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Indiana State Grange collection

Identifier: L290

Scope and Contents

This collection includes documents from various officials in Indiana and Ohio ranging from 1874-2016 regarding organizational information, minutes of the state and various local granges, rosters of local granges and state officials, financial information, a state newsletter and special status membership.


  • 1874-2015


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.

Administrative History

The Order of Patrons of Husbandry, commonly known as "The Grange", was founded on Dec. 4, 1867 in Washington D.C. by seven men and a female assistant who was later named an honorary 8th founder. It is a fraternal organization that encourages families to band together to promote the economic and political well-being of the community and agricultural. It is also an agricultural advocacy group with a national scope, and it is credited with the establishment of rural free mail delivery. Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman, as well as artist Norman Rockwell, were members.

The National Grange headquarters is in Washington, D.C. and was dedicated on June 29, 1960. It is the only private building on the National Mall.

Indiana has a number of local (community or subordinate) Granges, which form county level Granges, which form a state Grange. Indiana's 2016 State Master (President) resides in Brookston, Indiana.


Information found within the collection.

"The Grange". Our Roots. Retrieved 2016/09/23.

"Indiana State Grange-Patrons of Husbandry Inc in Brookston, Indiana". Retrieved 2016/09/23.

National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved 2016/09/23.


2.1 Cubic Feet (3 manuscript boxes, 1 medium oversize box, 6 volumes)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

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


No further additions are expected.

Related Archival Material

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

ISLI 630.6 I385G: Annual session of the Indiana State Grange ISLI 630.6 I385g: Proceedings of the ...annual session of the Indiana State Grange, Patrons of Husbandry ISLI 630.6 I385g: Annual session of the Indiana State Grange, Patrons of Husbandry ISLI 630.6 I385g: Journal of proceedings ISLI 630.6 I385g: Synopsis of proceedings of the ...annual session of the Indiana State Grange, Patrons of Husbandry

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 1999/02/09 by Phil N. Williams. EAD finding aid created 2016/09/26 by Edythe Huffman.


Indiana State Grange collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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