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George Rogers Clark Memorial Commission invitation

 File — Folder: S3399
Identifier: S3399

Scope and Contents

This collection includes one invitation from the George Rogers Clark Memorial Commission in Vincennes, Indiana from 1929 to commemorate the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the surrender of Fort Sackville.

Dates

  • 1929

Creator

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

An intense interest in commemorating the great accomplishments of George Rogers Clark had developed among the citizens of Vincennes and the state of Indiana during the early 1920s as the 150th anniversary of the American Revolution neared. After various proposals had been considered, President Calvin Coolidge signed into law a resolution establishing the George Rogers Clark Sesquicentennial Commission on May 23, 1928. President Coolidge authorized the building of the George Rogers Clark Memorial in Vincennes, Indiana, on the site believed to be Fort Sackville on the Wabash River. President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the finished structure on June 14, 1936.

Sources:

Items in the collection.

"George Rogers Clark." National Park Service. Accessed May 17, 2016. https://www.nps.gov/gero/learn/historyculture/memorial.htm.

Extent

0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Arrangement

This collection consists of one item.

Custodial History

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

Accruals

No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/05/17 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid created 2016/05/17 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid revised 2016/06/20 by Brittany Kropf.
Title
George Rogers Clark Memorial Commission invitation
Status
Completed
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

Contact:
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