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Floods -- Indiana

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Brown family collection

 Collection
Identifier: L020
Scope and Contents This collection contains Lyndsay Brown’s papers from the Indianapolis High School Alumni Association, his account of the Ohio River flood in 1937, and information from The Old Seminary Boys Group. Also included are papers of Ignatius Brown regarding road construction in the Pleasant Run area of Indianapolis circa 1898; and Hiram Brown's papers on water wheels and mills in Indianapolis.

Cecil Beeson, Blackford County photograph collection

 Collection — Folder SP015
Identifier: SP015
Scope and Contents This collection includes photographs from Cecil Beeson in Blackford County, Indiana ranging from circa 1877 to 1925, regarding buildings, businesses, houses, and other places in Blackford County as well as events that occurred there. Collection includes an item-level inventory.

Ezra G. Hayes personal narrative

 Collection — Folder S614
Identifier: S0614
Scope and Contents This collection contains three typewritten copies of the life story of Ezra G. Hayes that he dictated to Caroline M. Hayes. Hayes' narrative ranges from 1705 to the early 1900s. This collection was made from a copy owned by Mrs. Jacob Bauer of Lawrenceburg, Indiana in 1933 and it includes Mr. Hayes' family history, his many business pursuits, early history of Dearborn County, Indiana, and his viewpoints on the politics and elections during his lifetime. Also included are three copies of a poem...

George S. Cottman papers

 Collection
Identifier: L039
Scope and Contents This collection includes correspondence, research, newspaper articles and drafts of speeches and articles from George S. Cottman in Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from 1872 to 1937 regarding Indiana history, business and family business and articles by other writers concerning history.

Harry H. Coburn photograph collection

 Collection
Identifier: SP032
Scope and Contents This collection includes photographs from Harry H. Coburn in Indianapolis and Greenfield, Indiana ranging from 1913 to 1927, regarding the impact of the 1913 flood on the White River and the surrounding areas, such as Riverside Park, near downtown Indianapolis; James Whitcomb Riley attending his final birthday celebration at the Murat Theatre in Indianapolis (October 7, 1915) and the parade at the the Riley celebration in Greenfield, Indiana (October, 1925); and events in Indianapolis during...

Hildred Lapping Burgess, 1937 New Albany flood letter

 Collection — Folder S1756
Identifier: S1756
Scope and Contents This collection includes an autographed, signed letter from Hildred Lapping Burgess in New Albany, Indiana in 1937 regarding the New Albany flood and family matters.

Ohio, Wabash, and White Rivers flood collection

 Collection — Folder S1538
Identifier: S1538
Scope and Contents No author is given for this 28-page, typed manuscript. The narrative accompanied aerial photos showing the floods in Jeffersonville, New Albany, Madison, Lawrenceburg, and other places. Pages 1-8 gives a general report of the 1937 floor. Pages 9-22 tells of the trip by Governor Townsend and his party. Pages 23-28 continues the narrative decribing aerial views. The narrative tells of the work by WPA men. The Niblack levee north of Vincennes on the Wabash River was saved by "heroic efforts." ...

Ralph E. Roessler collection

 Collection — Folder S3241
Identifier: S3241
Scope and Contents This collection contains a portfolio created by Ralph Roessler entitled, "A Documentary and Autobiographic Record of a Kiwanis Dream and a Seventy Million Dollar Reality, 1939-1968." The portfolio was created in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Marion, Indiana Kiwanis Club and includes Roessler's written account describing the events that helped establish the Indiana Flood Control & Water Resources Commission and the eventual construction of the Mississinewa Reservoir. Also...

Ralph Roessler papers

 Collection
Identifier: L493
Scope and Contents This collection includes reports, maps, photographs and correspondence from Ralph Roessler in Indiana ranging from 1913 to 1975, regarding the planning and development of flood control projects for the upper Wabash River Basin. Ralph Roessler's correspondence on behalf of the Wabash River Valley Association, his personal correspondence, papers, and awards are also included.

Sam and Maude Bowlby oral history transcript

 Collection — OH041
Identifier: OH041
Scope and Contents This collection contains a transcript of an oral history tape made with George Dingledy, Wabash Carnegie Public Library on November 29,1972. The Bowlby's talk about the parents and grandparents, growing up in the 1880s and 1890s. They discuss working for the button factory; gathering mussels from the Wabash River, cutting shells from the mussels to make buttons, and working as foreman. They have brief discussions of the 1913 flood in Wabash, and living through the Great Depression.