Frontier and pioneer life
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 41 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents This collection includes original and photocopied documents from Alexis Coquillard (1795-1855) in South Bend, Indiana ranging from 1795-1840 regarding business matters, contracts and lists of merchandise, an original diary from Alexis Coquillard (1825-1890) in 1849 written on a journey to California in 1849, and typed stories as told to Mary C. Coquillard regarding pioneers.
Dates: 1795-1849; undated
Collection — Folder S412
Scope and Contents This collection includes correspondence, pencil drawings, negatives, 35mm slides, and family photographs from Christian Schrader in Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from circa 1842 to 1987, regarding Schrader’s family, friends, and early Indianapolis. Schrader includes rough dates for the subjects he depicts in the drawings, but many of them were created from his recollections later in life. There are also oversize drawings (OBE010).Negatives are available for most of the drawings. In...
Collection — Folder SP063
Scope and Contents This collection includes 6 photographs from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana circa 1964 depicting images of Conner Prairie Farm in Fishers, Indiana, including William Conner's log cabin and trading post, house built in 1823, and individuals associated with the farm or college at the site: Opal Thornburg (Earlham College), Steve Anshutz (Earlham College), and Tillman Bubenzer (farm manager).
Dates: circa 1964
Collection — Folder S1167
Scope and Contents This collection includes one diary from Ebenezer Sharpe in Indianapolis, Indiana, ranging from 1851 to 1853, concerning daily life in the capitol, family life, and teaching, as well as clippings of "A Hoosier Listening Post" by Kate Milner Rabb.
Collection — Folder S0332
Scope and Contents This collection comprises a letter written by Ephraim Daugherty in Fayette County, Ohio on May 25, 1852 to Thomas Ridge, regarding the death of his father, his mother's illness, land purchases, and other family news, including James Daugherty moving to Indiana.
Collection — Folder S444
Scope and Contents This collection includes clippings from newspapers in Indianapolis and Dearborn County, Indiana ranging from 1899 to 1927 and undated regarding pioneer travel, obituary, Morgan's Raiders and Zebulon Pike, Sr. and Jr.
Dates: 1899-1927, undated
Scope and Contents This collection comprises personal and business papers from the Ewing family, particulraly the brothers William Griffith (W.G.) and George Washington (G.W.) Ewing and their companies in Fort Wayne, Indiana and numerous other locations in the Midwest, ranging from 1818-1887, regarding land speculation; the fur trade; trade and relations with Native Americans and Hoosier pioneers; the settlement of Indiana and the Old Northwest; the development of Fort Wayne; state and national politics; and...
Collection — Folder S1407
Scope and Contents This collection includes an August 24, 1927 typewritten letter written by Francis M. Wiley and sent in response to an inquiry printed in Kate Milner Rabb's Indianapolis Star newspaper column, "A Hoosier Listening Post." The information requested was in regards to spinning on the "big wheel" and Mr. Wiley shared some of his recollections of the process. His letter was printed in Rabb's column on August 30, 1936.
Collection — Folder S0789
Scope and Contents This collection contains two teaching licenses, dated February 19, 1858 and July 9, 1860, that certified George A. Kitzinger as qualified to teach a common school in Dubois County, Indiana. The collection also includes a February, 1934 typed summary of Mr. Kitzinger's teaching record (1851-1864) written by his grandson, Robert E. Eckert, and based on information found in John T. Melchior's 1933 history of early pioneers in and around Jasper, Indiana.
Dates: 1858-1860, 1934