Porter County (Ind.)
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:
309th Observation Squad, United States Air Corps Reserve, Indiana aerial photograph collection
Scope and Contents This collection includes black-and-white aerial photogrographs from 309th Observation Squadron of the United States Air Corps Reserve in Indiana ranging from 1931 to 1936 regarding counties and Civilian Conservation Corps company sites around the state. Photographs are stamped with the squadron's information and include the pilot's name and the date.
Ann V. Hammer photograph collection
Collection — Folder SP161
Scope and Contents This collection includes photographs from Ann V. Hammer in Indiana ranging from 1946 to 1954 and undated, regarding the courthouse tree in Greensburg, Indiana Dunes State Park, Webster Lake in Kosciusko County, Lake Wawasee and the South Shore Inn in Syracuse, and a possible camp at Rivervale, Lawrence County. There are also postcards Grouseland in Vincennes, Mac's Famous Barbeuce in Evansville, Indiana Dunes State Park, and Hotel Van Orman and downtown Fort Wayne. An undated advertising item...
Dates: 1946-1954, undated
Barnard family collection
Scope and Contents This collection includes several photographs of Barnard family members and photographs from the 1920 family reunion. An item list of the photographs is available. The collection also contains biographical and genealogical information from 1804 to 1920. There are family papers, scrapbook pages, newspaper clippings, postcards and ribbons. A collection addition of Uriah Barnard correspondence (1862-1865) and transcriptions created by Kathleen A. Day (2018-2019) is also included. Items...
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Barnard family collection
Brayton L. Keene papers
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents This collection includes a handwritten diary and photocopy from Zebidiah Gates (with later entries by other people) in Connecticut ranging from 1777 to 1891 regarding military life and business transactions.
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Brayton L. Keene papers
Charles Osborn grave marker dedication photographs
Collection — Folder SP168
Scope and Contents This collection includes 4 black-and-white photographs taken at the dedication for the Charles Osborn historical plaque in Quakerdom Cemetery in Porter County, Indiana on September 28, 1958. The images most likely appeared in the July 1959 Indiana History Bulletin. A small group of African American girls sang at the event.
Edward N. Wentworth manuscript
Collection — Folder S1384
Scope and Contents This collection is a single typed, 35-page manuscript by Edward N. Wentworth entitled: "When Porter County Was Indian Frontier." On page two, Edward indicated that this was a speech he presented. He wrote about how he became interested in the history of the area when he and his wife purchased property in the winter of 1941-1942. Wentworth wrote about the Great Sauk Trail which connected Detroit in Michigan with Rock Island in the Mississippi River. Joseph Bailly received a grant from President...
Dates: circa 1949
Frank M. Hohenberger photograph collection
Scope and Contents This collection includes black-and-white photographs and a few clippings and pamphlets from Frank M. Hohenberger in Indiana and Kentucky ranging from 1916 to 1935 and undated regarding landscapes, nature scenes in state parks and other locations, local buildings, houses of important figures, historic sites, and some people.
Dates: 1916-1935, undated
Hazel B. Warren collection
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents This collection includes items collected by Hazel Warren including a letter and wooden artist palette with wood inlays and poem from Placidus Kempf, O.S.B. in Saint Meinrad, Indiana, dated October 6, 1934, regarding his poem, "The Painter"; and a 6-page narrative entitled, "Index of the Pictures of the Swiss Colony at Vevay, Indiana" dated April 1924. There is also a letter from Bertha E. Dunham, from July 31, 1930, regarding the matter of a late order for dune prints that needed to be tinted...
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Hazel B. Warren collection
Historical Society of Porter County, Inc. newsletter
Collection — Folder S0683
Scope and Contents This collection contains a newsletter of the Historical Society of Porter County Inc. from 1971. The newsletter contains transcriptions of the group's first attempt at creating oral histories, with different members of the community relating stories about family members who were early pioneers of Porter County, Indiana and discussions of the county's historic buildings. One interview of note relates an older gentleman's rememberances from his childhood of his time spent with Lew Wallace.
Joseph Bailly collection
Scope and Contents The collection consists primarily of Joseph Bailly's accounts, financial journals, and record books of his fur trade business in Indiana and Michigan ranging from 1789 to 1847. Also included are business correspondence (1800-1801), letters and other papers relating to the settlement of his estate (1836), as well as account books from the Chicago and Lake Superior Mining Company (1846-1847). The collection also contains various photographs and post cards of the family other locations.
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Joseph Bailly collection