Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:
Andrew Gardner papers
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents The four folders contain papers about the improvement of the Wabash River from 1834 to 1839, business papers, receipts, letters, tax receipts, railroad proposals, and an account book.The oldest item in folder 1 is a tax receipt for forty cents for 1830 on half town lot no. 157 in Vincennes paid by A. Gardner. There are two documents dated 1834, but the remaining documents in this folder are all dated 1835. One item entitled “Memorandum of snags taken out of Black Cut Off” lists the...
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Andrew Gardner papers
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
Elijah Evan Edwards collection
Scope and Contents The collection consists of copies of the journal of Elijah Evan Edwards while a student at Indiana Asbury University (now DePauw University) at Greencastle, Indiana. Within the journal, Edwards describes life as a student and the cost, societies, and activities while there.
George Winter, "Pelican Island, on the Wabash" engraving
Collection — Folder S3496
Scope and Contents This collection contains a color engraving of a painting created by George Winter circa 1837-1852, depicting three Native Americans on the banks of the Wabash River in Indiana near Pelican Island. The engraving was printed by Jewett and Co. from the original painting, likely in the late 1800s, and produced expressly for "the ladies repository."
Dates: circa 1837-1850, undated
Indiana nature photographic slides
Collection — Folder SP039
Scope and Contents This collection includes 35mm slides of nature scenes in Indiana circa 1950s, including rivers, waterfalls, caves, and state parks. These slides are dupllicates of the collection Indiana nature scenes lantern slides (P021).
Dates: circa 1950
Indiana nature scenes lantern slides
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents This collection includes glass lantern slides from the Indiana Historical Commission in Indiana anging from circa 1916 regarding landscapes and nature scenes including state parks, caves, and lakes.
Dates: circa 1916
Indiana scenes photographic slides
Collection — Folder 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.
Dates: circa 1950-circa 1960
John V. Beamer collection
Scope and Contents This collection consists principally of papers related to John V. Beamer's career in U.S> Congress from 1951 to 1959 and includes correspondence regarding legislation and political issues from constituents and colleagues, national associations, labor unions, Indiana newspapers, colleges and universities, and businesses in his district; speeches, newsletters, and press releases; copies of the Congressional Record; newspaper clippings; campaign records,...
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / John V. Beamer collection
Lucas Weber, "New Harmony on the Wabash" lithographs
Collection — Folder OBD054
Scope and Contents This collection contains various versions of the lithograph "New Harmony on the Wabash" by Lucas Weber and Karl Bodden from 1843 to 1844.
Milton T. Jay, Wabash River scrapbook
Collection — Folder SP090
Scope and Contents This collection includes a small scrapbook with 5 black-and-white photographs of the Wabash River at its source near the Indiana-Ohio border with typed descriptions, from Milton T. Jay in Portland, Indiana to Kenneth Kunkle "who has lived all his life on the banks of this beautiful river" in June, 1933. Three photographs feature residents of Portland--Alpheus A. Adair, Chester Brock, and Brock's 2 sons.