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Governor's Voluntary Action program collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S1821

Scope and Contents

This collection contains material created circa 1980s during Indiana Governor Robert D. Orr’s administration, including two copies of “Thank You,” a booklet that describes and promotes the Governor’s Voluntary Action Program, two blank certificates created to recognize the attendance and completion of the program “Institute on Volunteerism: Strategies for Success” that was to be awarded jointly by Ball State University and the Governor’s Voluntary Action Program, and two blank Commendation certificates.

The collection also consists of an oversize folder (B048) that contains two copies of blank forms for the “Distinguished Service Award” to be given in appreciation of volunteer efforts in service of the Indiana Adult Literacy Coalition and two copies of blank certificates for the following: Citizen Participation Award, Community Service Award, Corporate Service Award, Health Care Award, Honor Award, Humanities Award, Literacy Award, Program Director Award, School Volunteer Award, Older American Award, and Youth Service Award.


  • circa 1980s

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

The Governor's Voluntary Action Program was created in May 1974 to recognize the outstanding achievements of Indiana volunteers. Nominations were accepted throughout the year accompanied by a statement from the nominator. Though the program was discontinued in 1997, Indiana continued to recognize its volunteers through the Indiana Commission on Commuinity Service and Volunteerism and the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, and by Serve Indiana, a division of the Department of Workforce Development that was created in 2014.


Information found within collection.

State of Indiana. "Serve Indiana: About Us." Accessed March 25, 2021.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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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.

Related Materials

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

B048: Governor's Voluntary Action Program certificates

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 1999 by Philip N. Williams. EAD finding aid created 2021/03/25 by Laura Eliason.
Governor's Voluntary Action Program 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.