Skip to main content

Indianapolis businesses collection

 Collection — Folder: S1795
Identifier: S1795

Scope and Contents

The collection includes items created by four Indianapolis businesses: one piece of stationery for notes, an invoice form, two letterheads clipped off larger pieces of stationery, and a price list, ranging from 1887 to 1915. Dates for the materials extend from 1887 to 1915. The businesses are Frank B. Ainsworth & Co., Condersaar & Co., When Clothing Co., and Hanson, Van Camp Co.


  • 1889-1915


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

Hanson, Van Camp Co., wholesale suppliers of hardware, iron, and tinner’s stock, occupied 78, 80 and 82 South Illinois Street in 1887. Julius A. Hanson was president of the company.

When Clothing Co., which claimed to be the largest store in Indiana, occupied 30, 32, 34, 36, and 38 North Pennsylvania Street in 1906. J.T. Brush was president of the clothing firm.

Condersaar & Co., established in 1872, a dealer in produce, occupied 22 and 24 South Delaware Street in 1915. George Condersaar and John H. King were the owners.

Frank B. Ainsworth & Co., dealer in subscription books, occupied 41 Vance Block in 1915.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

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


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 1998/12/04 by Philip N. Williams. Collection reprocessed 2018/08/14 by Abby Currier. EAD finding aid created 2018/08/14 by Abby Currier.
Indianapolis businesses collection
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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