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South Whitley Community Public Library collection

 Collection — Folder: S2353
Identifier: S2353

Scope and Contents

This collection contains photocopies of essays written about the early history of South Whitley and Cleveland Township of Whitley County, Indiana and compiled for South Whitley's centennial celebration in 1937. The history includes photocopies of an essay about Collamer, another small community in Cleveland Township; a typewritten transcription of "Time Out-Witted," an article regarding the “quarti-centennial” reunion of the members of the old Springfield Academy printed in a South Whitley paper circa 1892; and a copy of the December 4, 1937 program from the Whitley County Educational Centennial.


  • 1937

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 / Historical

Whitley County was established in 1838 and is located in northeast Indiana. South Whitley, originally named Springfield, is located in Cleveland Township and was platted by Joseph Parrett in 1837. In that same year, Parrett also established the first school in the county in a log cabin on the north bank of the Eel River with ten students. The South Whitley Community Public Library was founded in April 1912 and began serving the community in August 1913. It was located in a room above the post office before property on the corner of Front and Maple streets was purchased in 1919. The library has remained at this location since that time.


Information found within collection.

South Whitley Community Public Library. "About Us." Accessed June 2, 2022.

"South Whitley Schools, Dating from 1837, Are County's Oldest." South Whitley Tribune (IN), August 18, 1955.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

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


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2022/06/03 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2022/06/03 by Laura Eliason.
South Whitley Community Public Library collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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