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Whitewater Canal Association minutes

 Collection — Folder: S2329
Identifier: S2329

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a three-page copy of the minutes from Whitewater Canal Association at the Hotel Lincoln in Brookville, Indiana on December 13, 1941 regarding the restoration of the Whitewater Canal. Meeting discussion revolved around the impact of World War II on efforts to restore portions of the canal.


  • 1941 December 13


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

The Whitewater Canal project was originally part of the Mammoth Internal Improvements Act passed by the Indiana legislature in 1836. Before long, the state went bankrupt and construction of the canal resumed under a private company, which completed the canal to Brookville, Indiana in 1843, Connersville in 1845, and Cambridge City in 1846. Chronic problems such as flooding, eroding banks, low water levels, and decaying locks kept the canal from making a profit.

In 1940, a movement began to restore the canal at its southern end. The Whitewater Canal Association was organized on October 21, 1941 in Connersville, Indiana, and the decision to incorporate was determined at its second meeting on November 16, 1941 in Brookville, Indiana. John P. Goodwin of Brookville and Cornelius O'Brien of Lawrenceburg led the organization.


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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from the Whitewater Canal Association in 1942/01


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/12/17 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid created 2015/12/17 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid revised 2016/02/04 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.