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Indiana Centennial Celebration collection 1916

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S1562 (Text) 1562001-197888 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 2015/04/02 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid created 2015/04/02 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised 2015/08/06 by Brittany Kropf.
Restrictions on Access Note: This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.: This collection includes a letter from W.M. Cockrum in Oakland City, Indiana to Indiana Governor Samuel M. Ralson on December 8, 1916 regarding thanking him for an invitation to celebrate the 100th birthday of Indiana statehood and to attend the meeting of the Indiana Historical Commission at the State House on December 11, 1916. There are also 11 colored stickers, which read: "You are most cordially invited to come to the Indiana Centennial Celebration at Indianapolis, October 2-15, 1916."
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note: Indiana Centennial Celebration 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: Indiana became a state upon President James Madison signing the congressional resolution admitting Indiana 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 document Hoosier history and commemorate the changes of the past century. For example, the Indiana Centennial Jubilee was held in Indianapolis during October 2-15, 1916. The Indiana Historical Commission was formed on March 8, 1915 in anticipation of the state centennial the 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 was to collect, edit, and publish materials on Hoosier history and to prepare and execute plans for the state centennial in 1916. The commission still exists today in the form of the Indiana Historical Bureau. Sources: Items in the collection. Indiana State Library. "Centennial Indiana" online exhibit. Rare Books and Manuscripts, 2000. Accessed August 6, 2015., Harlow, ed. The Indiana Centennial, 1916: A Record of the Celebration of the One Hundredth Anniverary of Indiana's Admission to Statehood. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Commission, 1919. Accessed August 8, 2015.
Ownership and Custodial History: This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts by a donation.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note: No further additions are expected.
Subject: Ralston, Samuel M. (Samuel Moffett), 1857-1925.
Indiana Centennial Commission.
Indiana Historical Commission.
Authors and publishers.
Governors > Indiana.
Indiana > Anniversaries, etc.
Indianapolis (Ind.)
Genre: Correspondence.

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