Mrs. Sarah Carmichael Harrell collection
Scope and Contents
- Harrell, Sarah Carmichael, 1844-1929 (Person)
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At the Columbian Exposition, she worked to create an exhibition for the teachers and school kids and she created the "Penny Fund" where people would donate certain change, depending on who they were, like school kids can give a penny, a dime from teachers, etc. "But for Mrs. Harrell's inventive genius and great executive ability many of the Hoosier children would not have been brought to appreciate the advantages of the World's Great Fair, and the educational exhibit would not have been what everyone has reason to expect from it now. Mrs. Harrell is a lady of rare culture and great force of character; and her unselfish and untiring labors to make the educational exhibit a great success are fully appreciated and will long be remembered by the people of Indiana" (Campbell, 81). She passed away in 1929.
Sources: collection inventory, AncestryLibrary, and Google Books:
Campbell, James Bartlett. (1893). The World's Colombian Exposition Illustrated: March 1892 to March 1893. Architecture. 81.
Riefel, August Jacob. (1915) History of Franklin County, Indiana: Her People, Industries, and Institutions. Windmill Publications, 362-363.
1.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box; 4 custom clamshell boxes)
- Mrs. Sarah Carmichael Harrell collection
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