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American Business Club, Indianapolis, Indiana scrapbook

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: L765

Scope and Contents

This collection comrpises a scrapbook containting photographs, clippings, pamphlets, ribbons, and papers from the American Business Club in Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from 1923 to 1938 regarding club activities and members.


  • 1923-1938


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.

Historical Note

Formed in Alabama in 1923, the National Association of American Business Clubs was an organization which oversaw local weekly luncheon clubs for young businessmen. A branch was organized n Indianapolis, Indiana in 1923. The local branch received their charter from the natioanl organization at a dinner on August 3, 1923. Officers were also elected at the meeting, including the club's first president, Solon J. Carter. The club met every Thursday at the Columbia Club. One writer likened its operations to that of the Rotary Club, "with members representing various phases of business and industry" (November 23, 1923).


"American Business Club Holds Semi-Annual Meet." Indianapolis Star, July 27, 1923. Accessed November 23, 2022. ProQuest.

"American Business Club to be Organized Here." Indianapolis Star, July 27, 1923. Accessed September 27, 2022. ProQuest.

"Business Club to Get Charter During Dinner." Indianapolis Star, August 3, 1923. Accessed September 27, 2022. ProQuest.

"Petritz to Speak to Business Club." Indianapolis Star, March 8, 1928. Accessed September 27, 2022. ProQuest.


0.63 Cubic Feet (1 large oversize box)

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This collection consists of one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Stacey Higlemeir on 2022/08/22.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2022/09/27 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid created 2022/09/27 by Brittany Kropf.
American Business Club, Indianapolis, Indiana scrapbook
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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