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Alexander Robertson of Strowan collection

 Collection — Folder: S1127
Identifier: S1127
Scope and Contents This collection includes a photostat letter in two sizes, written by Alexander Robertson of Strowan to Lord Mar (John Erskine, earl of Mar) in Avignon, France on December 15, 1716 concerning their future reunion and speculation on the questionable actions of Apin (Appin). There is also an envelope with notes, and a typed transcription of the letter, which reads: [Page 1] "Lyons 10br 15, 1716 S N. My Lord, In obedience to your Graces, I am come this length, but the severity of the...

Arch N. Bobbitt oral history

Identifier: OH014
Scope and Contents The collection contains the tapes and transcript drafts of three interviews with Arch N. Bobbitt conducted by Randall Jehs for the Indiana State Library oral history project on August 30, September 11, and September 17, 1974. In the first interview, Bobbitt discusses his childhood and education; how his interest in politics developed; Indiana politics in the 1920s including the influence of the Ku Klux Klan and D. C. Stephenson; and the state gasoline tax department. In the second interview,...

Asa J. Smith oral history

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....

Barton W. Bearden papers

 Collection — Folder: S0087
Identifier: S0087
Scope and Contents This collection contains two handwritten letters sent by Barton Bearden to his mother while serving with the 124th Indiana Regiment during the U.S. Civil War. The first letter was sent shortly after the Battle of Resaca that took place in Georgia from May 13-15, 1864 and the second, dated October 27, 1864, was written from Cedar Bluff, Alabama. The collection also includes typewritten transcriptions of each letter, a calling card with Bearden's regiment and camp information on the front and a...

Benedict C. Birchler oral history transcript

Identifier: OH038
Scope and Contents This collection contains a transcript and an audiotape reel for an oral history interivew with Bendedict C. Birchler, conducted by Gerald Hanfield for the Indiana State Library on May 4, 1977. Bircher describes boyhood in rural Indiana, his teaching methods, and school discipline. Birchler worked for the Agricultural Adjustment Administration in the 1930 and he discusses Prohibition and the Depression and its effects on farming. At the time of this interview, he lived in the house he and his...

Bluffton-Wells County Public Library oral history transcripts

Identifier: OH003
Scope and Contents This collection contains oral history transcripts of interviews with five members of the Bluffton, Indiana community by Barbara Elliott for the Bluffton-Wells County Public Library in 1976. The people interivewed were Samuel Aeschliman, Sr., Harold Caylor, John H. Edris, Sr., R. N. Fitzpatrick, and James W. Stogdill.

Charles F. Coffin collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S3467
Scope and Contents This collection contains four sets of typewritten transcriptions of Charles F. Coffin's notes and letters regarding his observations of prisons, reformatories, and "Asylums for the Insane" in Europe. The first section of each set consist of seven letters he wrote to Indiana Governor Albert G. Porter in the summer of 1883 regarding his visits to institutions in France, England, Ireland, and Scotland and two letters sent to the editor of the Christian...

Charles Wesley Homsher diary

 Collection — Folder: S0677
Identifier: S0677
Scope and Contents This collection contains photocopies of extracts from Charles Wesley Homsher's diary titled, "A Few Notes While in Andersonville Prison, Georgia" and the typewritten transcription of the diary entries. The diary relates Homsher's experiences during the Civil War from the time of his capture on July 31, 1864 at Clinton, Georgia until his release and discharge from military service in June, 1865. Also included are informational handouts from the Andersonville Prison Park - National Cemetery that...

Curtis G. Shake oral history

Identifier: OH015

Dana L. Blank oral history transcript

Identifier: OH039
Scope and Contents This collection contains a transcript and audiotape reel of an oral history interview with Dana L. Blank, conducted by Susan Bell for the Indiana State Library on October 19,1973. Blank discusses her philosophy on recreation and corrections, the recreation programs she instituted at the Indiana Girls’ School, and the co-recreational activities with the Rockville Training Center and the Henryville Boy’s School.

