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Legislature collection

 Collection — Folder: S2812
Identifier: S2812

Scope and Contents

This collection includes lists from the Indiana General Assembly "Legislature" in Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from 1839-1840 to 1848-1849 regarding membership and personal information.


  • 1839-1840, 1848-1849

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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

The Indiana General Assembly or "Legislature" was organized under the provisions of the first Indiana state constitution, written in 1816. The General Assembly first convened in Corydon, Indiana on November to satisfy the last requirements of the United States government for admission to the Union. There were twenty-nine members of the House of Representatives and ten members of the Senate. Statehood was granted by Congress December 11, 1816.

"Legislature". (1987) The Centennial History of the Indiana General Assembly, 1816-1978. Indianapolis, IN: Select Committee on the Centennial History of the Indiana General Assembly and the Indiana Historical Society. (p. 3)


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Ownership and Custodial History

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

General Note

Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2013/10/16 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2013/10/16 by Edythe Huffman.
Legislature 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.