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Indiana Department of Correction scrapbooks

Identifier: L580

Scope and Contents

The collection primarily consists of newspaper clippings related to prisons and prison issues throughout the state of Indiana during the mid-1960s and from 1978 to 1981.

The collection also contains the Board of Trustees of the Indiana Reformatory (Jeffersonville) minutes for three meetings during 1918-1919.

There is also a scrapbook containing relevant news articles, press releases, groundbreaking ceremony information, and photographs relating to the Indiana Department of Corrections Correctional Industrial Complex (CIC) located in Madison County. The prison is now known as the Correctional Industrial Facility (CIF).


  • 1918-1985

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.

Administrative History

The Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC) operates state prisons in Indiana. Its headquarters are located in Indianapolis.


"Commissioner’s Welcome." Indiana Department of Corrections. Accessed July 17, 2013.


4 Cubic Feet (7 oversize boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation by Amanda Thorton during April 2007.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed during July 2013 by Alessandro Meregaglia.
Indiana Department of Correction scrapbooks
Under Revision
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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