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Thomas Karl Krasean, American historian. Certified in fund raising management, 1996. Named Sagamore of the Wabash; recipient Eli Lilly Lifetime Achievement award, 2005.


Krasean, Thomas Karl was born on February 21, 1940 in South Bend, Indiana, United States. Son of William Henry and Rose Ercelia (Mariottini) Krasean.


Associate of Arts, Kellogg Community College, 1960. Student, University Alabama, 1961. Bachelor, East Michigan University, 1963.

Master of Arts, Western Michigan University, 1965.


Field representative, Indiana State Library., Indianapolis, 1965-1969; state archivist, Indiana State Library., Indianapolis, 1969-1970; director, Byron Lewis Library., Vincennes (Indiana) U., 1970-1977; field representative, Indiana History Society, Indianapolis, 1977-1982; director field services division, Indiana History Society, Indianapolis, 1982-1992; director community relations division, Indiana History Society, Indianapolis, 1992-1997; director development and membership services, Indiana History Society, Indianapolis, since 1997. Representative Indiana American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, 1971-1977. Member Advisory Com.Historic Preservation, 1972-1973, Advisory Committee Indiana History Bureau, since 1980.

Chairman George Rogers Clark Trail Foundation, 1972-1974. Founder, president Old N.W. Corporation, 1973-1977. Board directors Indiana Advisory Committee National History Publs. and Records Commission, 1979-1997.


  • Certified in fund raising management, 1996.


Member White River Park Task Force, Indianapolis, 1981-1983. Board directors Friends of the State Archives, 2000^, secretary-treasurer, since 2005. Member American Association State and Local History (state chairman awards committee 1981-1992, regional chairman awards committee 1988-1992, nominating committee 1992-1995), Society of America Archivists, Midwest Archives Conference (charter), Indiana History Society (advisory council Indiana Junior History Society 1971-2001), Indiana Oral History Roundtable (charter), Society Indiana Archivists (founder, secretary, treasurer 1972-1992), Civil War Roundtable (president 1970-1971, 79-80, 93-94), Indianapolis Civil War Roundtable, Battle Creek (life), Indianapolis Literature Club (president 1989, treasurer since 1991), Contemporary Club Indianapolis (board directors 1998-2000, president 2001-2002), Devonshire Neighborhood Association (president 1998-2000), Indiana Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee, Indiana State History Records Advisory Board.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, book collecting.


Married Arleen Ruth Llewellyn, June 19, 1965 (divorced October 1970). Children: Thomas Karl, David William, Elizabeth Rose. Married Liliane Siahou, November 4, 1972.

William Henry Krasean

Rose Ercelia (Mariottini) Krasean

Arleen Ruth Llewellyn

Liliane Siahou

Elizabeth Rose Krasean

David William Krasean

Thomas Karl Krasean