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Harry B. Dynes collection

 Collection — Folder: S0397
Identifier: S0397

Scope and Contents

This collection includes two certificates of service from the Seventh District Local Board of the U.S. Selective Service (1918); a copy of the Articles of Governance for the Indiana Selective Service Association (1919); a copy of the introduction by George O. Dix and the speech by Major Robert W. Adams at the Selective Service Association convention (1920); a letter dated March 4, 1924 and sent by former British Prime Minister David Lloyd George's private secretary, A. J. Sylvester, regarding three photographs of Lloyd George; an election ribbon for Hon. James Davis (1925); a newspaper clipping of a picture of Private Herman L. Abraham from the March 15, 1942 Indianapolis Star; an April 21, 1942 letter sent to Dynes by Private Abraham while statiioned at Dale Mabry Field; and an October 5, 1942 letter sent by Richard Landram from the United States Navel Training School (U.S.N.T.S) at the University of Illinois.


  • 1873-1945


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.

Biographical Note

Harry Blaine Dynes (1884-1968) was an executive with the Equitable Life Assurance Society of America in Indianapolis, Indiana. He served as a Republican member of the Indiana House of Representatives in 1917; secretary of the Indiana Selective Service Association in 1921; and conciliator for the U.S. Labor Department in the 1920s and 1930s.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Harry B. Dynes on 1955/11/14.


No further additions are expected.

Related Archival Material

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

L256: Harry Dynes papers

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/06/08 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid created 2016/06/08 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid revised 2016/06/16 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid revised 2018/08/28 by Laura Eliason.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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