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Riviera Club Boosters collection

 Collection — Folder: S2416
Identifier: S2416

Scope and Contents

This collection includes pages from a "memorandum" notebook prepared for Mr. and Mrs. Homer Woods as a "token of thanks" for his service as president of the Riviera Club Boosters in 1945. The notebook pages consist of correspondence and documents regarding the Boosters from 1935 to 1945, including the group's constitution and bylaws, lists of officers, and names and addresses of committee members. James H. Makin, founder of the Riviera Club, signed the dedication page.


  • 1935-1945

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.

Historical Note

The Riviera Club was founded in 1933 by James Makin and a group of northside residents of Indianapolis, Indiana to provide low-cost recreational facilities for families. The Riviera Club Boosters was established in 1935 with an objective to "stimulate interest in any and all things having to do with the welfare of the Riviera Club" through its social and athletic committees. Officers of the Boosters served for a six month term and Homer Woods was elected the group's 22nd president on April 6, 1945.


Information found within collection.

Hale, Michelle D. and Jyoti A. Verderame. "Riviera Club." Encyclopedia of Indianapolis. Accessed September 6, 2022.

"Riviera Booster Club Names Homer Woods." Indianapolis Star (IN), April 8, 1945.


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 2022/09/07 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2022/09/07 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.