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LaPorte County collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S2084

Scope and Contents

This collection primarily consists of copies of articles related to the history of LaPorte County, Indiana. They include "Prehistoric LaPorte" by Warren C. Ransburg, "Old Mills of LaPorte County" by Dr. S. Arthur Stewart, an obituary of Mrs. Viola Andrew Cochran from the LaPorte Herald Argus on March 13, 1930, "History of the Trail Creek Region", "Michigan City's First Hundred Years", "A Survey of Michigan City", and an address to the Indiana Historical Society by Jay Archibald Holmes.

Also within the collection: a letter to Lew Wallace, Jr. from H. H. Root dated January 6, 1893, "The Open Door", a short play by Ruth Andrew Coffeen, Dwyer Products Corporation datasheets, and a ditch notice that appeared in newsprint, circa 1898.


  • 1893-1956

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.

Biographical / Historical

LaPorte County is located in northwest Indiana. Its largest city is Michigan City. It was home to the Potawatomi tribe before the appearance of white settlers from the east.


0.02 Cubic Feet (2 folders)

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Custodial History

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


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2019/09/25 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid created 2019/09/25 by Lauren Patton.
LaPorte County 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.