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Indiana Nutrition Campaign collection

Identifier: L643

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the administrative records of the Indiana Nutrition Campaign (INC). Ranging from 1967 to 1982, the collection includes correspondence, memoranda, press releases, notes, newsletters, reports, and other documents related to the INC's work to resolve food and other issues that affect the quality of life of low and moderate income Indiana residents. The bulk of the material in the collection is related to the organization's work regarding the Food Stamp Program, the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program, and School Breakfast Program.


  • 1967-1982

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 Indiana Nutrition Campaign (INC) was started in 1976 as a food stamp outreach and advocacy organization by the National Child Nutrition Project of New Jersey. After the first year, the INC became independent and expanded its mission to include organizing to improve and expand the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), the School Breakfast Program, and to resolve other food issues. The INC also sponsored, organized or participated in a number of workshops and speaking engagements and conducted numerous local and state-wide training events on domestic hunger issues, community organizing and skills building. The non-profit received funding from the Community Services Administration, community fund-raising events, and donations from other charitable organizations. Due to a two-thirds cut in its funding base, the Indiana Nutrition Campaign closed its doors in October 1982.


5.6 Cubic Feet (17 manuscript boxes)

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This collection is arranged in the following series:

Series 1: Adminsitrative documents, 1971-1982

Series 2: Food assistance programs, 1971-1982

Subseries 2.1: Food Stamp Program and food banks, 1971-1982 Subseries 2.2: Women, Infants and Children (WIC), 1973-1981 Subseries 2.3: School and child care centers, 1976-1982 Subseries 2.4: Nutrition and anti-hunger coalitions, 1974-1982

Series 3: Agencies and organizations, 1967-1982

Subseries 3.1: Indiana counties, 1975-1982 Subseries 3.2: Indiana non-government, 1969-1982 Subseries 3.3: Indiana government, 1973-1981 Subseries 3.4: Out-of-state, national and United States government, 1967-1982

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Gaynell S. Winzenread on 1984/04/28.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 2022/10 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2022/10/12 by Laura Eliason.
Indiana Nutrition Campaign 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.