During the course of our inventory project, the interns and I recently discovered a box labeled “Posey County Journals” in our collection. Naturally curious, we opened it up to find 8 books titled Posey County Clerk and Posey County Assessor. These books had completely different covers that looked nothing like the rest of our similar books. Some of the books were dated as recently as the 1940s. After checking around, it appears the books were borrowed for a Vanderburgh County project at some point and somehow never returned.
Seeking to rectify that situation, we reached out the Posey County Clerk Betty Postletheweight to see about returning the Posey County books to their rightful home. Yesterday afternoon, Clerk Postletheweight dropped by and we were able to transfer all 8 books back to Posey County. They were happy to have them back and we were glad to be able to send these lost books home. Thanks for coming to see us on a rainy Monday, Clerk Postletheweight!