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Barnett Academy assignment book

 Collection — Volume: V022
Identifier: V022

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a assignment book containing 3 handwritten editions of the "Barnett Academy Star" from 1865. Numbered 1 through 3, each draft lists two student editors and has articles, editorials, letters to the editor, notices, and poems and other short essays written by various students. The assignment book also has several undated lists of last names, presumably students, and an undated draft of a letter addressed to C. P. Ferguson by an unknown author.


  • 1865

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 Barnett Academy was a coeducational school located in Charlestown, Clark County, Indiana. Named in honor of Allen Barnett, the school began in 1860 when Professor Zebulon B. Sturgus merged the Charelstown Boys' School with the Charlestown Female Institute. The school was mostly intended for local students, but it also had a boarding house and accept students from outside the community. Though successful for a number of years, Barnett Academy closed in 1880.


Barnett Academy. First Annual Catalogue of the Barnett Academy. Charlestown, Ind.: W.S. Ferrier and Bros, 1861.

Thomas, John Hardin. "The Academies of Indiana." Indiana Magazine of History 10, no.4 (December 1914): 331-358.


0.1 Cubic Feet (1 volume)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from in January 1967.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2019/10/23 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2019/10/23 by Laura Eliason.
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Repository Details

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