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John Nipp, Sr. reminiscences

 Collection — Folder: S2197
Identifier: S2197

Scope and Contents

This collection has the original handwritten, three-page draft as well as the two-page typed transcript of John Nipp Sr.'s reminiscences written on December 24, 1935, with a description of the old log schoolhouse circa 1855-1856 in Washington Township, Rush County, Indiana.


  • 1935 December 24

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

According to the account, schoolhouses in Indiana between 1821 and 1850 were quite rustic, made of logs and built in the woods with disregard for township lines.

In Rush County, John Nipp was one of eight people "who helped materially on" the old Silver Schoolhouse, a round-log building, which was still standing circa 1855-1856, before a new one was built in District 9, Washington Township, Rush County, Indiana.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged as paginated.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Denzil Doggett on 1936/01/15.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/07/02 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid created 2015/07/02 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised 2016/02/08 by Brittany Kropf.
John Nipp, Sr. reminiscences
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.