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Elkhart University photograph collection

Identifier: P031

Scope and Contents

The collection includes black and white photographs, a postcard, negatives, and a scrapbook from Elkhart University in Elkhart, Indiana, dating from 1947 to 1968 regarding student life, graduations, and academics. In addition, there are graduation programs from 1947 to 1949.


  • 1947-1968, undated

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Administrative History

Elkhart Business College (Elkhart, Indiana) was founded in 1882. The school taught several business-related courses of study such as bookkeeping, accounting, business administration, dental technical and medical secretarial training, and various secretarial course like shorthand and typewriting. At some time prior to 1947, the name was changed to Elkhart Business University, then, in the mid 1950's the name was changed again to the Elkhart University of Medical and Dental Technique. In the 1960's the name was changed once more to the Elkhart Institute of Technology before finally closing in 1987.


Items in the collection.

"Dental Technicians Needed; Wanted; Be a Dental Nurse." Classified ads. Logansport Press (IN), February 23, 1960, p. 10.

"Incorprations." Indianapolis Star, August 2, 1933, p. 17.

"Incorprations." Indianapolis Star, May 11, 1938, p. 19.

Sharp, Jo Ellen Meyers. "Students of Closed School to Be Repaid." Indianapolis Star, August 11, 1988.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)

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This collection is arranged by subject and format.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed by Jill Costill during April 1998. Finding aid revised by Edythe Huffman on 2015/11/16. EAD finding aid completed by Bethany Fiechter on 2018/05/14. Collection reprocessed and EAD finding aid revised 2021/06/23 by Brittany Kropf.
Elkhart University photograph collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.