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Gilbert Harris collection

 Collection — Folder: S3105
Identifier: S3105

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of various materials concerning Gilbert Harris from Indiana ranging from 1905 to 1946, relating to World War II and local concerns as well as deaths. Among the items relating to World War II are a ship's newspaper, a broadside welcoming returning troops to their voyage home on the S.S. Tristram Dalton, and newspaper and magazine clippings. The clippings are obituaries and announcements of an award and of a visit home. The collection also includes photocopies of an advertising card for a dry goods store, a broadside announcing a public sale of farm stock and goods, and an obituary for a young man who committed suicide.


  • 1905-1946


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

Gilbert "Gib" Harris was born December 15, 1906 in Kennard Indiana to Frank and Marry Harris. He had four brothers and one sister. He married Inez E. Wilkinson and they lived in Anderson, Indiana where he worked as a shipping clerk in auto parts manufacturing. Harris enlisted in the U.S. Army on May 1, 1943 and was discharged October 6, 1945. He died December 25, 1982 in Anderson, Indiana.


Items in the collection. 1910 United States Federal Census. Accessed February 4, 2016. 1920 United States Federal Census. Accessed February 4, 2016. 1940 United States Federal Census. Accessed February 4, 2016. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010. Accessed February 4, 2016. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014. Accessed February 4, 2016. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946. Accessed February 4, 2016.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)


This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. Inez Harris on 1988/05/11.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 1999/04/15 by PW. EAD finding aid created 2016/01/12 by Patrick Ridout. EAD finding aid revised 2016/02/04 by Brittany Kropf.
Inez Harris 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.