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Harry G. Leslie, National Air Races invitation

 Collection — Folder: OBE022
Identifier: OBE022

Scope and Contents

This collection contains one oversize invitation to the National Air Races in Chicago in 1930 to Governor Harry Leslie from the students of Ross Junior High School in Chicago.


  • 1930/06/26


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

Harry Guyer Leslie, 33rd governor of Indiana, was born on April 6, 1878 at Lafayette, Indiana to Daniel and Mary Leslie. He was a 1905 graduate of Purdue University and earned his law degree from Indiana University. Leslie married Martha Morgan in 1910 and they had three sons. He had a law practice in Lafayette and also engaged in farming. Leslie was elected Tippecanoe County treasurer in both 1912 and 1914 and in 1923 went to the Indiana General Assembly as a representative from Tippecanoe and Warren Counties. He was Speaker of the House in 1925 and 1927 and was elected governor in 1928. After serving one term, Leslie became president of the Standard Life Insurance Company. He died at the age of 59 on December 10, 1937.


"Indiana Mourns Death of Leslie." Lafayette (IN) Journal And Courier, December 11, 1937.

Historical Note

The National Air Races held in Chicago, IL at the Curtiss-Reynolds Airport from August 23rd to September 1st, 1930. Aviation, the speed and reliability of aircraft and engines grew during the 1920s and the National Air Races were a showcase of this technology.


0.1 Cubic Feet (1 extra-large oversize folder)

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This collection consists of one item.

Custodial History

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


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2020/09/29 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid created 2020/09/29 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid revised 2022/11/02 by Brittany Kropf.
Harry G. Leslie, National Air Races invitation
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