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WTHR's Read Indiana Read Town Meeting, 1996-04-08

 Item — Box: AV-1
Identifier: 45000000305075

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: The Indiana Literacy Foundation Records consist of seven series: Board of Directors, Administrative Records, Financial Records, Grants, Programs, Publicity, and Photographs.

Board of Directors, 1991-2005, includes three kinds of materials: 1) board meetings and minutes, including financial reports, reports from committees, staffing concerns, program/event discussions, and frequent reconsideration of organizational missions and goals, and the fundraising necessary to undertake them; 2) reports and minutes from committee meetings; and 3) correspondence among board members concerning the Foundation’s operations. Of particular note is the careful balance maintained between the gathering of funds and their dispersal to grantees, and the increasing frequency of emergency meetings that began taking place after critical cash shortages in 2002 became a concern.

Administrative Records, 1989-2005, includes documents pertaining to the establishment and operation of the organization, as well as correspondence, largely between board members and external entities.

Financial Records, 1991-2005, includes a variety of financial reports, as well as audit preparation documents, and tax documents. This series includes two sub-series groups: one pertaining to fund raising activities, and a second detailing the efforts and communication involved in larger grants awarded to the Indiana Literacy Foundation primarily by Lilly, the Pulliam Trust, and Verizon.

Grants, 1991-2004, contain records of grants awarded by the Indiana Literacy Foundation. The files contain correspondence, reports, grant proposals, and financial information.

Programs, 1990-2005, makes up a large percentage of the collection and includes information about various collaborations and programs run by the Indiana Literacy Foundation. The largest sets of material pertain to Links to Literacy, Read Indiana, and the Gateway tutoring materials used within that program.

Publicity, 1993-2002, consists of public service announcements, press releases, advertisements, and newspaper/magazine clippings related to the activities of the organization to promote literacy.

Photographs, 1990-2002, includes a photo album as well as photographs from individual events and meetings.


  • 1996-04-08

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to the public.


From the Collection: 11 Cubic Feet (10 cartons, 1 oversized box containing 1 photograph album and 2 audio reels)


Repository Details

Part of the Philanthropic Studies Archives Repository

IUPUI University Library
755 W. Michigan St.
Room 0133
Indianapolis IN 46202 USA