A recent discovery by an archivist at the Vanderburgh County Clerk’s office has found a way to tie the past 198 years together. While hunting down records to fulfill a citizen’s request, the archivist found two tin boxes stuffed with a series of records dating back to the months that followed the county’s formation in January 1818. Amber Gowen, an archivist at the county clerk’s office, found them completely by accident.
The Vanderburgh County Historical Society has donated money to help with preserving the newly-discovered records. The money will go toward the purchase of specialized archival materials, including acid-free folders and containers. Gowen hopes future grants will help with digitizing the records.
You can read more and watch a video of the records at the TriState Homepage web site at http://goo.gl/Onrdr7.