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Morgan County, Indiana collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S2093

Scope and Contents

This collection contains various items related to Morgan County, Indiana and its communities. Folder 1 includes a handwritten list of fourteen historical firsts regarding Mooresville, Indiana from an April 21, 1902 letter possibly written by Ida Fogleman; a circa 1960 typewritten essay by an unknown author about the establishment of the Mooresville School by the White Lick Monthly Meeting of the Society of Friends; and a photostat copy of a 1958 typewritten history of the Morgantown Methodist Church by an unknown author.

Folder 2 includes a circa 1916 souvenir print of the Mooresville Public Library that was printed compliments of the Claude E. Watson, proprietor of the Corner Durg Store; a broadside advertisement for the Martinsville Annual Fall Foliage Festival from 1965; and a 1970 tour map of Morgan County along with a list of 57 places of note marked on the map.


  • 1902-1970

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

Morgan County, Indiana, was established in 1822 and was named for Revolutionary War General Daniel Morgan. The county has several cities and towns, including Bethany, Brooklyn, Martinsville, Mooresville, Morovia, Morgantown, and Paragon. Martinsville, the largest city, is the county seat and Mooresville is second in population.


Stats Indiana. "Morgan County, Indiana." Indiana IN Depth. Accessed August 19, 2021.


0.02 Cubic Feet (2 folders)

Language of Materials



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 2021/08/19 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2021/08/19 by Laura Eliason.
Morgan County, Indiana 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.