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Hendricks County collection

 Collection — Folder: S1671
Identifier: S1671

Scope and Contents

This collection includes carbon copies of transcriptions made by Helen C. Waddell in 1971 of the following articles from the Plainfield, Indiana Friday Caller : "Clayton's History" published on March 26, 1909, "Hazelwood's Steady Growth" from April 2, 1909, "Doras Hiss Interviewed" from October 22, 1909, and "Plainfield Early Days," originally published in the paper as "Dorcas G. Hiss Tells of Plainfield Early Days" on October 18, 1912.

This collection also has copies of Waddell's transcriptions of "A Glimpse of the Past," a biographical sketch of Jesse B. Carter from circa 1928, and "History of Plainfield," an article written by Temple Mendenhall and published in the Plainfield Messenger on February 27, 1930.


  • 1909-1971

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

Hendricks County, Indiana was established in 1824 and named for William Hendricks, the third governor of Indiana. Danville, the county seat, was founded the same year and was incorporated in 1835. Other cities and towns in the county include Amo, Avon, Brownsburg, Clayton, Coatesville, Lizton, North Salem, Plainfield, Pittsboro and Stilesville. The county also has a number of unincorporated communities, including Belleville, Cartersburg, Hadley, Hazelwood, New Winchester, and Reno.


Hadley, John Vestal. History of Hendricks County, Indiana: Her People, Industries and Institutions. Indianapolis, Ind.: B.F. Bowen and Co., Inc., 1914.

State of Indiana. "My Local: Hendricks County." Accessed November 23, 2021.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Ida Mae Miller.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 1998 by Philip N. Williams. EAD finding aid created 2021/11/23 by Laura Eliason.
Hendricks 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.