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The HMI Archives contains vast collections associated with the following key properties: Schroeder Saddletree Factory, Shrewsbury House, Dr. Hutchings Medical Office and Annex, and Jeremiah Sullivan House. The Archives also contains approximately 5,000 digital images of Madison’s history. These collections are open to visiting scholars. To use or search our collections, please create a proposal about the nature of your research, include your name and contact information and email to John Staicer, HMI Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
Below is a brief description of the collections arranged by property:
Shrewsbury Collection and Archive
Business papers related to the various Shrewsbury business ventures.
Personal family papers, photographs from the Shrewsburys, 1830’s to the early 20th century.
Collections of textbooks, Confederate Army documents which deal with the military education and service of the sons of Charles Shrewsbury.
Original authentic Shrewsbury furniture collection.
John and Ann Windle Collection and Archive
Approximately 200 boxes of papers from John and Ann Windle, the founders of HMI and longtime preservation advocates.
Dr. Hutchings Collection and Archive
Countless photos taken by Lida Hutchings of Madison as well as Sioux Indians on the reservation in the Dakotas, late 19th century.
Countless Medical records from Dr. Hutchings Medical Practice
Medical Equipment from the late 19th century.
Personal Hutchings items including correspondence, journals, diaries and all the furnishings from their family home on Third Street in Madison.
Clothing/Textile Collection worn or used by the Hutchings women.
Saddletree Factory Collection and Archive
Business correspondence, 1880-1975
Financial records, 1880-1970’s
Catalogs of the Saddletrees which the Schroeder’s distributed to the customers.
St. Michael the Archangel Collection and Archive
Statues, and stained glass pieces located throughout the property site.
Jeremiah Sullivan House Collection and Archive
Family papers reflecting the pioneering Sullivan family who migrated from Virginia in the early 19th century.
Legal papers of one of the Indiana’s early state supreme court judges.
Artifacts from Jerry Sullivan, a Civil War General.