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George E. Gill collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S2386

Scope and Contents

This collection includes copies of the the August and October 1923 editions of The Educator-Journal magazine containing the articles "Taking Criticism Kindly" and "Getting a Better Job" written by George E. Gill. Items from the Indianapolis Employment Bureau include a copy of the circular "Announcement to Employers of Indianapolis Concerning Free Employment Bureaus" from 1926; an unused sheet of the bureau's letterhead from circa 1926; and copies of the bureau's second annual report (November 19, 1926), third annual report (October 20, 1927), and the fifth annual report (October 8, 1929), all written by Gill.

The collection also contains a copy of the February 1931 edition of National Business, the official publication of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, and a reprint copy of George Gill's article "Bringing Job and Worker Together" that was printed in the magazine. A copy of the The Bulletin, a monthly publication of the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, from March 1931 and a program from the eleventh annual conference of the Personnel Research Federation held in New York City November 17 and 18, 1932 are also included.


  • 1923-1932

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

George Everett Gill was born June 23, 1889 in Ireland, Dubois County, Indiana to George (1863–1890) and Grace Minna (Woods) Gill (1868–1938). He graduated from Indiana University in 1912 and received a master's degree from Columbia University in 1917. After serving in the U.S. Army during World War I, Gill became secretary-manager of the Better Business Bureau of Indianapolis in 1919. The following year he formed his own firm, the Gill Placement Service, and ran it from 1920 to 1924. In 1924, Gill became director of the Indianapolis Employment Bureau and held that position until 1933. He married Urith Dailey (1895–1984) in October 1925 and they had two sons.A few years later he became the first state manager of the Indiana State Employment Service, holding the position from 1938 to 1941. In the 1940s, Gill wrote the column "Your Job" for the Indianapolis Times under the pen name James Grayson. He also worked as a counselor for the Vocational Rehabilitation Division of the State Department of Public Instruction for 16 years before retiring in 1963. Gill died at the age of 83 on January 1, 1973 and was buried in Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Sources: "George E. Gill." Indiana, U.S., Marriage Index, 1800-1941. Accessed July 20, 2022. "George Everett Gill." Find a Grave Memorial. Accessed July 20, 2022.

"George E. Gill, State Counselor." Indianapolis News (IN), January 2, 1973. Accessed July 20, 2022.


0.02 Cubic Feet (2 folders)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from George Gill on 1965/12/09.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2022/07/20 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2022/07/20 by Laura Eliason.
George E. Gill 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.