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The Resource Paper currency collection

Paper currency collection

Label
Paper currency collection, 1807-1949, undated
Title
Paper currency collection
Inclusive dates
1807-1949, undated
Subject
Genre
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection contains fractional currency, interest bearing notes, and other forms of paper currency of various denominations (1807-1863). The bulk of the collection contains state bank notes, both circulated and uncirculated, from Indiana during the "Free Banking Era" (1837-1863). The collection also includes bank notes from Connecticut, Michigan, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia (1835-1863); United States issued currency (1830-1863); a certificate of deposit note from Georgia during the Civil War (1862); printed sheets of uncirculated state bank currency; a sheet containing facsimiles of Colonial and Continental currency (undated); government-issued Philippine 10 pesos (circa 1942); and several French franc notes of different denominations (1946-1949). One item of special note is a Vincennes University lottery ticket that was signed by William Henry Harrison and Toussaint Dubois and was distributed to raise money for the university in 1807
Biographical or historical data
The use of paper currency as legal tender goes back as far as the Tang Dynasty in China (618-907). The first paper money issued in America was by the Massachusetts Bay colony in 1690. After the Revolutionary War most paper currency in the United States was issued by the First Bank of the United States (1791-1811) and the Second Bank of the United States (1816-1836). After the closing of the Second Bank, the American Free Banking Era (1837-1863) began and it brought about the common usage of state bank notes. There was no federal regulations of banks at this time and counterfeit and depreciated currency was common. The National Bank Act of 1863 created a national currency and included taxation on state bank notes which resulted in their discontinuation.Sources:Boeykens, Coralie. "Paper Money, a Chinese Invention?" National Bank of Belgium Museum. Accessed January 6, 2017. http://www.nbbmuseum.be/en/2007/09/chinese-invention.htm.Sproul, Prof. "A Quick History of Paper Money." California State University Northridge. Accessed January 6, 2017. http://www.csun.edu/~hceco008/papermoney.html.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Banks and banking
  • Banks and banking
  • Money
  • Currency question
  • Money
  • Silver question
  • Angola (Ind.)
  • Attica (Ind.)
  • Bloomington (Ind.)
  • Brookville (Ind.)
  • Cambridge City (Ind.)
  • Columbus (Ind.)
  • Connersville (Ind.)
  • Covington (Ind.)
  • Frankfort (Ind.)
  • Goshen (Ind.)
  • Gosport (Ind.)
  • Greencastle (Ind.)
  • Indianapolis (Ind.)
  • Kokomo (Ind.)
  • Lafayette (Ind.)
  • LaPorte (Ind.)
  • Lebanon (Ind.)
  • Lexington (Ind.)
  • Logansport (Ind.)
  • Madison (Ind.)
  • Michigan City (Ind.)
  • Milroy (Ind.)
  • New Castle (Ind.)
  • Newport (Ind.)
  • Plymouth (Ind.)
  • Vincennes (Ind.)
Label
Paper currency collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/516
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2017/01/12 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2017/01/12 by Laura Eliason
Arrangement
This collection is arranged by subject.
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
20900082
Extent
0.3 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 donations from various sources including George Miller in 1916, Mrs. Florence Coffin, W.E. Blacklidge on 1931/11/21, R.D. Fisher, R.E. Banta on 1936/05/13, A.E. Curtis on 1926/03/10, Mrs. Rose Schultheis on 1940/05/01, Oscar L. Watkins on 1934/05/24, Mrs. Henry P. Upham on 1942/05/24, Kate Heron on 1926/09/03, L.J. Bailey on 1926/10/19, and Allan Hendricks on 1937/05/19.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn978248491
  • (OCoLC)978248491
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 manuscript box, 1 oversize folder
Label
Paper currency collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/516
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2017/01/12 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2017/01/12 by Laura Eliason
Arrangement
This collection is arranged by subject.
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
20900082
Extent
0.3 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 donations from various sources including George Miller in 1916, Mrs. Florence Coffin, W.E. Blacklidge on 1931/11/21, R.D. Fisher, R.E. Banta on 1936/05/13, A.E. Curtis on 1926/03/10, Mrs. Rose Schultheis on 1940/05/01, Oscar L. Watkins on 1934/05/24, Mrs. Henry P. Upham on 1942/05/24, Kate Heron on 1926/09/03, L.J. Bailey on 1926/10/19, and Allan Hendricks on 1937/05/19.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn978248491
  • (OCoLC)978248491
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 manuscript box, 1 oversize folder

Library Locations

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      315 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN, 46202, US
      39.77004 -86.164015

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