Indiana State Library
Found in 72 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Folder: S2336
Scope and Contents The collection contains the tapes and transcript drafts of three interviews with Arch N. Bobbitt conducted by Randall Jehs for the Indiana State Library oral history project on August 30, September 11, and September 17, 1974. In the first interview, Bobbitt discusses his childhood and education; how his interest in politics developed; Indiana politics in the 1920s including the influence of the Ku Klux Klan and D. C. Stephenson; and the state gasoline tax department. In the second interview,...
Scope and Contents The collection contains a transcript and a reel-to-reel audiotape of an oral history interview with Asa J. Smith conducted by Thomas Krasean on March 20, 1969. During the interview, Smith discusses his experiences as a Marine during World War I, Indiana political campaigns, the League of Nations, Harry S. New, Tom Taggart, George Coffin, James E. Watson, and Sherman Minton. He also discusses his association with the Oberholtzer family, including his representation of the family during the D. C....
Scope and Contents This collection contains a transcript and an audiotape reel for an oral history interivew with Bendedict C. Birchler, conducted by Gerald Hanfield for the Indiana State Library on May 4, 1977. Bircher describes boyhood in rural Indiana, his teaching methods, and school discipline. Birchler worked for the Agricultural Adjustment Administration in the 1930 and he discusses Prohibition and the Depression and its effects on farming. At the time of this interview, he lived in the house he and his...
Collection — Folder: S998
Collection — Folder: S1132
Scope and Contents This collection includes autographed, signed letters from Catherine Beveridge in Indianapolis, Indiana and Beverly Farms from Massachusetts, ranging from 1931/02/03-1932/09/18 regarding her husband Albert's writings, papers, and the Indiana State Library director, Demarchus Brown, and pleasure at the building of a state library.
Collection — Folder: S0101
Scope and Contents This collection contains a transcript and audiotape reel of an oral history interview with Dana L. Blank, conducted by Susan Bell for the Indiana State Library on October 19,1973. Blank discusses her philosophy on recreation and corrections, the recreation programs she instituted at the Indiana Girls’ School, and the co-recreational activities with the Rockville Training Center and the Henryville Boy’s School.
Collection — Folder: S1343
Scope and Contents The two letters in this collection were written in ink and signed by D. W. Voorhees. The oldest letter, dated June 20, 1860, was written to Colonel Richard W. Thompson in Washington, D.C. about Daniel's trip to the nation's capital. He wrote: "I start tomorrow to Charlottesville, Va. I will spend some time on the way and will reach there on Saturday the 30th, and one of the chief pleasures I anticipate is in meeting you and George Hughes according to promise. I do wish you will come. I am...