Indiana State Library
Found in 85 Collections and/or Records:
Albert W. Wishard correspondence
Collection — Folder: S2336
Scope and Contents This collection includes correspondence, business cards, publications, and clippings from 1894 to 1895 to and from Albert W. Wishard regarding the open position for the office of the Indiana State Librarian.
Arch N. Bobbitt oral history
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,...
Dates: 1974 August-September; 1978
Asa J. Smith oral history
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....
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Asa J. Smith oral history
Bass Photo Company photograph collection
Scope and Contents This collection includes photographs from the Bass Photo Company in Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from circa 1850 to 1975 and undated regarding people, buildings, street scenes, illustrations, and events such as Foch Day (November 4, 1921) in Indianapolis, as well as a few shots taken around Indiana.
Dates: circa 1850-1975, undated
Benedict C. Birchler oral history transcript
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...
Bruce Calvert correspondence
Collection — Folder: S0998
Scope and Contents This collection includes typed, signed letters from Bruce Calvert in Pigeon-Roost-in-the-Woods, New Jersey ranging from 1929/09/24 to 1930/09/25 regarding the Indiana State Library's holdings of "The Open Road."
Catherine Beveridge correspondence
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.
Clarence Edward Benadum collection
Collection — Folder: S0101
Scope and Contents The collection contains one typed letter signed by Clarence Edward Benadum sent to Margaret Donnell of the Indiana State Library regarding autographing the library’s copy of Blackshirt.
Curtis G. Shake oral history
Dana L. Blank oral history
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.
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Dana L. Blank oral history