Shelby 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.
Albert Alyea diary
Collection — Folder S018
Scope and Contents This collection contains the diary of Albert Alyea. Included in the diary are notes about the birth and death dates of his family, his accounts with various stores, weather reports, his barn raising, and accounts of what he sold to other individuals. Alyea also uses the diary to write about his time spent in the Union Army during the Civil War. The diary also contains several additional items, including a newspaper clipping about new fishing laws, a real estate appraisal, and a newspaper...
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Albert Alyea diary
Booker T. Washington Grade School building collection
Collection — Folder S3327
Scope and Contents This collection includes a 78-page unbound booklet created by by Henkel & Hanson, Architects and Engineers of Connersville, Indiana, for William F. Vogel, school superintendent, dated October 31, 1931. The specifications booklet, gives the proposed building plan for the Booker T. Washington Grade School in Shelbyville, Indiana, including the stone work, terrazzo work, sheet metal work, roofing, blackboards, and so on for the building.
Claude J. Haymond manuscript
Collection — Folder S617
Scope and Contents This collection contains a 16-page manuscript written by Claude J. Haymond regarding Shelby County's role in the 1851 Indiana constitutional convention. The manuscript gives a brief background of Indiana's first constitution of 1816 and the reasons why it was deemed necessary to create a new one. Haymond describes Shelbyville and Shelby County in 1850 and also quotes the description of Indianapolis written by Edward Eggleston at the time of the convention. Haymond's manuscript offers...
Dates: circa 1920s
Dress making accounts
Collection — Folder S1428
Scope and Contents These 19 xeroxed pages list women's names, costs, and measurements. On page 12, the writer notes "Sulphur Hill, Indiana" at the top of the page, and then gives dates on which family members started on trips. She wrote: "The big 'wash out' March 23rd 1898. War declared April 21st 1898. Lillie Neibert started for Iowa Sept. 14th 98. Dilbert and I went to house keeping April the 25th 1899. March 21st 1906, a big snow on enough that the mail man came in a sleigh. Papa arrived at Shelbyville Sept....
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Dress making accounts
Flat Rock Sabbath School collection
Collection — Folder S1070
Scope and Contents This collection includes a copy of an 18 page summary of the history of the Flat Rock Sabbath School from 1835-1875, written and read by William Porter in Flat Rock, Shelby County, Indiana, before the Epworth League on April 5, 1896.
Francis Amos, Jr. letter
Collection — Folder S020
Scope and Contents The collection consists of a typed, transcribed letter written by Francis Amos, Jr. of Shelby County, Indiana to his brother Richard Amos of Stokes County, North Carolina on August 15, 1859, concerning personal illness, religious conviction, family news, and farming.
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Francis Amos, Jr. letter
Gendron Wintin collection
Scope and Contents The collection consists of notebooks on Shelby County history and genealogy, including copies of newspaper stories and reminiscences on Shelby County in the 19th century. The collection also contains a published map titled Shelbyville Indiana Wards and Precincts (ca. 1932) (OB053), a published plat book titled, Plat Book of Shelby County, Indiana, Keyes Map Service, Peru, Indiana (circa 1932), and a hand-drawn map titled Original Town of Shelbyville...
Dates: 1932, 1957, undated
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Gendron Wintin collection
George Monroe school reminiscence
Collection — Folder S2174
Scope and Contents This collection contains a copy of George Monroe's reminiscence of his school in Noble Township, Shelby County, Indiana circa 1840s. The bulk of his description is about the school building, but he also mentions marking the time of day by the position of the sun and the privilege of being selected to retrieve a bucket of water and giving each student a drink. Monroe's recollections are a half-page in length and were written and typed by his daughter Effie Monroe Conner McCarty circa 1920s. The...
Dates: circa 1920s, 1967
Jacob Witmer collection
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence and legal documents ranging from 1927 to 1930 regarding the estate of Jacob Witmer of Shelby County, Indiana and administrated by his nephew John H. Wilson. The collection also includes Velma Whitmer's notebook containing transcriptions of letters written by her mother and grandmother (1901-1907) and poems written by herself and her sister Mary (1912-1914); an April 29, 1837 deed signed by Nathan H. Wilson of Bartholomew County, Indiana granting land to...
Dates: 1837-1932, undated
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Jacob Witmer collection