The Resource Sparta Township Detective Association collection

Sparta Township Detective Association collection

Label
Sparta Township Detective Association collection, 1884-1912
Title
Sparta Township Detective Association collection
Inclusive dates
1884-1912
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This collection contains photostatic copies of documents from the Sparta Township Detective Association of Noble County, Indiana ranging from 1884 to 1912 and undated. The documents include the group's articles of association, oaths, applications for membership, testimonies and articles of investigation, and records of sales and purchases of stock. A major component of the collection is the meeting minutes of the association and an extended series of written testimonies and accounts of livestock that were created to answer the question of whether or not Ira Smally had stolen some sheep. Other items in the collection include copies of the constitution and bylaws of the Jefferson Township Detective Association of Noble County sent with a October 21, 1890 letter from John H. Halferty and copies of a March 12, 1912 letter and circular from the Elkhart Business College
Biographical or historical data
The Sparta Township Detective Association of Noble County, Indiana was organized in 1884 under Chapter 24, Article 3, of the Revised Statutes of the state of Indiana, governing corporations and associations. The statute authorized citizens to form a company of no less than 10 people for the "purpose of detecting and apprehending horse thieves and other felons, and for mutual protection and indemnity against the acts of such horse thieves and felons."Source: Information found within collection.
Cataloging source
ISL
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sparta Township Detective Association
  • Elkhart Business College
  • Detectives
  • Livestock
  • Noble County (Ind.)
Label
Sparta Township Detective Association collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/4287
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed in 1998 by Philip N. Williams. EAD finding aid created in 1998 by Philip N. Williams. EAD finding aid revised 2018/10/16 by Laura Eliason
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Control code
17546207
Cumulative index finding aids
Finding aid online.
Extent
0.02 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Helen L. Blue on 1980/10/27.
System control number
(OCoLC)247207450
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.
Label
Sparta Township Detective Association collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/4287
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed in 1998 by Philip N. Williams. EAD finding aid created in 1998 by Philip N. Williams. EAD finding aid revised 2018/10/16 by Laura Eliason
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Control code
17546207
Cumulative index finding aids
Finding aid online.
Extent
0.02 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Helen L. Blue on 1980/10/27.
System control number
(OCoLC)247207450
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.

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