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Grant County collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S1667

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a number of items related to Upland, Grant County, Indiana, including undated pamphlets about Upland; a 1931 booklet from the annual homecoming of Arcana Lodge No. 427; a pamphlet printed by the Upland Chamber of Commerce to promote the town’s 1967 centennial celebration; undated pamphlets for the Upland Train Depot Project; a pamphlet about the town's 125th anniversary celebration from September 1992; Upland Area Historical Society newsletters from 2003-2004; water quality report pamphlets from 2004 to 2008; and an undated letter sent to a Ms. A.K. Holcombe from Doris Bugher Sinks requesting information about Jacob Bugher and copies of research documents related to Bugher.

Other items in the collection related to Grant County include Lewis Wallace, Jr.’s stock certificate for the Queen City Electric Railway Company of Marion dated June 30, 1892; , a 1970 pamphlet published by the Indiana and Michigan Electric Company regarding Marion, Indiana; a copy of the historical sketch "Oak Chapel Church: 1876-1976"; two copies of the Indiana Department of Commerce "Wander Indiana" calendar of events for the spring and summer of 1982; a packet of research material, student activities and questions regarding the War of 1812 and the Battle of the Mississinewa from circa 1987; a copy of the July 1992 Historical Gazette, a newsletter printed by the Grant County Historical Society; a pamphlet for the Mississinewa 1812 program in October 2004; and a booklet for the Marion Philharmonic Orchestra's 2005-2006 season.


  • 1892-2008

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

Grant County, located in north central Indiana, was established in 1831 and named for Captains Samuel and Moses Grant. Marion, the county seat, was founded that same year and was named for Francis Marion, a Revolutionary War general. The town of Upland, home of Taylor University, was laid out by Jacob Bugher in 1867. Other cities and towns in the county include Gas City, Sweetser, Swayzee, and Van Buren.


Information found within collection.

City of Marion, Indiana. "History." Accessed November 22, 2021.

State of Indiana. "My Local: Grant County." Accessed November 22, 2021.


0.03 Cubic Feet (3 folders)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as donation from Hubert Hawkins on 1965/02/04 and from the Taylor University Archives on 2016/06/10.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/11/22 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2021/11/22 by Laura Eliason.
Grant County collection
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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