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Powell A. Moore photograph collection

 Collection — Folder: SP142
Identifier: SP142

Scope and Contents

This collection includes black-and-white photographs from historian Powell A. Moore in Lake County, Indiana ranging from 1883 to 1946 and undated, regarding the cities of Gary and Hammond and other places in Lake County, as well as local industries, such as meat packing and oil refining.


  • 1883-1946, 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.

Biographical Note

Powell Aurelius Moore was an Indiana historian and author of The Calumet Region: Indiana's Last Frontier (1959). He was born on February 27, 1904 to Stephen Burton (1863–1934) and Annie (Scott) (1868-1947) Moore on a farm near Milan, Tennessee. Moore attended Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee and Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, before attaining a master's degree from Indiana University in 1927. He taught at multiple southern colleges and universities before he returned to Indiana University, earning his doctorate in 1932. That year, he helped found Indiana University's Calument Extenstion Center in East Chicago, Indiana, which evolved into the univeristy's northwestern campus in Gary, Indiana. Moore taught history and political science at the center. He married Ruth Olivia Young on December 24, 1934 in Indiana and they had 2 children, fraternal twins Hugh Lynch (1940-) and Ann Elizabeth (1940-). He died on September 24, 1967 in Ogden Dunes, Indiana and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Milan, Tennessee.

Sources: "Ann Elizabeth Moore." Indiana, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1907-1940. Accessed December 8, 2021. "Hugh Lynch Moore." Indiana, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1907-1940. Accessed December 8, 2021. "Powell Moore." 1910 United States Federal Census. Accessed December 8, 2021. "Powell Moore." 1920 United States Federal Census. Accessed December 8, 2021. "Powell Moore." Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2011. Accessed December 8, 2021. "Powell Moore." Indiana, U.S., Marriages, 1810-2001. Accessed December 8, 2021. "Powell Moore." Tennessee, U.S., Delayed Birth Records, 1869-1909. Accessed December 8, 2021. "Powell A. Moore." Find A Grave Memorial. Accessed December 8, 2021.

Indiana University Northwest. "History." IU Northwest Bulletin, 2020-2022. Accessed December 8, 2021.

"Powell A. Moore Dies; Founder of Campus." Indianapolis Star, September 26, 1967, 27. Accessed December 8, 2021. ProQuest.

Thompson, Donald E., Ray Banta, and Wabash College. "Moore, Powell A." In Indiana Authors and Their Books, 1917-1966, pp. 435-436. Crawfordsville, IN: Wabash College, 1974. Indiana University Digital Library Program. Accessed December 8, 2021.

Historical Note

Northwest Indiana is known locally as "the Region" after the Calumet Region. The Region comprises Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Newton and Jasper counties in Indiana and neighbors Lake Michigan and is now part of the Chicago metropolitan area. The northern part of the region is a major industrial center with steel mills and oil refineries.


Wikipedia. "Northwest Indiana." Accessed December 8, 2021.


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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/12/08 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid created 2021/12/08 by Brittany Kropf.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.