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U.S.S. Indiana ribbons

 Collection — Folder: S3001
Identifier: S3001

Scope and Contents

This collection includes two ribbons from the hats of sailors onboard the U.S.S. Indiana, probably ranging in date from 1893 to 1919.


  • undated

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.

Historical Note

These ribbons are likely from the first U.S.S. Indiana, which was one of the newest American battleships in the late 19th century, authorized in 1890. It saw action both in the Spanish-American War and World War I. Naval cap ribbons were worn during the Spanish-American War on sailors' hats.


The Spanish American War Centennial Website. Created in 1996. Accessed December 10, 2016.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. Elsie Reinert on 1983/08/25.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/12/10 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid created 2016/12/10 by Lauren Patton.
U.S.S. Indiana ribbons
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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