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Sparta Township Detective Association collection 1884-1912

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S2722 (Text) 00000106357296 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.02 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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General 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.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Sparta Township Detective Association collection, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
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.
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.
Cumulative Index/Finding Aids Note:
Finding aid online.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Helen L. Blue on 1980/10/27.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Sparta Township Detective Association.
Elkhart Business College.
Detectives > Indiana > Noble County.
Livestock > Indiana > Noble County.
Noble County (Ind.)

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