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Switzerland County collection

 Collection — Folder: S1697
Identifier: S1697

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a copy of the constitution of the Switzerland County Agricultural Society dated January 29, 1866 and signed by the organization's secretary Thomas H. Downey and a program for the May 11, 1933 commencement exercises from the common school graduates of Pleasant and Craig Townships.


  • 1866-1933

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

Switzerland County is located in the southeastern corner of Indiana. Called "Little Switzerland" by early settlers, the county was organized in 1814. The early Swiss immigrants were drawn to the area by the supposed adaptability of the soil for growing grapes. Vevay, the county seat, was platted in 1813 and has the reputation of being the home of the first commercial winery in the United States.


Danglade, Annette. "Early Days in Switzerland County." Indiana Magazine of History 13, no. 2 (June 1917): 151-156.

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

Town of Vevay, Indiana. "Town." Accessed December 2, 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 records transfer from the Indiana State Archives on 1936/07/01.


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.
Switzerland County collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.