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The Seed Sower clippings

 Collection — Folder: S1952
Identifier: S1952

Scope and Contents

This collection includes photocopies of articles printed in the supplement of The Seed Sower in 1894. The articles include a list of the Prohibition Party candidates for state offices, the Indiana State Prohibition platform adopted on March 15, 1894, the address given by Chairman P. T. McWhirter at the State Prohibition Convention on March 15th, and the article, "How to Lose a Vote."


  • 1894


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 Prohibition Party is the oldest minor political party in the United States. It was founded in 1869 and members campaigned for legislation that would prohibit the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors. The Prohibition Party of Indiana was established in 1884 and the following year the state's official prohibition newspaper, Indiana Phalanx, began publishing. In 1894, the publishers of the Phalanx began printing The Seed Sower, a cheap weekly campaign newspaper issued under the supervision of the state committee to generate more votes for the Prohibition Party candidates. The first "specimen" copies were distributed at the state convention on March 15, 1894 and members were encouraged to buy multiple copies to distribute in their communities.


[The Seed Sower] Indiana Phalanx, March 1, 1894. p.4, col. 1.

[The Seed Sower] Indiana Phalanx, March 8, 1894. p.4, col. 1.

Encyclopædia Britannica. "Prohibition Party." Encyclopædia Britannica Inc. 2018. Accessed August 15, 2018.

Ostrander, Bob. Indiana Prohibition: The Story of Dry Indiana. Indianapolis, Indiana: CreateSpace, 2015.


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 Mildred Kepner on 1976/03/22.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 1998 by Philip N. Williams and on 2018/08/15 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2018/08/15 by Laura Eliason.
The Seed Sower clippings
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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