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Citizens Historical Association records

Identifier: L321

Scope and Contents

This collection includes biographies, minutes of board of directors meetings, financial reports, and correspondence ranging from 1933-1952 regarding the Citizens Historical Association.


  • 1933-1952

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 Citizens Historical Association was organized in Indianapolis in 1934 to establish a national library of historical and biographical information. With a small fee, the company prepared biographical sketches which included geneological information on a persons ancestors. The Association disbanded in 1952 and the biographical sketches were sold to the Indiana State Library.

Source: collection inventory and Indiana Biography Index: Indiana Biography Index. Retrieved from


5.7 Cubic Feet (19 manuscript boxes)


This collection is arranged by subjects.

Custodial History

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


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/09/21 by Kori Nell. EAD finding aid created 2016/09/21 by Kori Nell.
Citizens Historical Association records
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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