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Slickville Tile Works collection

Identifier: L439

Scope and Contents

This collection includes business papers, receipts, photographs, newspaper clippings, ledgers and correspondence from Slickville Tile Works and government offices in Gaston and Muncie, Indiana ranging from 1885 to 1935 regarding business and family matters.


  • 1883-1932, undated

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.

Administrative History

The Slickville Tile Factory/Works, also known as Myers' tile mill (including three beehive kilns), was constructed soon after the Myers family, consisting of Mannasses Myers and his five sons, Monroe, Edward, Mannasses, Jr., John and Jesse arrived in Slickville, Indiana (near the Delaware-Madison County line) on March 1, 1883 The hollow cylinders, made of baked tile, were used initially to drain the swampy, wooded area belonging to the family, then to develop and maintain farm land in Indiana. The factory produced at least 400 rods of 4" tile per day, as well as other sizes. In the spring of 1887, the first gas well was drilled on the Myers lease, and the use of gas improved the manufacture and clay product through about 1910.


Items within the collection.

Indiana Historical Bureau. "Slickville Tile Works." Indiana Historical Markers. Accessed May 6, 2015.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Sarah Ann Voyles on 1999/05.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed March 2000 by Jill Costill. EAD finding aid created 2015/05/06 by Edythe Huffman.
Slickville Tile Works 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.