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Steuben County collection

 Collection — Folder: S1695
Identifier: S1695

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a copy of the circa 1948 document "Indiana Place Name Project," which consists of directions on how to establish of list of present and past place names and the origin and meaning of each and six pages of Steuben County place names listed in alphabetical order. The collection also includes photocopies of the following items: two newspaper clippings from January and April 1966 of "Sesquicentennial Scrapbook," a column written by Jim Guthrie, assistant director of the Indiana Sesquicentennial Commission; a February 24, 1966 letter sent by Hermon Phillips of Camp Pokagon to "The Chief" (Warren Otto Goodwin) of the “Land of Kapoosh” at Coldwater, Michigan; a February 27, 1966 letter from Goodwin to Phillips; two letters sent to Goodwin in March 1966 from Jim Guthrie; and a March 11, 1966 letter sent by Goodwin to Mr. Sharrow of the Steuben County Historical Society. One additional item in the collection is an undated picture of a boy working on a snowman to the side of a doorway with the caption “Pokagon State Park, Indiana” printed below the image.


  • circa 1948-1966

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

Steuben County, located in the northeast corner of Indiana, was organized in 1837 and named for Baron Frederick von Steuben, a Prussian military officer who came to America and served the patriot cause during the Revolutionary War. Angola, the county seat, was founded in 1838. Pokagon State Park, located on the shores of Lake James near Angola, became Indiana's fifth state park when it was established in 1925.


City of Angola, Indiana. "Community Information." Accessed December 1, 2021.

History of Steuben County, Indiana: Together With Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Towns...and Biographies of Representative Citizens. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co., 1885.

Steuben County Tourism Bureau. "Pokagon: Pokagon State Park." Visit Steuben County, Indiana. Accessed December 1, 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 donations.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/12/01 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2021/12/01 by Laura Eliason.
Steuben 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.