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Southwestern Indiana Historical Society collection

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S3282

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a variety of historical and biographical pieces ranging from 1920 to 1925 about the people and localities that fall under the purview of the Southwestern Indiana Historical Society.

Folder 1. Biographical Sketches

Folder 2. Local Church Histories; William Jaquess Battle of Chickamauga Memoir

Folder 3. Local and Regional Histories

Folder 4. Biography of Senator Benjamin Rose Edmonston

Folder 5. Southwestern Indiana Historical Society; Abraham Lincoln


  • 1920-1925


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

The Southwestern Indiana Historical Society in Evansville came into being on 9 January 1920, primarily through the efforts and civic leadership of Mrs. Emily Orr Clifford. The Society comprises historical information for eight counties: Posey, Gibson, Vanderburgh, Warrick, Spencer, Pike, Perry, and Dubois. The Southwestern Indiana Historical Society is still in operation today under the leadership of Robert Spear.


"Historical Societies of Indiana." Indiana Historical Society. 7 Sept. 2005

Iglehart, John I. “An Account of Vanderbaugh County from its Organization.” Logan Esarey, ed. History of Indiana: From its Exploration to 1922. Vol. 3. Dayton, OH: Dayton Historical Publishing Company, 1923. 18.

Murlock, James E. The Evansville Story. Evansville, IN: Evansville College, 1956. 177.


0.05 Cubic Feet (5 folders)

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.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 2005 by Benjamin Clark. EAD finding aid created in 2005 by Benjamin Clark. EAD finding aid revised 2015/11/04 by Bethany Fiechter.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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