University of Notre Dame

Indiana Sesquicentennial Manuscript Collection


Indiana Sesquicentennial Manuscript Project Extent : 3.3 linear feet. 37 reels of microfilm.
Repository : University of Notre Dame Archives
Address : Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Administrative Information

These manuscripts were collected, copied and distributed to select libraries in the state by the Indiana State Library to commemorate Indiana's sesquicentennial (1966). Ball State University, Indiana State University, the University of Notre Dame, Purdue University, Indiana University at Bloomington (Lilly Library), the Fort Wayne - Allen County Public Library, the Indianapolis Public Library, the Indiana Historical Society Library, and the Indiana State Library participated in the project.

Preferred Citation

Indiana Sesquicentennial Manuscript Collection (ISM), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556

Scope and Content

Set of documents (photocopies and microfilm copies of the originals) relating to Indiana history: consisting of letters, diaries, journals, business records, church records, minutes, account books, sermons, speeches, memoirs; including journals of Irish immigrant Rev. John Hamilton (1850), and Methodist circuit rider William S. Hooper (1858-1868); an autobiography of Rev. Thomas Butler; and diaries and letters from the Civil War period.

Also privately printed commencement programs, business and industrial catalogs, broadsides, maps and pamphlets.

Thomas Krasean published a Guide to the Indiana Sesquicentennial Manuscript Project in the Indiana Magazine of History , Volume LXIV, June and September 1968.


Hamilton, John
Hooper, William S.
Butler, Thomas
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

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