‘Hands off!’ The diary of Margaret Elliott
Indiana State Library Blog » Rare Books & Manuscripts
by indianastatelibrary
4d ago
A recent acquisition of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Division has proved a charming read: “The Diary of Margaret Elliott” (V580), a sophomore at Purdue University in 1925. Born Nov. 29, 1905 in Logansport, she spent most of her life ..read more
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A vault shakin’, box makin’, history savin’ new machine
Indiana State Library Blog » Rare Books & Manuscripts
by indianastatelibrary
2M ago
This fall, the Indiana State Library purchased a large – and lovely, if I do say so myself – new piece of equipment, a Gunnar Aiox digital cutting machine. Now, this machine can do a lot, but our initial uses ..read more
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Richard Wiggington Thompson, politician, orator, lawyer and judge
Indiana State Library Blog » Rare Books & Manuscripts
by indianastatelibrary
5M ago
Politician, orator, lawyer and judge Richard Wiggington Thompson was born in 1809 in Culpepper, Virginia. He moved to Lawrence County, Indiana in the 1830s and began practicing law in Bedford. Thompson began his political career in the Indiana House of ..read more
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Hibben artworks on digital display
Indiana State Library Blog » Rare Books & Manuscripts
by indianastatelibrary
6M ago
The Hibben family papers are a tremendous gem in the Indiana State Library. With records, correspondence, pictures and artworks from 1840 to 1937, there is a wide breadth of material among the collection. However, today we are going to look ..read more
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Indiana county fairs – Early fairs of the 1800s
Indiana State Library Blog » Rare Books & Manuscripts
by indianastatelibrary
9M ago
Not everyone lives close enough to come to the one state fair in their state, which is why county fairs are so important. They’re a feasible way to bring local people together for an exchange of ideas, foods, farming and ..read more
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Calling all Indiana poets – INverse Poetry Archive accepting submissions
Indiana State Library Blog » Rare Books & Manuscripts
by indianastatelibrary
1y ago
From now until April 30, INverse Poetry Archive is accepting its fourth round of submissions from Hoosier poets. Your poetry could join that of many other talented poets from all walks of life and skill levels in building a rich ..read more
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Recent acquisition: Albert J. Beveridge collection
Indiana State Library Blog » Rare Books & Manuscripts
by indianastatelibrary
1y ago
This fall, the Rare Book and Manuscripts Division of the Indiana State Library accessioned additions to the Albert J. Beveridge collection. Compiled by his second wife, Catherine Eddy Beveridge (1881-1970), and including instances of her notes, it comprises correspondence, manuscripts ..read more
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Frank Michael Hohenberger, photographer and writer
Indiana State Library Blog » Rare Books & Manuscripts
by indianastatelibrary
1y ago
Frank Michael Hohenberger was born Jan. 4, 1876 in Defiance County, Ohio. In his teenage years, he was an apprentice to a printer, which eventually took him to Indianapolis and the Indianapolis Star. A change in careers brought him to ..read more
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William Kimberley Palmer scrapbook
Indiana State Library Blog » Rare Books & Manuscripts
by indianastatelibrary
1y ago
One of the recent items added to the Indiana State Library’s Digital Collection is the William Kimberley Palmer scrapbook (V149). The scrapbook contains autographs from many notable people from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including this June 7 ..read more
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Title IX in the Indiana State Library’s Manuscript Collections
Indiana State Library Blog » Rare Books & Manuscripts
by indianastatelibrary
1y ago
June 23 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1972 passing of Title IX, a crucial section of the Education Amendment of 1972 that prohibits sex discrimination in education for institutions receiving federal funding. Hoosiers, of course, have a special connection ..read more
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