Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Deam Wilderness mss., 1963-1988, consist of papers collected by Claude Ferguson, Supervisor of the Hoosier National Forest, during the founding and designation process of the Charles C. Deam Wilderness as Indiana's only Federal Wilderness area.

The collection is organized into the following series: I. Correspondence; II. Newspaper Clippings; III. Proposals; IV. Reports; V. Environmental Impact Statements; VI. State Records; VII. Federal Records; VIII. Writings; IX. Printed Materials; X. Fact Sheets; XI. Press Releases; XII. Minutes; XIII. Notes; XIV. Periodicals; XV. Miscellaneous Documentation; XVI. Maps. The bulk of the materials are dated 1973-1982, from the approximate start of the formal designation process to approval of the bill by President Ronald Reagan.

An inventory is available.

Acquired: 2010

Collection size: 3,000 items

For more information about this collection and any related materials contact the Public Services Department, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405. Call (812) 855-2452 or send an email using our Ask a Question form.