Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 86 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents This collection comprises the breadth of the oral history collection at the Indiana State Library, ranging from circa 1904 to 2019. The bulk of the collection contains oral histories created during the ISL Oral History Project during the 1960s-1980s and recordings of events, meetings, recitations, and radio interviews created and acquired by library staff during that period. The remainder are oral histories created by various outside institutions and organizations, such as universities, public...
Dates: circa 1904-2019
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents This collection consists of photocopies of U.S. Civil War letters from Preston Kiser to his wife and children, ranging from 1861 to 1862, with miscellaneous additional materials. Kiser’s letters describe military life in camp, illnesses, and home activities. Each copied letter is accompanied by a typed transcription created by Frances Alma Newkirk Reber, Kiser's great-granddaughter between 1982 and 1984. The materials have been left as Reber organized them, so there is not strict...
Dates: 1861-1872, 1982-1984
Scope and Contents The collection contains two copies of a transcript and a reel-to-reel audiotape of an interview with Ralph F. Gates conducted by Randall Jehs for the Indiana State Library Oral History Project on February 3, 1971. There are also clippings from 1976 to 1978.Gates discusses his family and childhood; his political views; Indiana Republican politics and his involvement; practicing law; the Ku Klux Klan; the American Legion; and running for Governor and his term in office. He also talks...
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the transcript and two ree-to-reel audiotapes from two oral history interviews with Randall Galvin, conducted by Susan Bell of the Indiana State Library on October 24, 1973 and May 9, 1975. In the first interview Galvin tells how he came to own the Black Curtain Dinner Theatre and how he dealt with the renovations. The second interview consists of detailed accounts of costs and expenses of operating the theatre, as well as advice for newcomers to the theatre business....
Dates: 1973/10/24; 1975/05/09
Scope and Contents The collection consists of a transcript, 3 audio cassette tapes, and a reel-to-reel audiotape of four oral history interviews with Reginald Hall Sullivan conducted by Jerry Handfield for hte Indiana State Library Oral History Project in March-April, 1976. Sullivan was interviewed at Hooverwood Home in Indianapolis, Indiana. Only three of the four interviews were transcribed because some of the tapes were inaudible.In the transcribed interviews, Sullivan discusses his youth in...
Dates: 1976 March-April
Collection — Folder OH022
Scope and Contents The collection contains one transcript and 3 cassettes of three oral history interviews with Robert Davis Coleman, conducted by his daughter, Mary Jane Meeker during January 1-9, 1979. During the first interview, Coleman discusses his childhood (p. 1-38). The second interview continues the discussion of his childhood. He also discusses his parents and extended family, his father’s law practice, and his own early years as a lawyer (p. 39-73). During the third interview, Coleman tells about his...
Collection — Folder S2905
Scope and Contents This collection includes photocopies and typed transcripts of 8 letters from Rodney Jeger in the United States ranging from 1863 to 1865 and sent to his mother and sisters in New Elizabeth, Hendricks County, Indiana, regarding the U.S. Civil War and his part in it, including small skirmishes, camp life, prices of supplies, and health conditions.
Scope and Contents This collection contains a transcript, a reel-to-reel audiotape and an audio cassette tape of an oral interview with Roy Conrad, conducted by Jerry Handfield for the Indiana State Library in Monticello, Indiana on October 5, 1977 and December 6, 1978. Topics include: farming methods, rural society, and early family life.
Dates: 1977/10/04; 1978/12/06
Collection — Folder S1880
Scope and Contents This collection includes 67 photocopied pages of Samuel F. Mason's Civil War diary containing entries ranging from August 6, 1861 to September 9, 1864 and 1884. The diary includes the names of the men on a muster roll for Company D, 31st Indiana Infantry Regiment; descriptions of the marches, encampments, and battles of the regiment; and miscellaneous entries added later regarding the sale of butter. The collection also includes photocopies of Mason's November 4, 1864 discharge paper, a note...
Dates: 1861-1884, 1968