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Kendallville, Indiana Fair collection

 Collection — Folder: S1988
Identifier: S1988

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a commercially printed advertisement from Kendallville Fair in Kendallville, Indiana ranging from 1907/09/23 to 1907/09/27 regarding attending the fair. On the verso, there is Confederate currency of $500.00, dated February 17, 1864.


  • 1907

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

Kendallville had a fairground, which featured a racetrack, between 1846 and the Civil War. It is not known what activities took place there, besides a Civil War encampment. The county fair was first held in Albion, then moved to Ligonier in 1865, and in 1883, October 9-13, Kendallville held its first fair, on land owned by John Mitchell and leased to the fair until 1895, when the stockholders purchased it. Boys and girls' 4-H club work was inaugurated at the fair in 1920.The Ligonier Fair was eventually eclipsed by the Kendallville Fair, which officially became the Noble County Fair.

"History of Noble County Fair". (1986) In 150 years of Noble County. Noble County History Book Committee: Dallas, TX. (p. 9).

Misselman, Mrs. Henry G. (1952). History of Kendallville. Kendallville Public Library: Kendallville, IN. (p.66-75)


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

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


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed on 2014/08/04 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created on 2014/08/04 by Edythe Huffman.
Kendallville, Indiana Fair 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.