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African Americans -- History -- Indiana

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Alas Evans recommendation letter

 Collection — Folder S2568
Identifier: S2568
Scope and Contents This collection contains a recommendation letter for Alas Evans dated September 24, 1849. The letter states that Evans was a "young man of color" of good moral character and it certified that he was a "free man" who intended to travel to the western states. The letter is signed by Elisha Coffin and 21 other citizens of Randolph County, North Carolina.

Camp Atterbury World War II photograph collection

 Collection — Box P003
Identifier: P003
Scope and Contents The collection consists of 291 black and white, 3 x 5-inch photographic prints depicting life at Camp Atterbury, Indiana in the midst of World War II. Three of the images have copies. The photographs were taken by William J. Moriarty, Sr., a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army, as part of his duties for the U.S. Signal Corps while he was stationed there in 1943. The images demonstrate the daily activities of camp life and training, as well as social events, and depict racial...

Franklin County Negro register facsimile

 Collection — Folder S2144
Identifier: S2144
Scope and Contents This collection includes one facsimile of a Negro register from Franklin County, Indiana, 1852.

Herbert L. Heller papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S0630
Scope and Contents This collection includes letters, notes, clippings, and other papers from Herbert L. Heller in Indiana ranging from 1867 to 1950, including notes for his dissertation on the education of African Americans in Indiana during the 19th century, a volume of lecture notes with pasted illustrations on art history, English history, and literature from 1867, and miscellaneous primary source materials he collected during historical research on education and religion in Indiana. The documents...

Mabel Purcell Clarke oral history transcript

 Collection — OH058
Identifier: OH058
Scope and Contents This collection contains one transcript of an interview with Mabel Purcell Clarke. Topics covered include: family lineage, early Vincennes, childhood, teaching methods and policies in Indiana, the local African American community, and Prohibition. Note: Page 21 is missing.

Nelson and Gilly Ann Perry registration certificates

 Collection — Folder S1906
Identifier: S1906
Scope and Contents This collection consists of two certificates of registration issued by Andrew Lewis, Clerk of Gibson County, state of Indiana, certifying that "Nelson Perry, a mulatto of 33 years of age, and Gilly Ann Perry, a Negress of 28 years of age, were entitled to reside in the state of Indiana, as proved by the witness of each other, starting from the first day of November, 1851."

Putnam County collection

 Collection — Folder S1688
Identifier: S1688
Scope and Contents The collection includes miscellaneous historical papers and documents of Putnam County, Indiana, including advertising cards from Russelville and Greencastle, Indiana; manuscripts and narratives about courthouses, African-American citizens in Greencastle, and various county personalities; handwritten legal documents, including land records, indentures, warrants, and estate papers (1831-1886); and a January 27, 1963 letter from Mrs. John R. Stevens to Mr. Guthrie regarding an article about a...

Roberts Settlement collection

 Collection
Identifier: L176
Scope and Contents This collection is a Photostat copy of the Library of Congress collection of the same name (MMC-1624). The collection includes correspondence, indentures, free papers, business and tax receipts, deeds, family records, newspaper clippings, genealogical and other papers. The collection also includes military records relating to the Civil War and an 1832 contract to build the first African Methodist Episcopal Church in Indiana.