Indiana Bicentennial: Archives from Oldest College, Oldest City, Join Indiana Memory

  • Richard L. King Vincennes University
Keywords: Vincennes, Indiana, Indiana History, Indiana Bicentennial, Indiana correspondence, Indiana colleges, Government, Law, William Henry Harrison, Vincennes University, John Badollet


In celebration of Indiana’s Bicentennial, three rare and fragile collections pertaining to early Indiana history and housed at Vincennes University’s Byron R. Lewis Historical Library have been digitized and are being made available at the Indiana Memory site. The collections are early (1806-) Board of Trustees Minutes of Indiana’s first college, Vincennes University;  correspondence in French and English of early Vincennes land office register John Badollet and his family (1780-1878), and Knox County Commissioners Records (1814-1820). The project is titled Indiana Bicentennial: Archives from Oldest College, Oldest City. 

Author Biography

Richard L. King, Vincennes University
Reference Librarian and Shake Library and Byron R. Lewis Historical Library, Vincennes University.