Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Marks mss., 19th and 20th cent., consist of notes, correspondence, pictures, maps, newspaper clippings, etc. assembled by Mrs. Grace Sutherlin Marks, (Mrs. W. Oliver Marks), 1882-1953, of Salem, Indiana. They relate to roads in South Central Indiana (including Brown, Clark, Crawford, Dubois, Floyd, Harrison, Jefferson, Lawrence, Orange, Perry, Ripley, Scott, and Washington Counties) and the people, particularly the early settlers, who lived along them.

The collection has been kept in the order in which Mrs. Marks arranged it. It consists of one box of correspondence, eleven boxes of notes, maps, pictures, clippings, etc., in an alphabetical subject arrangement in manila folders, four card file boxes of notes on cards in an alphabetical subject arrangement, one box of notebooks, one folio folder of larger maps and one box of plates for pictures.

The material in manila folders is arranged under the following subjects: Beech Grove Community; Berkey, Christian- Henderlinder, Frederick; Bethlehem Church; Big Spring- Martinsburg Trace; Blue River Township, Harrison County; Bono-Jolly Graveyard-Tolbert Cemetery; Borden Community; Brown County; Brown Township, Washington County; Buffalo Trace; Bunker Hill Community; Burge's Ferry Road; Chestnut Hill Community; Church of Christ; Clark, Marston Green; Clark County; Clark County-Cemeteries; Clark County-Families and Churches; Clark's Chapel; Clarksville; Conservation; Cornwell Family; Crawford County; Daisy Ridge Community; Dubois County; Early Indiana Trails and Surveys; East Fork Trail- Pekin-Pine Lick; Finley's Crossroads; Florida; Floyd County; Franklin Township, Washington County; Gibson Township, Washington County; Greenville Community; Gullett's Ferry Community; Harrison County; Harrison Family; Harristown Community; Howard Township, Washington County; Indians; Indian treaties; Indiana laws; Jackson Township, Washington County; Jefferson County; Jefferson Township, Washington County; Jeffersonville; Kansas Church Community; Kentucky History; Lawrence County; Lesterville Community; Lindley Family; Little York Community; Livonia Community; Louisville- Blue Licks; McCoy-Thompson; McKnight Fort Community; Madison- Brownstown Road; Madison Township, Washington County; Marriages-Mills of Washington County; Martinsburg Community; Media Research Bureau; Michigan Road; Mill Creek Community; Millport Community; Miscellaneous; Mocks' Ferry-Corydon; Monon Railroad; Monroe Township, Washington County; Mt. Carmel-Mt. Hebron Communities; Mt. Eden-Chapel Hill; Mt. Eden Community; Muddy Fork Community; New Albany-Vincennes, Clarksville-Vincennes Road; New London; New London-Paoli- Hindostan Trace; New Philadelphia, Franklin Community; Ney, Marshall; North East Township, Orange County; Ohio River stories; Old Louisville Road; Old Ox Community; Orange County; Orange County Cemetery Records; Organ Spring; Ox Fork Community; Ox Valley Community; Patrick, Ebenezer; Perry County; Peughtown Community; Pierce Township, Washington County; Poems, Polk Township, Washington County-Hardinsburg; Quaker Settlement; Radio programs, Oct. 1935; Revolutionary Soldiers; Ripley County; Royse's Lick; Salem; Salem-Cemetery; Sand Bank Community; Scott County, Sharon Church; Snyder's Chapel; South Boston Community; South East Township, Orange County; South Liberty-Lick Branch Community; Sparksferry Community; Stamper's Creek Township, Orange County; Stucker family; Surveyors' maps; Thornburgh-Harbison; Trapp-Speed Louisville data; Vernon Township, Washington County; Walnut Ridge Community; Wascom's Ferry Community; Washington County; Washington County-First Commissioners' record; Washington County-Roads; Washington Township, East, Washington County; Weirtown-New Salem; Wright family; and Zoah Church.

The card file of notes is arranged under the following subjects: Bartle Community-Northeast Polk Township; Borden- Big Spring Trail; Bromer Community; Bunker Hill Community; Charlestown-Brownstown Trail; Charlestown Road; Chestnut Hill Community; Corydon Road; Dutch Creek Borden Road; East Fork Trail; Finley's Crossroads Community; Flowers Gap Road; Graves Corner-Pekin-Becks Mill; Greenville-Old Pekin trail; Halo Road; Horner's Chapel Road; Jeffersonville-Salem Road; Livonia Community; Mahan Corner; Martinsburg Road; Mill Creek Community; Millersburg South Pleasant Grove; Mt. Tabor Community; New Albany-Bono Road; New Albany Road; New Chapel or Clark's Chapel Community; Ox Fork Community; Ox Valley Community; Pa.R.R. Trace; Pekin-Beck's Mill Trail; Pigeon Roost Community; Pigeon Roost Trail; River Road, Jeffersonville-Charlestown; Sinking Springs Community; Snake Road to Silver Lake; Spring-Mart-Big Trace; Springville- Vincennes Trace; Spurgeon Hill Community; Teagarden; Trails of the Dividing Community; Trails of the Dividing Ridge; United Brethren Community; Utica-Salem Road; Vincennes- Clarksville Trail; Vincennes Trace; Weirtown Community; and Wilcoxen Road.

Collection size: 6,942 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.