Indiana State Library
Found in 85 Collections and/or Records:
INverse Poetry Archive collection
Scope and Contents This collection includes printed copies of poems, applications, and project documentation, as well as digital files, from the INverse Poetry Archive, the Indiana Arts Commission, and the Indiana State Library in Indiana ranging from 2018 to 2022 regarding the contributed works of numerous Hoosier poets and the creation and activities of the archive. Some the digital files include audio recordings of the poets reading the submitted poems, which are available online in the archive.
Ira J. Anderson oral history
Scope and Contents This collection contains two reel-to-reel audiotapes and a transcript of four oral history interviews with Ira J. Anderson, conducted by F. Gerald Handfield, Jr. during May 12-13 and June 22-23, 1976. During the discussion, Anderson talks about his life, travel, politics, farming, World War I, and his work as a State Representative and State Fire Marshal.
Dates: 1976 May-June
J. Scott Williams collection
Collection — Folder: S3171
Scope and Contents This collection includes papers and correspondence from J. Scott Williams regarding his career as an artist in the creation and installation of murals and stained glass windows inside public and private buildings. Collection materials were created in New York and Indianapolis from 1959 to 1966. Correspondence includes instructions on cleaning the existing murals in the Indiana State Library and the potential project of a stained glass window depicting Abraham Lincoln. Additional papers include...
James Cunningham oral history
Scope and Contents In an oral history interview conducted by Jerry Handfield for the Indiana State Library on February 9, 1977, James Cunningham discusses his parents and their Irish heritage, his father’s work at the Pennsylvania railroad and move to the near South Side. He talks about attending St. John’s Catholic school, the brothers of the Holy Cross and school life in the early twentieth century. He talks about growing up in the near south side, the sports he participated in as a child and part time jobs he...
James Longwith Sowers papers
Collection — Folder: S732
Scope and Contents This collection includes an autographed, signed letter from James Longwith Sowers in Muncie, Indiana regarding his booklet.
Dates: circa 1897-1974
James Miller oral history
Scope and Contents This collection includes a transcript and audiotape reel from an oral history interview with Reverend James Miller, conducted by Thomas Krasean for the Indiana State Library on October 2, 1968, at Waugh, Boone County, Indiana. The interview covers his experiences in the Philippines during the Philippine-American War, life following the war, conversion and life as a preacher, and discusses the Ku Klux Klan and its effects on his ministry.
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / James Miller oral history
John Brown Dillon collection
Scope and Contents The collection consists primarily of John B. Dillon’s historical notes on people and events relating to the early exploration and settlement of Indiana and the Old Northwest. Also included is a scrapbook of Dillon’s letters published in newspapers on the U.S. Civil War, the Republican Party, and Indiana history (1861–1876); letters to Dillon regarding the Historical Society, the Indiana Sanitary Fair (1864), and Dillon’s historical work; and a memorial by John Coburn on the life of John Brown...
Katharine Watson Atkins oral history
Scope and Contents This collection contains recorded oral history interviews with Katharine Atkins, conducted by F. Gerald Handfield for the Indiana State Library on October 11, 1977 and January 10, 1978. No transcript is available. The library has a digital copy of the audio.
Kosciusko County collection
Collection — Folder: S1682-01
Scope and Contents The collection contains two items from Kosciusko County, Indiana, comprising a small advertising card for an attorney and land agent, James H. Carpenter, in Warsaw, Indiana and a two-page, typed letter from George A. Nye, a math teacher from Warsaw, Indiana to Christopher Coleman, the Indiana State Library director, circa 1917-1918, regarding the position offerred to Nye. The letter also lists the articles he wrote, mostly regarding Warsaw, in the preceding 25 years and makes mention of the...
Dates: circa 1870s-1918
Louis J. Bailey and Esther U. McNitt political letters
Collection — Folder: S283
Scope and Contents This collection includes letters from U.S. congressman and senators from Indiana in Washington, D.C. replying to Louis J. Bailey and Esther U. McNitt ranging from 1926 to 1935 regarding various bills and legislation regarding libraries, printing, and censuses.