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Gatling Gun Club records

Identifier: L728

Scope and Contents

This collection contains club histories, meeting minutes, account books, and membership information for the Gatling Gun Club in Indianapolis from 1929 to 2001.


  • 1929-2001


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 / Historical

The Gatling Gun Club in Indianapolis was established in 1910 by local Shriners, one who had been a member of the "Boys in Blue" Zouave team which performed in vaudeville shows at the turn of the century. The Club moved into the building at 707 North Illinois Street in 1919 after purchasing it from Knights of Columbus. The last performance of the drill team with Gatling guns occurred in June 1921. In 2009, with an aging membership and declining interest in fraternal organizations, the Gatling Gun Club concluded and sold its property in 2010.

Sources: Materials in the collection.

Hostetler, Joan, "Indianapolis Then and Now: The Gatling Gun Club, 707-709 N. Illinois Street", Historic Indianapolis, August 21, 2014. Accessed June 3, 2019,


1.5 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box, 1 oversize box)

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This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Sandra Jarvis during May 2014.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2019/06/03 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid created 2019/06/03 by Lauren Patton.


Gatling Gun Club records
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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