|| Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/06/15 by Bethany Fiechter. EAD finding aid created 2016/06/15 by Bethany Fiechter.
|Restrictions on Access Note:
|| This collection is open for research.
|| This collection includes one scrapbook created by the Indiana Historical Commission in Indianapolis, Indiana during 1916 regarding centennial celebrations throughout the state.
|Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
|| "Indiana State Centennial Celebrations" scrapbook, 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:
|| Indiana became a state upon President James Madison signing the congressional resolution admittingIndiana into the Union on December 11, 1816. In 1916, Indiana celebrated its 100th anniversary, as local,county and state government bodies and organizations created pageants and other projects to documentHoosier history and commemorate the changes of the past century. For example, the Indiana CentennialJubilee was held in Indianapolis during October 2-15, 1916.The Indiana Historical Commission was formed on March 8, 1915 in anticipation of the state centennialthe following year. The commission consisted of nine members led by Indiana Governor Samuel M.Ralston, including James A. Woodburn, Harlow Lindley, Charles W. Moore, Rev. John Cavanaugh,Frank R. Wynn, Samuel M. Foster, Lew M. O'Bannon, and Charity Dye. The commission's mandate wasto collect, edit, and publish materials on Hoosier history and to prepare and execute plans for the statecentennial in 1916. The commission still exists today in the form of the Indiana Historical Bureau.Sources:Indiana State Library. "Centennial Indiana" online exhibit. Rare Books and Manuscripts, 2000. AccessedAugust 6, 2015. http://www.in.gov/library/2518.htm.Lindley, Harlow, ed. The Indiana Centennial, 1916: A Record of the Celebration of the One HundredthAnniverary of Indiana's Admission to Statehood. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Commission, 1919.Accessed August 8, 2015. https://archive.org/details/indianacentennia00indirich.
|Ownership and Custodial History:
|| This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a transfer from the Indiana Division during June 2016.
|Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
|| No further additions are expected.