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Ku Klux Klan (1915-) 9
Handfield, F. Gerald 8
Krasean, Thomas 7
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Bell, Susan I. 5
Stephenson, David Curtis (1891-1966) 3
Watson, James E. (James Eli), 1863-1948 3
Beveridge, Albert J. (Albert Jeremiah), 1862-1927 2
Coats, Nellie M., 1889-1977 2
Indiana Women's Prison (Indianapolis, Ind.) 2
Marshall, Thomas Riley, 1854-1925 2
Minton, Sherman 2
Republican Party (Ind.) 2
Riley, James Whitcomb (1849-1916) 2
Shake, Curtis G., 1887-1978 2
Sullivan, Reginald Hall, 1876-1980 2
Taggart, Thomas, 1856-1929 2
Adair, E. Ross (Edwin Ross), 1907-1983 1
Aeschliman, Samuel, 1891-1980 1
Albietz, Donald 1
Alexander, Lowene C. 1
Allen, Florence, 1899-1983 1
Allen, Glen H. 1
Allen, Mildred 1
Alonzo, Christa 1
American Bridge Company. Engineering Department 1
American Legion 1
American Road Builders’ Association 1
Anderson, Ira J. 1
Andersonville Prison (Andersonville, Georgia) 1
Armstrong, Verna Gray 1
Arnold, Mildred I. 1
Arthur, Lucinda Jean 1
Ashworth, Frank A. 1
Association of General Contractors (U.S.) 1
Austin, Spencer P. 1
Baniewicz, Jill 1
Banta, Ray 1
Bardes, Lisa 1
Barkdull, Ryan 1
Barr, Charles H., 1892-1984 1
Barrett, Charlotte, 1935- 1
Barton, Walter E. (Walter Elbert) 1
Bates, Floyd, 1899- 1
Bearden, Barton W.S. 1
Beauchamp, John W., 1909- 1
Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre (Indianapolis, Ind.) 1
Bender, Edward B. 1
Birchler, Benedict C., 1882-1980 1
Black Curtain Dinner Theater (Indianapolis, Ind.) 1
Blank, Dana L. 1
Boggy, Cathryn Kuemmick, 1907-1987 1
Bowlby, Maud, 1884-1974 1
Bowlby, Samuel Garfield, 1881-1974 1
Boyer Sr., Bill W., 1919-1995 1
Brokaw, Betty 1
Brokaw, Jeff 1
Brooks, June 1
Brush, Charles Francis 1
Bussell, Sarah 1
Butler University 1
Campbell, Mildred Florence, 1906-1994 1
Capehart, Homer E. (Homer Earl) 1897-1979 1
Cash, John 1
Chaney, William Marshal, 1922-2002 1
Clampitt, Eli H. 1
Clark, Chester 1
Clarke, Mabel Purcell, 1875-1964 1
Coffin, George 1
Coleman, Robert Davis, 1898-1981 1
Conrad, Roy, 1903-1990 1
Coolman, Charles Glenn 1
Cooper, Grace, 1890- 1
Cox, Ted 1
Craft, Louis G. 1
Cramer, Bruno 1
Cravey, Gerald T., 1919-2005 1
Crewes, Marie 1
Crumley, Tom 1
Cummings, Carol 1
Cummings, David 1
Cunningham, James F., 1902-1989 1
Curtner, Myron L. 1
Daniels, George Earl, 1903-2000 1
Daniels, Helen, 1907-1995 1
Davis, Michael L. 1
Dawson, Ray, 1888- 1
Decker, Jamie 1
Dilley, Rosemary 1
Dimke, Gertrude 1
Dingledy, George 1
Dirks, Edward 1
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895 1
Downey, Gordon 1
Downey, Ilda 1
Downey, Lucille 1
Ehle, Ray 1
Elliott, Barbara 1
Elliott, William Johnston, 1810-1890 1
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