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President Raleigh Holmstedt Records

Identifier: uar1.2.6

Scope and Contents

President Raleigh Holmstedt's records consist mostly of speeches, correspondence, university budgets, and reports.  The majority of the speeches cover recurring events such as university convocations with faculty and students, Honors Day observances, and commencements.  Correspondence, while not comprehensive of Holmstedt's tenure at Indiana State, mostly deals with invitations to commencement or homecoming and responses to job applications for faculty positions.  The university budgets summarize the salary, equipment, and facility costs for Indiana State.  The last major set of records includes reports to the faculty and a set of reports of the state of the university. The remaining folders cover a number of other records President Holmstedt was party to including faculty directories, an accreditation agenda for a university Holmstedt helped review, records from his inauguration, and a copy of sheet music by Mary Holmstedt for the class of 1957.


  • Created: 1953-1984


Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open for research use with advance notice to the archivist. Certain materials that contain restricted information can only be examined with permission of the Archivist.


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Processing Information

As much as possible, records were kept in their original order or folders as discovered by Archives staff.  Exceptions include: gathering together all convocation speeches into one location, copies of the Indiana State Teachers College reports, the reports to the faculty, and the commencement addresses. Some private student information is covered throughout the records.  In these cases, a redacted photocopy was made and the original is filed into a confidential box.

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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

Cunningham Memorial Library
510 N. 6 1/2 Street
Terre Haute 47809- US