For over a century, Girl Scouts has served as a unique and vital part of women's cultural history in Indiana. the materials in this collection represent an overview of that history. Included are documents form all four legacy Girl Scout Councils from northern Indiana and parts of southern Michigan: Lakeland, Limberlost, Singing Sands, and tribal Trails as well as early materials from the early history of the organization. These include meeting minutes and notes, newsletters, handbooks/activity books, scapbooks, slide shows, and photographs. The project is a collaboration between the Mishawaka-Penn Harris Public Library (MPHPL) and the Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana (GSNI-M).
This project is ongoing and materials are being added as they are digitized. Physical items are being transferred to the MPHPL as this process is completed. Currently the buld of the non-digitized collection is located at the GSNI-M headquarters in Fort Wayne, IN. This includes an extensive uniform and badge colletion as well as copies of most national and local publications since 1950. These materials are available for public viewing by appointment. Please contact the GSNI-M office at 1-800-283-4812 for more information.
This project is part of the Indaina Memory Digirtal Libary and is made possible by a grant form the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Indaina State Libraery. It was funded by a Library Serviece and Technology Act grant to the Mishawaka Penn Harris Public Library in 2013.