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Childhood and youth

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Bradley family photograph collection

 Collection — Folder SP012
Identifier: SP012
Scope and Contents This collection includes card photographs from the Bradley family in Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from circa 1880 to 1953 depicting men, women, and children of the Bradley, Van Scyoc, and Shackelford families. There is also an obituary for H. Guy Bradley from 1953.
Dates: circa 1880-1953

Citizens' Child Welfare Study Committee reports

 Collection — Folder S3338
Identifier: S3338
Scope and Contents This collection comprises five reports from the Citizens' Child Welfare Study Committee during 1946-1949 regarding the needs and services provided for children and young adults in Marion County, particularly in the legal and educational systems. The "Survey Report of the Juvenile Aid Division, Indianapolis Police Department" provides statistics of arrests from 1938 to 1946, descriptions of facilities, and recommendations for changes. The "Survey Report of The Marion County Juvenile Court and...
Dates: 1946-1949

Claude Mason photograph album

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: P028
Scope and Contents This collection includes a photograph album with snapshots from Claude Mason in Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from 1901 to 1914 and undated regarding his day-to-day life, family, friends, holidays, recreational activities, and various sites concerning his work as a civil engineer. There is also an envelope with loose photographs from the album.
Dates: 1901-1914, undated

Diane Peka pen pal letters

 Collection — Folder S1672
Identifier: S1672
Scope and Contents This collection includes letters written in English ranging from March 1962 to March 1964 that were sent to Diane Peka of Richmond, Indiana from Kyoko Watanabe, a pen pal from Tokyo, Japan. The collection also includes a 1962 photograph of a Japanese girl, presumably Kyoko; a September 24, 1964 letter sent to Peka from Kisako Okubo, another Japanese student looking for a pen pal to help her learn English; and a pencil drawing of a girl in traditional Japanese attire.
Dates: 1962-1964

Esther Shively Keeney papers

 Collection — Folder S759
Identifier: S0759
Scope and Contents This collection includes hand-corrected typed documents from Esther Shively Keeney in Seattle, Washington ranging from 1880 to 1960 regarding her life, teaching career, men she had known, her trips to Indiana from Seattle and the scenery, and family history.
Dates: 1880-1932

Hendricks County, Indiana 4-H scrapbook

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S3477
Scope and Contents This collection includes a scrapbook that focuses on 4-H activities in Hendricks County, Indiana. Ranging from 1969 to 1971, the scrapbook includes photographs, slides, programs, newspaper clippings, newsletters, minutes from a September 1, 1971 Hendricks County Fair Board meeting, and a menu from L.S. Ayres and Co. with signatures of the young women who attended an August 4, 1971 luncheon. Many of the photographs are from the Dress Revue competition held at the county fair.
Dates: 1969-1971

Mary Studebaker letter

 Collection — Folder S1492
Identifier: S1492
Scope and Contents This collection includes a two-page typewritten letter by Mary E. Studebaker of Indianapolis, Indiana to Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Scott of Camp Koch in Troy, Indiana. Dated August 6, 1951, the letter expresses Studebaker's enjoyment regarding her visit to the camp and offers her ideas and wishes for helping the children. She also inquires about needed donations and offers her admiration for the Scotts and the counselors for the work they were doing at the camp.
Dates: 1951/08/06

Mooresville, Indiana reminiscences

 Collection — Folder S1901
Identifier: S1901
Scope and Contents This collection includes handwritten reminiscences by an unknown author regarding experiences from his childhood in Mooresville, Indiana. His first story describes meeting a boy named "Hurshall" who was traveling with a group performing "The Last Days of Pompeii" when the author was about 6 years old. The second story with the faint title, "How I Got the Reward," is incomplete and involves the town's efforts to catch some thieves and his involvement with reporting some suspicious men to a...
Dates: 19th century-20th century

Nancy Maze personal narrative

 Collection — Folder S2198
Identifier: S2198
Scope and Contents The collection comprises a copy of a 20-page, typed manuscript, entitled "Looking Backward," with handwritten edits, by Nancy Catherine (Goar) Maze written late in her life, concerning her family history and recollections of growing up in Tiption County.
Dates: circa 1900 to 1946

Oral history and audio collection

Identifier: L640
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