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Edna B. Mathews scrapbooks

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S3369

Scope and Contents

This collection includes two scrapbooks on life in Plymouth, Indiana. Both scrapbooks have the name Edna B. Mathews on the first page and the date 4/22/31 written on them in pencil. The first scrapbook covers the dedication of a memorial to the Potawatomie Trail of Death, including pictures, narratives of the event, background on the Potawatomie Indians, and other materials. The second scrapbook is a series of newspaper clippings covering different social events, many of them in Plymouth, Indiana. The newspapers are not labeled or dated.


  • 1931/04/22


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 Potawatomi are a Native American tribe that were forcibly removed from their homelands in Northern Indiana/Great Lakes Region in 1838 by the United States military. During the forced march of 660 miles that lasted 61 days, 41 of the 859 Potawatomi died and were buried in unmarked graves. The forced removal came to be known as the Potawatomi Trail of Death. In the early 20th century, the Indiana state legislature introduced a bill to erect a memorial to the Potawatomi. Sculptor John Novelli created a statue of Chief Menominee for $1,875 and the statue was erected and dedicated in 1909.

The city of Plymouth is located in Marshall County in northern Indiana. Plymouth became the county seat of Marshall County in 1836 and was incorporated as a city in 1873. The majority of historic buildings that are still there today were built in the downtown area between 1870 and 1940.

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0.03 Cubic Feet (2 folders)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a transfer from the Indiana Division in 2013.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2018/08/10 by Abby Currier. EAD finding aid created 2018/08/10 by Abby Currier.
Edna B. Mathews scrapbooks
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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