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Franklin County Negro register facsimile

 Collection — Folder: S2144
Identifier: S2144

Scope and Contents

This collection includes one facsimile of a Negro register from Franklin County, Indiana, 1852.


  • 1852

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 Note/Historical Note/Administrative History

"By the time Indiana became a state, the antislavery faction had assumed political leadership. The 1816 Constitution clearly prohibited slavery and involuntary servitude. The effects of the 1816 Constitution and of Indiana Supreme Court rulings in favor of blacks over the next decades slowly eliminated slavery and indentured servitude in Indiana. Nothing was done however to restore civil rights to the growing black population in Indiana.

Blacks were not allowed to vote or to serve in the militia. They could not testify in court cases involving whites. Black children were not allowed to attend public schools. After 1831, black settlers in Indiana were required to register with county authorities and to post a $500 bond as a guarantee of good behavior."

"Being Black in Indiana". Indiana Historical Bureau. Accessed February 18, 2016.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from J.C. McKillip on 1933/11/17.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/02/18 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid created 2016/02/18 by Lauren Patton.
Franklin County Negro register facsimile
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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