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Asa J. Smith oral history

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Identifier: OH018
Scope and Contents The collection contains a transcript and a reel-to-reel audiotape of an oral history interview with Asa J. Smith conducted by Thomas Krasean on March 20, 1969. During the interview, Smith discusses his experiences as a Marine during World War I, Indiana political campaigns, the League of Nations, Harry S. New, Tom Taggart, George Coffin, James E. Watson, and Sherman Minton. He also discusses his association with the Oberholtzer family, including his representation of the family during the D. C....

D. C. Stephenson collection

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Identifier: L246
Scope and Contents The collection consists principally of contemporary copies of Stephenson’s prison correspondence, made for Indiana State Prison Warden Walter Daly (1925-1933). Included is Stephenson’s correspondence with his attorneys, supporters, and family regarding his attempts to gain release, prison conditions, Ku Klux Klan, Indiana politics, and personal business. Also part of the collection are letters to Warden Daly regarding Stephenson, letters to and from Stephenson that were retained by prison...

Harold C. Feightner collection

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Identifier: L055
Scope and Contents This collection includes transcripts, newspapers and correspondence from Harold C. Feightner in Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from 1930 to 1968 regarding Indiana alcohol laws. The transcripts include Feightner's notable works "Politics, Prohibition and Repeal 1938," and "Pulpits and Politics 1850-1908." This collection also includes papers and clippings regarding Ku Klux Klan activity in Indianapolis and the Anti-Saloon League.

Indianapolis Public Library Hilton U. Brown Branch oral history transcripts

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Identifier: OH008
Scope and Contents This collection contains transcripts of oral history interviews with residents of Irvington, once a town in Marion County, and now a neighborhood in Indianapolis, Indiana, ranging from 1978 to 1987. The interviews were conducted primarily by Lois Leamon and others for Indianapolis Public Library, Hilton U. Brown Branch's Irvington Oral History Project. The transcripts include historical information about the town-cum-neighborhood and the people who lived there.

Randall Jehs papers

 Collection — Folder: S717
Identifier: S0717
Scope and Contents This collection includes typed and autographed documents from Randall Jehs in Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from 1971/04/23 to undated regarding the Ku Klux Klan in Indiana in the 1920s.

Walter D. Myers, Sr. oral history

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Identifier: OH016
Scope and Contents The collection contains the reel-to-reel tape and transcript of interviews with Walter D. Myers, Sr. conducted by Randall Jehs on December 14, 1970 and January 20, 1971. In the first interview (p. 1-40), Myers discusses why he entered the political arena, his experiences as an attorney for the city and state and city departments, Thomas Taggart, the Federal Reserve Act, his involvement in the American Legion, the Warner Brothers company, Stought Fletcher, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jim Farley,...

William C. Miller thesis

 Collection — Folder: S0964
Identifier: S0964
Scope and Contents This collection contains William C. Miller's thesis, "The Indiana Klan and Its Influence on Hoosier Politics," circa 1970s. The thesis discusses the influence of the Ku Klux Klan in Indiana during the 1920s and the rise "in the fortunes and power of almost all the leaders of the movement," most notably David Curtis (D.C.) Stephenson. Miller's thesis advisor was Professor Joel Silbey of Cornell University.