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Elkhart County collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S1660

Scope and Contents

This collection includes the following documents related to Elkhart County, Indiana: photostat copies of a poll list and tally sheet from the election of town trustees held on May 4, 1846 at Goshen; an agreement between C.W. Stevens and George D. Copeland and Myron E. Cole regarding the sale of the Goshen Times and a list of advanced payments of subscribers of the newspaper from June 1862; a July 24, 1897 letter sent to George Leonard Chaney of Leominster, Massachusetts from the Elkhart Carriage and Harness Manufacturing Company; photostat copies of the meeting minutes of the Elkhart County Council of Defense from June 1917 to March 1918; a copy of "The Hydraulic Canal," a winning essay by Betty June McCreary that was entered in the Elkhart County Historical Society historical essay contest in April 1939; and a copy of a historical essay by Charles H. Fieldhouse of Elkhart dated June 17, 1956. The collection also includes two business cards for the Traveler's Inn of Elkhart from circa 1977.


  • 1846-circa 1977

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

Elkhart County, Indiana is located in northern Indiana and was established in 1830. New Englanders and people from upstate New York made up the majority of the county's population during the first few decades following its formation. Though the original county seat was at Dunlap, the seat was later moved to the more centrally located Goshen. Other cities and towns in the county include Elkhart, Bristol, Middlebury, Nappanee, and Wakarusa.


Elkhart County, Indiana. "A Brief Overview of Elkhart County's History." About Elkhart County: Our History. Accessed October 18,2021. "My Local: Elkhart County." Accessed October 18, 2021.


0.03 Cubic Feet (3 folders)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as donations, including from Elkhart County Historical Society on 1969/08/19.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/10/18 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2021/10/18 by Laura Eliason.
Elkhart 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.