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Sarah E. McVicker correspondence and photographs

Identifier: MSS-276

Scope and Contents

This collection includes scans of eighteen letters written to Sarah E. McVicker Johnson by her brother, Joseph W. McVicker, and other soldiers from Delaware County during and after the Civil War (1862-1876). PSC 322 includes a scanned photograph of Sarah E. McVicker.


  • 1862-1875

Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries, Muncie, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Archives and Special Collections.

Biographical Note

Sarah E. McVicker Johnson was born in Delaware County, Indiana in 1841. Her parents, Josiah and Arnalia McVicker, owned a farm near the town of Eaton, Indiana. She married Eldrige Johnson in 1875. Johnson fought with the Indiana Volunteers 47th Reg. Co. A. during the Civil War. Sarah E. McVicker died in Delaware County in 1925.


0.4 Cubic Feet (1 box and 1 folder)


Arranged in the following series:

Series 1: Sarah M. McVicker correspondence, 1862-1876

Series 2: Sarah M. McVicker photographs, undated

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation from Alan Holdren on 2006/12/19.


No further additions are expected.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital reproductions of the Sarah E. McVicker correspondence are available electronically through the Ball State University Libraries' Digital Media Repository at

Related Materials

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries, Muncie IN:

Guide to Civil Resources in Archives and Special Collections available online at

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Repository Details

Part of the Stoeckel Archives of Local History Repository

Alexander M. Bracken Library
2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie Indiana 47306 USA