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Sullivan County collection

 Collection — Folder: S1696
Identifier: S1696

Scope and Contents

This collection includes the following items related to Sullivan County, Indiana: an April 10, 1892 letter stating that Mattie Tarwater was a member in good standing with the Church of Christ at Shaker Prairie; two copies of "The History of Alum Cave," a historical essay by Bess M. Smith of Coalmont, Indiana that was copied November 7, 1931; and a handwritten copy made in 1950 of Dr. H. N. Helms's family history from Dr. James B. Maple's book, A Medical History of Sullivan county, Indiana.


  • 1892-1950

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

Sullivan County, Indiana was formed in 1817 and named for Daniel Sullivan, a Revolutionary War hero. The city of Sullivan serves as the county seat. For many years Sullivan County was one of the most important coal-producing areas in Indiana.


State of Indiana. "My Local: Sullivan County." Accessed December 2, 2021.

Harper, Denver. "Coal Mining in Sullivan County, Indiana: Indiana Geological Survey Special Report 43." Indiana Geological and Water Survey. Accessed December 2, 2021.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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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 2021/12/02 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2021/12/02 by Laura Eliason.
Sullivan 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.