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Shortridge High School collection

 Collection — Folder: S1984
Identifier: S1984

Scope and Contents

This collection includes printed material from Shortridge High School in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1901 regarding school fight songs.


  • 1901

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

Shortridge High School was the first public high school in Indianapolis, originally called Indianapolis High School. It was renamed Shortridge H.S. in 1897, in honor of Abram C. Shortridge, Superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools. It moved to its current location at Meridian and 34th Streets in 1928. It published the first daily student newspaper, the Shortridge Daily Echo. It was closed in 1981 due to budgetary concerns, then the Indianapolis Public School System reopened Shortridge as a middle school in 1984, continuing until the spring of 2009. In the fall of 2009, the school reopened its doors to high school students under the name of Shortridge Magnet High School for Law and Public Policy, serving 6th through 12th grade students, with its first class to graduate in 2012. Its past graduates have included such luminaries as Senator Richard Lugar, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Mary Ritter Beard and Madelyn Pugh, of the "I Love Lucy" writing staff.

Stahly, Ted. (1994). Shortridge High School. In The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis. (p. 1259-60). Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. ISLI 977.201 M341Ien

"Shortridge High School." Retrieved 2014/08/04.


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.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 1998 by Andrea Bean Hough. EAD finding aid created 2014/08/04 by Edythe Huffman.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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