Allen County (Ind.)
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:
309th Observation Squad, United States Air Corps Reserve, Indiana aerial photograph collection
Scope and Contents This collection includes black-and-white aerial photogrographs from 309th Observation Squadron of the United States Air Corps Reserve in Indiana ranging from 1931 to 1936 regarding counties and Civilian Conservation Corps company sites around the state. Photographs are stamped with the squadron's information and include the pilot's name and the date.
Allen County and Gary public libraries scrapbook
Collection — Folder SP122
Scope and Contents This collection includes loose pages of a scrapbook containing photographs and postcards of library buildings and book deposits for the Allen County Public Library and the Gary Public Library, ranging from circa 1904 to 1930 in Gary, as well as Fort Wayne and Allen County, Indiana. There are also a few interior views. Many of the building images are accompanied by a handwritten figure denoting the cost of the building at the time of construction.
Dates: circa 1904-1930
Allen County collection
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents This collection contains papers related to the early history of Fort Wayne. Included are a number of documents in French, recollections about the Henry Rudisill home and mill, copies of Henry Rudisill’s private letters, information pertaining to Captain William Wells and a legal document pertaining to the city of Fort Wayne. This collection also contains a copy of a legal document that appears to pertain to a county land sale that took place for the purposes of creating a canal, and a copy of...
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Allen County collection
Allen County oversize collection
Collection — Folder OB158
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials related to the early history of Allen County including a copy of the 1850 census schedule 5, products of industry for Wayne Township in Allen County and a copy of a legal document pertaining to a county land purchase for the purpose of creating a canal.
Dates: circa 1831-1850
Andrew R. McCurdy diary
Collection — Folder S1910
Scope and Contents This collection includes photocopies of a diary from Andrew R. McCurdy in Allen County, Indiana in 1870 regarding McCurdy's life and experiences.
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Andrew R. McCurdy diary
Ewing family collection
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...
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Ewing family collection
Fort Wayne collection
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents This collection contains letters related to the struggle between white settlers and Native Americans over the land known as the Northwest Territory and, eventually, the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811. Items in this collection are copies of materials found at the Chicago Historical Society. Correspondents include J. Whistler, Abimael Nicoll, Thomas Cushing, James Rhea, John Whipple, Jacob Kingsbury, and Nathan Heald. Also included are inventories of men and equipment taken by James Rhea.
Dates: 1804-1811, undated
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Fort Wayne collection
Hamilton family papers
Scope and Contents This collection contains business papers, correspondence, receipts and deeds from the firm of Hamilton and Taber, including Cyrus Taber's correspondence with Allen Hamilton. Much of the correspondence regards business, various Indian treaties, railroads, politics, and the settlement of Hamilton's estate following his death in 1864. Materials date from 1788 through 1963, with the bulk of the collection dating from Allen Hamilton's career. Materials are arranged chronologically, with business...
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Hamilton family papers
Indiana libraries lantern slides
Collection — Box 1
Scope and Contents This collection includes glass lantern slides created by W.H. Bass Photo Company from Allen, Fulton, and Monroe counties in Indiana ranging from circa 1900 to circa 1920 regarding libraries, library stations, and bookmobiles.
Dates: circa 1900-circa 1920
Indiana public library building photographs
Collection — Folder SP123
Scope and Contents This collection includes black-and-white photographs affixed to green board, which may have been part of a photograph album depicting interior and exterior views of multiple public library branches in Indiana from Gary, Vincennes, and Allen County, ranging from circa 1919 to circa 1928. Some handwritten notations on the backs of the photographs indicate the cost of the building.
Dates: circa 1919-circa 1928