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Gendron Wintin collection

Identifier: L274

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of notebooks on Shelby County history and genealogy, including copies of newspaper stories and reminiscences on Shelby County in the 19th century.

The collection also contains a published map titled Shelbyville Indiana Wards and Precincts (ca. 1932) (OB053), a published plat book titled, Plat Book of Shelby County, Indiana, Keyes Map Service, Peru, Indiana (circa 1932), and a hand-drawn map titled Original Town of Shelbyville believed to be drawn by Abel Cole, a county agent.


  • 1932, 1957, undated


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

Gendron Wintin, born about 1896, was president and curator of the Shelby County Historical Museum. Gendron was married to Walter Wintin. Gendron Wintin died in 1962, and is buried at the Forest Hill Cemetery Shelbyville, Shelby County, Indiana.


0.35 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box, 1 medium oversize folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged by chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation in January 1965.


No further additions are expected.

Related Materials

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

OB053: Gendron Wintin oversize collection

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/02/18 by Brent Abercrombie. EAD finding aid created 2015/02/18 by Brent Abercrombie. EAD finding aid revised 2021/10/18 by Brittany Kropf.


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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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