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Prisoners and prisons

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Alexander Lydy biographical sketch

 Collection — Folder S0859
Identifier: S0859
Scope and Contents This collection contains a one-page typewritten biographical sketch of Alexander Lydy written by his granddaughter, Dorothy Schroeder, circa 1966. Besides basic biographical information, Schroeder mentions some of the battles that Lydy was involved in while serving in the Union army during the Civil War and his experience with the "Providence Spring" at Andersonville Prison in Georgia.

Calvin Stratton Engle papers

 Collection — Folder S425
Identifier: S0425
Scope and Contents This collection includes a photocopied pamphlet from Calvin Stratton Engle in Winchester, Indiana ranging from 1864 to 1865 regarding his experiences as a prisoner of war in southern prison camps and a photocopied listing of men with Civil War or World War I military or naval service who have been getting mail from the Union City, Indiana Post Office .

Camp Morton inspections and reports

 Collection — Folder S1493
Identifier: S1493
Scope and Contents This collection includes photostatic copies of War Department records regarding Camp Morton at Indianapolis, Indiana. Ranging from 1862 to 1865, the copied records include inspection reports, post general and special orders, and correspondence regarding the prisoners and conditions at the camp. The collection also includes four typewritten pages of annotated notes regarding the copied records. Correspondents include Dr. John S. Bobbs, Joseph B. Brown, Henry C. Carrington, John M. Cuyler, James...

D. C. Stephenson collection

 Collection
Identifier: L246
Scope and Contents The collection consists principally of contemporary copies of Stephenson’s prison correspondence, made for Indiana State Prison Warden Walter Daly (1925-1933). Included is Stephenson’s correspondence with his attorneys, supporters, and family regarding his attempts to gain release, prison conditions, Ku Klux Klan, Indiana politics, and personal business. Also part of the collection are letters to Warden Daly regarding Stephenson, letters to and from Stephenson that were retained by prison...

Delaware County Jail matron's diaries

 Collection
Identifier: L210
Scope and Contents The collection consists of work diaries of an unidentified jail matron in Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana during the years 1935-1938. The matron’s responsibilities primarily involved relief assistance to the poor in Muncie, rather than work with jail inmates. The diaries detail the amount of relief given each day and name who received the aid.

Edward S. Scott journal

 Collection — Folder S1154
Identifier: S1154
Scope and Contents The collection includes a signed, typed transcript of Edward S. Scott’s journal, February 9-18, 1864, describing his attempted escape from Libby Prison in Richmond Virginia through the Yankee tunnel with over 100 other prisoners of war.

Eugene V. Debs collection

 Collection
Identifier: L230
Scope and Contents The collection consists primarily of correspondence of Socialist Party Executive Secretary Otto Branstertter, with and regarding Debs during 1920–1923, including letters regarding amnesty for Debs and other people imprisoned for their opposition to World War 1, as well as letters regarding Socialist Party politics and Debs role in the party following his release from prison. Also included are Debs’ writings on the labor movement, his essay on Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1922), statements of Debs...

Joseph Glover collection

 Collection — Folder S0518
Identifier: S0518
Scope and Contents This collection consists of business papers from 1805 to 1842, including personal and prison receipts from Kentucky (1805-1810). It also includes Lawrence County Court and Sheriff’s papers from the 1820s-1830s, land and business papers from Lawrence County, rules and membership list of a Lawrence County association “for the purpose of suppressing crimes in general, and more particularly those of counterfeiting and horse stealing” from 1819, and a petition on behalf of Indiana Judge John H....

Margaret Afflis Johnston collection

 Collection
Identifier: L555
Scope and Contents This collection includes personal and political correspondence and papers, photographs, notebooks, publications and other materials from Margaret Afflis Johnston in Delphi, Carroll County and Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from 1916 to 1967, regarding her political career, public service, the Democratic Party in Indiana, the Indiana Women's Prison and the state correctional system, community engagement, and personal life. Campaign materials and periodicals for various democratic candidates and...

Thomas R. White collection

 Collection — Folder S1394
Identifier: S1394
Scope and Contents This collection includes letters ranging from 1938 to 1939 and sent to Chaplain White from inmates and former inmates of the Indiana Reformatory at Pendleton. The letters express appreciation for the Bible and prayer classes, thank him for his advice, and for those on parole, they discuss how they are doing with work and family. Also included is a copy of a June 8, 1939 letter White sent to a former inmate and his chaplain's report covering his activities at the prison from July 1, 1939 to June...