Indiana -- Politics and government
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 136 Collections and/or Records:
Anna W. Wright collection
Scope and Contents The collection includes letters to Governor Oliver P. Morton regarding the recruitment of Black troops for Indiana regiments during the U.S. Civil War (1861-1864) and letters from Oliver P. Morton to Jacob Wright concerning the 1868 Republican National Convention from 1866 to 1868. Also included are several family letters to Jacob Wright and correspondence from a variety of national politicians to Louis T. Michener responding to his requests for them to speak in Indiana during the 1890...
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Anna W. Wright collection
Arcada Balz collection
Scope and Contents The collection consists of correspondence, notes, articles, and other materials from Arcada Balz in Indiana ranging from 1928 to 1959, relating to the following organizations: the Indiana Federation of Women’s Cubs, New Harmony Memorial Commission, and the Fauntleroy House (1934–1964). The collection also contains papers relating to her work in the Indiana Senate, family correspondence, and her genealogical research. There is also a paper on the Edworthalean Society, a woman’s club in...
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Arcada Balz collection
Arch N. Bobbitt oral history
Scope and Contents The collection contains the tapes and transcript drafts of three interviews with Arch N. Bobbitt conducted by Randall Jehs for the Indiana State Library oral history project on August 30, September 11, and September 17, 1974. In the first interview, Bobbitt discusses his childhood and education; how his interest in politics developed; Indiana politics in the 1920s including the influence of the Ku Klux Klan and D. C. Stephenson; and the state gasoline tax department. In the second interview,...
Dates: 1974 August-September; 1978
Barnett family collection
Scope and Contents The collection consists primarily of correspondence with the Thoma-Barnett families. Correspondence generally relates to family life, economic conditions, politics, farm prices, and the American Civil War. The correspondence included letters from George and Rebecca’s parents, as well as state representative J.P. Barnett of Jasper and Pulaski Counties.
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Barnett family collection
Benjamin Harrison collection
Scope and Contents The bulk of the collection consists of invoices and receipts for Benjamin Harrison’s personal and household expenses in Indianapolis, Indiana (1893-1897) and for expenses incurred in the construction of his Indianapolis home (1874-1875).The correspondence includes Harrison’s letter (1896-1900) to his law partner, W. H. H. Miller, regarding Republican Party politics, Harrison’s work in the Venezuelan boundary dispute, investments, and family and personal matters; letters regarding a...
Benjamin S. Parker papers
Scope and Contents This collection contains Benjamin S. Parker’s correspondence and writings, including correspondence E. B. Heiney and publishers about Poets and Poetry of Indiana; correspondence regarding Parker’s poetry, his newspaper work, and requests for advice on writing. Also included is correspondence regarding Republican Party politics, James Whitcomb Riley, and family matters. The collections also contains Parker’s writings including the subjects of the National Road,...
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Benjamin S. Parker papers
Bi-Partisan Juvenile Court Committee collection
Scope and Contents The collection consists of correspondence, rosters, meeting minutes, and publications relating to the Bi-Partisan Juvenile Court Committee.
Billy D. Caudell political memorabilia
Scope and Contents This collection includes advertising items from political campaigns, including a hat, buttons, a stuffed plush talking donkey, a cocktail glass with logo, cigarettes and a cigarette carrying case, a pen, medallions, and photograph of Franklin Delano Roosevelt ranging from 1935 to 1996 regarding political campaigns and historical events.
Birch E. Bayh, Jr. collection
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents The collection consists of items from Birch Bayh, Jr., which include a letter to a constituent, a form letter, and a speech recorded in the Congressional Record, all regarding the lack of funding for the Library Services and Construction Act in 1974, and campaign materials from Birch Bayh’s presidential run in 1975-1976.
Branham family papers
Scope and Contents This collection contains David Branham’s letters to his wife, Cynthia, written while he was supervising railroad construction in Martinsville. Also included are family letters written during the Civil War, legal and business papers, minutes of the Soldiers Aid Society of North Madison, Indiana, and a certificate of thanks to William Branham for serving as a volunteer during the Civil War. There are also a certificate of thanks to William Branham for serving as a volunteer during the...
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Branham family papers