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Rush County School reorganization collection 1921, 1926

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S1690 (Text) 00000106178668 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.01 Cubic feet 1 folder

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2017/08/03 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid created 2017/08/03 by Linda Gellert.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
The collection includes three items: a copy of a one-page summary on the history of centralized township schools of Rush County, titled Centennial History of Rush County, edited by A.L. Gary and E.B. Thomas, Historical Publishing Company, Indianapolis, 1921. The document credits Washington Township Trustee William S. Hall of Rush County for being "the original promoter of consolidation of schools in Indiana." The collection also includes a copy of a two-page letter dated April 7, 1926 from L. A. Kalbach, Chief Clerk of the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Education, to Christopher B. Coleman, Director of Indiana Historical Bureau, regarding an inquiry about the first consolidated schools in the United States. In his response, Kalbach indicated that the Washington Township Schools of Rush County, Indiana, was among the earliest schools to consolidate in the United States, with its consolidation in 1877. Kalbach cites other states recording early consolidations, including Connecticut in 1839, Michigan in 1844, Ohio in 1846, and Massachusetts in 1869.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Rush County school reorganization 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.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Schools > Centralization.
Schools > Indiana > History > 20th century.
Rush County (Ind.)

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