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Indiana Battle Flag Commission records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S1773

Scope and Contents

This collection includes documents from David I. McCormick and the Indiana Battle Flag Commission created in the process of researching Indiana battle flags and conducting the business of the Commission from 1864 to 1931. Included are an anecdote about Captain David Van Buskirk about the 27th Indiana recorded by McCormick, information about flags and regimental histories, correspondence about the creation of the catalogue of Indiana battle flags, correspondence seeking Indiana battle flags privately held, lists of flags, records of public presentation, and the published catalogues.


  • 1864-1931


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.

Administrative History

"In January 1909, in keeping with the provisions of an act of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, Governor J. Frank Hanly appointed the members of the Indiana Battle Flag Commission, whose duty it was to repair, encase and preserve the battle flags of the State of Indiana.

From the creation of the Commission to the present time [1924] they have built eighty-one cases containing flas which at present time are located in the Capitol building."


Statement of Receipts and Expenditures of the Indiana Battle Flag Commission from January 1, 1909 to September 30, 1924. Indianapolis, Ind.: National Printing Co., 1924, p. 1.


0.02 Cubic Feet (2 folders)

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This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/03/16 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid created 2017/03/16 by Lauren Patton
Indiana Battle Flag Commission records
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.