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Spencer County (Ind.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Benedict C. Birchler oral history transcript

Identifier: OH038
Scope and Contents This collection contains a transcript and an audiotape reel for an oral history interivew with Bendedict C. Birchler, conducted by Gerald Hanfield for the Indiana State Library on May 4, 1977. Bircher describes boyhood in rural Indiana, his teaching methods, and school discipline. Birchler worked for the Agricultural Adjustment Administration in the 1930 and he discusses Prohibition and the Depression and its effects on farming. At the time of this interview, he lived in the house he and his...

Benjamin Wilson Smith collection

Identifier: L146
Scope and Contents This collection includes Smith’s writings about the history of Warrick, Spencer, and White counties, Indiana and Harrison County, West Virginia, Manchester Academy and the postal system. Also included are his accounts of a trip from Virginia to White County in 1846 and an autobiography. Also, his scrapbook of clippings and notes on politics, his advice to students in Dearborn County, Daughters of the American Revolution applications for his family, correspondence with his daughter regarding...

Bess V. Ehrmann papers

 Collection — Folder S412
Identifier: S0412
Scope and Contents This collection includes a carbon copy of a typed speech from Bess V. Ehrmann in Rockport, Indiana ranging from 1816 to 1885 regarding pioneer churches in Spencer County, Indiana.

Charles T. Baker papers

 Collection — Folder S0053
Identifier: S0053
Scope and Contents This collection consists primarily of Baker’s letters to Thelma M. Murphy of Indianapolis. Murphy was able to obtain resources that furthered Baker’s research into the history of Spencer County, and especially Abraham Lincoln. Also contained in this collection are clippings from the Grandview Monitor of Baker’s writings on subjects related to his correspondence with Murphy.

Indiana scenes photographic slides

 Collection — Folder SP041
Identifier: SP041
Scope and Contents This collection includes photographic slides from different cities in Indiana ranging from circa 1950s to 1960s regarding buildings, monuments, businesses, other structures, and urban and rural scenes.

James H. Edwards letter

 Collection — Folder S0416
Identifier: S0416
Scope and Contents The collection contains a letter written by James H. Edwards to Miss Mertie Barker regarding her article on the Cyclorama building that housed the Battle of Atlanta. The Cyclorama had once been in Indianapolis, but was located at Grant Park in Atlanta, Georgia, at the time this letter was written.

Nancy Hanks Lincoln Gravesite plat map

 Collection — Folder OBD045
Identifier: OBD045
Scope and Contents This collection comprises a plat map of the Nancy Hanks Lincoln Gravesite and surrounding area from the Indiana Department of Conservation, Division of Engineering, circa 1925, which shows the Spencer County memorial to Abraham Lincoln, where the log cabin stood, cemetery, and surrounding points of interest.

O. V. Brown collection

Identifier: L021
Scope and Contents The collection consists of Brown’s correspondence and other papers relating to his research on Abraham Lincoln, Civil War, southern Indiana, and Native American tribes from Indiana. The included Civil War letters pertain to Marion Thurman, Spencer County, from family members serving the 25th and 48th IN Regiments (1861–1865). Brown’s Abraham Lincoln research includes correspondence from 1837 to 1965, and includes speeches made by Lincoln, printed publications, and maps of Dale, Indiana (resting...

O. V. Brown oversize collection

 Collection — Folder OB004-03
Identifier: OB004-03
Scope and Contents This collection includes several maps of Dale, Indiana ranging from 1942-1959.

Thomas D. Brumett "A Short History of the Schools in the North Spencer County Area" manuscript

 Collection — Folder S2558
Identifier: S2558
Scope and Contents This collection includes a typewritten manuscript by Thomas D. Brumett titled, "A Short History of Schools in the North Spencer County Area" (July 1976). The manuscript is divided into seven sections and relates the history of the schools of Carter, Clay, Jackson, Huff, North Hammond, Grass, and Harrison Townships and the North Spencer County School Corporation. Four appendices list the names of students graduating from Dale High School (1909-1972), Gentryville High School (1915-1947), Chrisney...