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Mildred Harrod photograph collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SP030

Scope and Contents

This collection includes photographs and tintypes from Mildred Harrod and the Harrod and Dixon families in Indiana; Cincinatti, Ohio; Vancouver, Washington; and other places in the United States ranging from circa 1860 to 1950, depicting family members; Jeffersonville High School girls' basketball teams; hospitals, churches, and the neighborhood around 346 Hanson Avenue in Indianapolis in the 1940s; flooding of the Wabash River in the Vincennes area in 1950; military service during World War I; and a handful of images from Johnstown, Pennsylvania and Madison, Terre Haute, and New Bethel, Indiana. There are also a series of images from the army service of Lemuel Dixon in the 14th Infantry in Vancouver, Washington from 1902 to 1905, which include three photographs depicting the flight and landing of the army airship, Gelatine, which flew from the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition in Portland, Oregon to the Vancouver Barracks on September 19, 1905.


  • circa 1860-1950


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

"Mildred Irene (Dixon) Harrod was born October 4, 1906 in Hope, Indiana to Harmon S. and Stella Taylor Dixon. She was the second of five children, including Ethel, Lola, Lewis and Ernest P. Harrod was a graduate of DePauw University. She taught English, Latin, physical education, home economics, and biology at area high schools and authored several genealogy books. She married Dolph Orene Harrod in Vincennes, Indiana on May 10, 1936. They had one daughter, Patricia and one son, John Dixon. Harrod was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the United Methodist Church, Indiana Historical Society, and other organizations and was a founding member of the Yellow Trail Museum in Hope. She died March 14, 1994 and was buried in the Flat Rock Cemetery, Flat Rock, Indiana."

From: Indiana State Library. "Mildred D. Harrod papers." Finding aid. Accessed May 28, 2019.


0.04 Cubic Feet (4 folders)

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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.

Related Materials

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

L284: Mildred Harrod papers

S2901: Mildred Dixon Harrod collection

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2019/05/28 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid created 2019/05/28 by Brittany Kropf.
Mildred Harrod photograph 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.