during the Battle of Tippecanoe and the War of 1812. The first permanent white settlers came to the area around 1801 and Captain Dubois was the first white settler to purchase land in the area in 1807. Portersville was the first county seat, but the seat was moved to Jasper in 1830. Other communities in the county include Huntingburg, Birdseye, Ferdinand, Holland, Dubois, and St. Anthony.


Dubois County, Indiana. "County History." Explore Dubois County. Accessed Ocotber 15, 2021. "My Local: Dubois County." Accessed October 15, 2021.

Wilson, George R. History of Dubois County From Its Primitive Days to 1910. Jasper, IN: The Author, 1910.


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 a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/10/15 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2021/10/15 by Laura Eliason.
Dubois County collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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