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Attica, Indiana centennial celebration collection

 Collection — Folder: S1915
Identifier: S1915

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a promotional flyer for the Attica, Indiana centennial celebration held on June 23-29, 1966, with information regarding “The Attica Story” pageant and other celebration activities printed on one side and a calendar of events printed on the reverse side. The collection also includes four items regarding the Psi Iota Xi Tour of Homes held on June 28: a tour ticket; a list of the six homes on the tour with owner’s names, addresses, and descriptions of the homes; a sheet with “Visit the House of Dolls at 800 South Perry Street” with descriptions of the antiques, miniatures, dolls, and doll houses available for viewing; and a copy of a hand-drawn map of Attica with the locations of the homes on the tour marked.


  • 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

The city of Attica is located in Logan Township in Fountain County, Indiana. First platted by George Hollingsworth in 1825, Attica was incorporated as a town in 1849. In early 1866, a city charter was obtained and the first city election was held on the third Monday in June of that year. In June 1966, a seven-day centennial celebration was held that included the pageant, "The Attica Story," a tour of distinctive homes, a carnival, an ice cream social and a number of other activities that brought a record number of visitors to the small community during the weeklong celebration.


Attica, Indiana. "History of Attica." 2013. Accessed August 24, 2020.

"Attica's Centennial a Whizbang." Journal-Courier (Lafayette, Ind.), July 2, 1966.

Beckwith, H.W. History of Fountain County: Together with Historic Notes on the Wabash Valley,Gleaned from Early Authors, Old Maps and Manuscripts. Chciago: H.H. Hill and N. Iddings, 1881.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Terri Wargo of the West Lebanon-Pike Township Public Library in 2016.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2020/08/26 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2020/08/26 by Laura Eliason.


Attica, Indiana centennial celebration 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.