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The Service Club of Indianapolis collection

 Collection
Identifier: L215

Scope and Contents

This collection includes the weekly newsletter "The Grenade", from The Service Club of Indianapolis in Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from 1953-1968 regarding club business and members.

Dates

  • 1953-1968

Creator

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

The Service Club of Indianapolis was founded in 1920 by Howard C. Caldwell, Richard H. Habbe, John I. Kautz, Storey M. Larkin, Frank E. Long, Sidney S. Miller and John Paul Ragsdale. There were 38 charter members and the basic requirement was that each member be a veteran of the Army, Navy or Marine Corps during April 6, 1917 to Nov. 11, 1918. Its function was to serve veterans in various ways and not allow members to be in competing business enterprises. Later the membership requirements changed to include that each member be a 1) citizen of the United States and 2) a resident of Indianapolis or vicinity and that membership be capped at 175. In later years, service in any other military conflict to which the President or Congress had committed armed forces was accepted for membership. The organization has a website which was copyrighted in 2015.

Sources:

The Service Club of Indianapolis. "The Service Club of Indianapolis, 1920-1955; with the biographies of 291 members who served in the world wars". (1955). Indianapolis, IN: Cornelius Printing Co. Print. ISLI 369.186 S491SE 1955

The Service Club of Indianapolis. "First fifty years : the Service Club of Indianapolis, 1920-1970 : with biographies of 195 members who served their country in time of war". (1970). Indianapolis, IN: Cornelius Printing Co. Print. ISLI 369.186 S491SE 1970

The Service Club of Indianapolis. "The Service Club of Indianapolis, 1920-1987 : with biographies of 179 members all of whom served their country in time of war". (1987). Indianapolis, IN: Cornelius Printing Co. Print. ISLI 369.186 S491SE 1987

"The Service Club of Indianapolis, 1987-1996 : with biographies of members, all of whom served their country in time of war". (1996). Carmel, IN: Maco Press. Print. ISLI 369.186 S491SE 1996

The Service Club of Indianapolis. Retrieved 2016/04/13. https://scoi.wildapricot.org/Contact

Extent

1.2 Cubic Feet (3 manuscript boxes; 1 small manuscript box)

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. Perry Lesh on 1970/05/27.

Accruals

No further additions are expected.

Related Archival Material

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in the Indiana Division, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

ISLI 369.186 S491SE 1955: The Service Club of Indianapolis, 1920-1955; with the biographies of 291 members who served in the world wars ISLI 369.186 S491SE 1970: First fifty years : the Service Club of Indianapolis, 1920-1970 : with biographies of 195 members who served their country in time of war ISLI 369.186 S491SE 1987: The Service Club of Indianapolis, 1920-1987 : with biographies of 179 members all of whom served their country in time of war ISLI 369.186 S491SE 1996: The Service Club of Indianapolis, 1987-1996 : with biographies of members, all of whom served their country in time of war ISLI 369.186 G826: The grenade

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:

IND. 369.186 G826: "The Grenade" newsletters

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/04/13 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2016/04/13 by Edythe Huffman.
Title
The Service Club of Indianapolis collection
Status
Completed
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

Contact:
140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.
317-232-3671