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Ingalls Stone Company records

Identifier: L602

Scope and Contents

This collection includes inventories, meeting minutes, advertising materials, record books, business correspondence, employee records, newspaper clippings, tax papers, and many other records from Ingalls Stone Company in Bedford, Indiana ranging from 1818 to 1988 regarding the Ingalls Stone Company.

The collection also contains 2 oversize folders, which include clippings, articles of incorporation for the Indiana Limestone Company, certificates, and maps of Bedford showing routes to Ingalls Stone Company, ranging from 1911 to 1969 (OBC104); as well as 3 Indiana Gas Company plat maps (1971) and a congratulatory sign from 1947 (OBE012).


  • 1818-1988


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 Ingalls Stone Company was founded in Oneonta, New York in 1887 by Charles Cleveland Ingalls. It was moved to Binghamton, New York in 1899, and then to Bedford, Indiana in 1910. It operated stone quarries and mills in Lawrence, Owen, and Monroe counties in Indiana, and manufactured armaments during World War II through the Ingalls Steel Division. The company was liquidated in 1976, and underwent dissolution in 1982.


29 Cubic Feet (11 cubic foot boxes; 8 oversize boxes, 2 oversize folders, 4 oversize objects)

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This collection is arranged in the following series and subseries:

Series 1: Administrative documents, 1818-1988

Subseries 1.1: Meeting minutes, 1895-1968 Subseries 1.2: Correspondence, 1922-1981 Subseries 1.3: Payroll documents, 1961-1977 Subseries 1.4: Financial documents, 1923-1979 Subseries 1.5: Real estate documents, 1818-1982 Subseries 1.6: Subject files, 1918-1982

Series 2: Newspaper clippings and photographs, 1895-1988

Series 3: Oversize documents, circa 1920-1980s

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Osie Alice Ingalls Clark on 1989/06/07.


No further additions are expected.

Related Materials

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

L628: Ingalls family collection

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2000/03/23 by Amy L. Baskette. EAD finding aid created 2015/03/01 by Braden Pefley. EAD finding aid revised 2021/09/09; 2022/11/04 by Brittany Kropf; 2021/09/10; 2021/11/23 by Lauren Patton.



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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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