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The Resource Indiana Centennial Celebration collection

Indiana Centennial Celebration collection

Label
Indiana Centennial Celebration collection, 1916
Title
Indiana Centennial Celebration collection
Inclusive dates
1916
Creator
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection includes a letter from W.M. Cockrum in Oakland City, Indiana to Indiana Governor Samuel M. Ralson on December 8, 1916 regarding thanking him for an invitation to celebrate the 100th birthday of Indiana statehood and to attend the meeting of the Indiana Historical Commission at the State House on December 11, 1916. There are also 11 colored stickers, which read: "You are most cordially invited to come to the Indiana Centennial Celebration at Indianapolis, October 2-15, 1916."
Biographical or historical data
Indiana became a state upon President James Madison signing the congressional resolution admitting Indiana into the Union on December 11, 1816. In 1916, Indiana celebrated its 100th anniversary, as local, county and state government bodies and organizations created pageants and other projects to document Hoosier history and commemorate the changes of the past century. For example, the Indiana Centennial Jubilee was held in Indianapolis during October 2-15, 1916. The Indiana Historical Commission was formed on March 8, 1915 in anticipation of the state centennial the following year. The commission consisted of nine members led by Indiana Governor Samuel M. Ralston, including James A. Woodburn, Harlow Lindley, Charles W. Moore, Rev. John Cavanaugh, Frank R. Wynn, Samuel M. Foster, Lew M. O'Bannon, and Charity Dye. The commission's mandate was to collect, edit, and publish materials on Hoosier history and to prepare and execute plans for the state centennial in 1916. The commission still exists today in the form of the Indiana Historical Bureau. Sources: Items in the collection. Indiana State Library. "Centennial Indiana" online exhibit. Rare Books and Manuscripts, 2000. Accessed August 6, 2015. http://www.in.gov/library/2518.htm.Lindley, Harlow, ed. The Indiana Centennial, 1916: A Record of the Celebration of the One Hundredth Anniverary of Indiana's Admission to Statehood. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Commission, 1919. Accessed August 8, 2015. https://archive.org/details/indianacentennia00indirich.
Cataloging source
ISL
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1837-1924
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Cockrum, William Monroe
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  • Ralston, Samuel M.
  • Indiana Centennial Commission
  • Indiana Historical Commission
  • Authors and publishers
  • Governors
  • Indiana
  • Indianapolis (Ind.)
Label
Indiana Centennial Celebration collection
Link
http://www.in.gov/library/finding-aid/S1562%20Indiana%20Centennial%20Celebration%20Collection%20revision.pdf
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2015/04/02 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid created 2015/04/02 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised 2015/08/06 by Brittany Kropf
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
20812619
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 by a donation.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn958306023
  • (OCoLC)958306023
Terms 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.
Type of unit
1 folder
Label
Indiana Centennial Celebration collection
Link
http://www.in.gov/library/finding-aid/S1562%20Indiana%20Centennial%20Celebration%20Collection%20revision.pdf
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2015/04/02 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid created 2015/04/02 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised 2015/08/06 by Brittany Kropf
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
20812619
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 by a donation.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn958306023
  • (OCoLC)958306023
Terms 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.
Type of unit
1 folder

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