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Prohibition Party of Indiana collection

Identifier: L568

Scope and Contents

This collection contains Prohibition Party of Indiana records from 1952 to 1972, and state and national party newsletters during 1962-1972; campaign and convention materials, press releases, and campaign financial records during 1952-1968; literature regarding alcohol abuse and the rehabilitation of alcoholics; correspondence with Party candidates and religious and temperance groups during the 1960s; and Prohibition Party financial support cards from 1966 to 1968. Also included are records of the Goshen, Elkhart County Anti-Liquor Association from 1943-1944.

There are also oversize broadsides and other printed ephemera related to the Prohibition Party of Indiana ranging from 1943 to 1973 (OBD027).


  • 1943-1973


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 Prohibition Party of Indiana is the state branch of the national Prohibition Party. The national party was organized in 1869 for the purpose of working for the prohibition of the manufacture, importation, and sale of intoxicating liquors. The Indiana Party has run candidates for state office since 1884 and has been involved in education on the dangers of alcohol abuse.


3.6 Cubic Feet (10 manuscript boxes, 1 small manuscript box, 1 extra-large oversize folder)

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This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Earl Malcolm on 1976/10/28.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 1999 by Amy L. Baskette. EAD finding aid created 2016/03/23 by Patrick Ridout. EAD finding aid revised by Bethany Fiechter on 2016/03/28; by Lauren Patton on 2021/11/23.
Prohibition Party of Indiana 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.