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Delaware County Poor Relief records

Identifier: MSS-296

Scope and Contents

This collection includes supply lists, claims, and correspondence from local government in Delaware County ranging from 1851 to 1888 regarding relief records composed from local citizens.


  • Creation: 1851-1888

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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.

Historical Note

Poor Relief refers to any actions taken by either governmental or eccleasiastical bodies to relieve poverty experienced by a population. In Delaware County, efforts were guided by state laws and performed at the state and local levels of government.


2 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2012/04/01 by Julie Hauslenacht. EAD finding aid created 2012/04/01 by Julie Hauslenacht. EAD finding aid revised 2012/05/17 by Bethany Fiechter.

Delaware County Poor Relief records
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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