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St. Joseph County collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S1691

Scope and Contents

The collection includes various items about the history of St. Joseph County, Indiana, and the surrounding South Bend area.

Folder one includes a postcard of Studebaker’s, South Bend, Indiana, stamped 1914; business card of Birdsell Manufacturing Company, South Bend, Indiana, undated; and two-page newspaper clipping of "A Business Biography of Leading Firms in the Michiana Area", the South Bend Tribune, January 1.

Folder two includes a typed copy of a six-page address by Otto M. Knoblock, April 13, 1926, titled "Indian Trails"; a two-page document, including an original handwritten dictation by C.B. Coleman, of Charles Stoltz, South Bend; a typed summary page, regarding corrections about the history of the bridges of South Bend, Indiana, undated; a three-page mimeographed copy of organization of the Associated Charities of South Bend, undated; a four-page photocopy of the "History of the Kindergarten Movement in South Bend", by Mamie Kindig, January 11, 1927; an eight-page mimeographed copy of a list, titled "Names, Places, and Localities of Historic South Bend"; an original one-page letter from Major General Delmar T. Spivey, Culver Military Academy, to David Turnbull, Mishawaka, Indiana, October 4, 1966, regarding an invitation to meet with the executive board; and a three page letter from The Singer Manufacturing Company, South Bend, to the Indiana Historical Bureau, dated September 30, 1949 regarding an outline of the history of the South Bend Singer plant, and listing of Singer Factories throughout the world.


  • 1914, 1926, 1927, 1949, 1966


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

St. Joseph County, Indiana, established in 1830, was named for the St. Joseph River, which flows into Lake Michigan. Its capital is South Bend.



0.02 Cubic Feet (2 folders)

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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 2017/08/03 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid created 2017/08/03 by Linda Gellert.
St. Joseph 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.