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Funded by the Indiana State Historic Records Advisory Board (SHRAB), the Indiana Archives Month Committee is charged with the planning and production of statewide events focused on the education and promotion of Indiana's archival community during the month of October. Indiana Archives Month seeks to promote the use of archives and the preservation of historic records within our communities. Archival repositories throughout our state, such as the Indiana State Archives, the Indiana State Library, the Indiana Historical Society, and countless local institutions serve to preserve Indiana’s heritage through the written record. Through these archives, Hoosiers can study the past, trace their ancestors, learn about their community, and maintain the laws of our state.
Local repositories from around Indiana contributed pictures for this year's offering, eight of which can be seen on the poster. We would like to offer our sincere thanks to the following repositories for their accepted submissions:
"2nd Lt. David Van Buskirk" - Monroe County History Center
"Superior General Mother Mary Cecilia Bailly" - Sisters of Providence, St. Mary-of-the-Woods
"Jesse and James Sharp" - Carroll County Museum
"Jacob Siebenthaler" - Franklin County Public Library
"Louis J. Bruner" and "John J. Williams" - Museum of the Soldier, Portland, Indiana
"Valentine Somerlott" - Dorothy Parke, Crawford County Auditor's Office
"Three Soldiers" - William G. Whitestine and Gib Young, Champion Hill, Camp 17
"Battle Flag of the 15th Indiana Regiment Infantry" - Indiana War Memorials Commission
The 2011 Archives Month poster is made possible by the Indiana State Historic Records Advisory Board (SHRAB), working in conjunction with the Indiana Commission on Public Records from a grant made possible by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Poster Photo Credits: