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Camp Koch, Perry County photograph collection

 Collection — Folder: SP059
Identifier: SP059

Scope and Contents

This collection includes photographs from Camp Koch in Perry County, Indiana ranging from circa 1947 to 1950s regarding the campers--children with physical disabilities--and camp staff members, as well as views of the Ohio River and the camp's buildings and grounds.


  • circa 1940-circa 1950

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

Camp Henry F. Koch is the resident camp facility of the Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana. Established in 1947, the camp was given to the Society for Crippled Children by philanthropis Henry Koch of Evansville, Indiana for therapeutic and recreational purposes. The camp comprises about 500 acres of woodland in the hills along the Ohio River in Perry County, Indiana. Camp Koch includes a small lake with swimming and boating areas, a dining hall, a play field, and indoor and outdoor sleeping accommodations, in addition to the hiking trails.


"Easter Seals Will Finance Operations of New Camp for Crippled Youngsters." Indianapolis Star, March 16, 1947, 7.

Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana. "Camp Koch." Accessed November 2, 2019.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged numerically and 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 2019/11/02 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid created 2019/11/02 by Brittany Kropf.
Camp Koch, Perry County photograph collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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