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Commemorative wooden nickels and Confederate bill facsimile

Label
Commemorative wooden nickels and Confederate bill facsimile, 1935-1961
Title
Commemorative wooden nickels and Confederate bill facsimile
Inclusive dates
1935-1961
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection includes three "wooden nickel" certificates created to commemorate the Wabash County, Indiana Centennial (1935) and the Decatur, Indiana Centennial (1936). The collection also contains a facsimile of a five hundred dollar Confederate note memento from the Civil War Centennial Exhibit held at the L.S. Ayres & Company auditorium in Indianapolis from April 11 to April 22, 1961
Biographical or historical data
The city of Decatur was founded in 1836 by Samuel Rugg in Adams County, Indiana. Residents of the city celebrated its centennial July 24-28, 1936. Wabash County, Indiana was first established in 1833, but was not politically organized until 1835. The county celebrated its centennial August 2-8, 1936. Both Decatur and Wabash counties celebrated with parades, pageants, religious services, exhibits, and other activities and also distributed "wooden nickel" souvenirs that could be redeemed for 5 cents from the respective Centennial Associations.From April 11 to April 22, 1961, L.S. Ayres and Company in Indianapolis, Indiana hosted the U.S. Civil War Centennial Exhibit in their auditorium. The exhibit included a section about Abraham Lincoln, Civil War weapons, a map of Morgan's Raid in Indiana, and letters, diaries, and currency from the war. Ayres distributed facsimiles of a five hundred dollar Confederate bill as a memento.Sources:Information found within collection."Ayres Plans Civil War Exhibit." Indianapolis Star (IN), April 6, 1961."Centennial to be Opened On Wednesday." Wabash Daily Plain Dealer (IN), July 22, 1935."City's Greatest Celebration Opens Next Sunday; Will Run For Seven Consecutive Days." Decatur Daily Democrat (IN), July 27, 1936.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Advertising
  • Anniversaries
  • Money
  • Money
  • Decatur County (Ind.)
  • United States
  • Wabash County (Ind.)
Label
Commemorative wooden nickels and Confederate bill facsimile
Link
http://www.in.gov/library/finding-aid/S2228%20Commemorative%20Wooden%20Nickels.pdf
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2017/01/18 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2017/01/18 by Laura Eliason
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21070724
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn984981472
  • (OCoLC)984981472
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights resides with the creators of the documents or their legal heirs and assigns. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder
Label
Commemorative wooden nickels and Confederate bill facsimile
Link
http://www.in.gov/library/finding-aid/S2228%20Commemorative%20Wooden%20Nickels.pdf
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2017/01/18 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2017/01/18 by Laura Eliason
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21070724
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn984981472
  • (OCoLC)984981472
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights resides with the creators of the documents or their legal heirs and assigns. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder

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