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Sylvia C. Hendricks articles

 Collection — Folder: S2819
Identifier: S2819

Scope and Contents

This collection includes two articles by Sylvia C. Hendricks on the center of population (COP) of the United States during the sixty years it was located in Indiana. The first article, clipped from Indianapolis Star Magazine for March 7, 1982, entitled "Indiana: 60 Years on Center," traces the COP as it moved from south of Greensburg (1890), to east of Columbus (1900), to Bloomington (1910), to Whitehall (1920), to Linton (1930), and finally to Carlisle (1940).

The typed article, entitled "60 Year Sojourn: The U.S. Center of Population in Indiana," covers the same points of geographic reference, but gives more detail of and emphasis to the work of Professor Wilbur A. Cogshall of indiana University. The article describes how Cogshall calculated the location of the census of population (COP), notes publication of Cogshall's worksheets in the Indianapolis Star, and mentions the presentation of a paper by Cogshall before the Indiana Academy of Science. The second article provides far more detail on the determination of the exact geographical location of the COP.


  • 1982/03/07


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 Note

Sylvia C. Hendricks, a resident of Indianapolis, Indiana, in the early 1980s, was a published author who documented the movement of the center of population of the United States through the state of Indiana.


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Custodial History

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


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