Dunn, Jacob Piatt, 1855-1924Alternative names
Jacob Piatt Dunn was a prominent journalist, historian, and political figure as well as Secretary of the Indiana Historical Society from 1886 until his death in 1924. He practiced law in Indianapolis for three years then moved to Colorado where he started writing for newspapers. He returned to Indianapolis in 1884 to practice law. He did so for four years until taking a job with the Indianapolis Journal. He later worked for three other local newspapers. He is best known for writing several books about Indiana history.
From the description of Jacob Piatt Dunn collection, 1812-1955. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 437996399
Dunn was the Librarian of the Indiana State Library.
From the description of Letters concerning deposit of government documents, 1892. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64054440
Editorial writer for the Indiana Sentinel, 1893-1904; Indiana state librarian, 1889-1893; Indianapolis city controller, 1904-1906, 1914-1916; and author of works on Indiana and Indian history.
In 1913, while president of the Public Library Commission of Indiana, Dunn attempted to organize a society for the preservation of Indian languages. This society was to undertake as its first publication a translation into modern Miami and English of the Peoria-French dictionary and texts attributed to Father Le Boulanger.
From the description of Letters : Indianapolis, Ind., to Edward Everett Ayer, [Chicago, Ill.], 1913 Feb. 7-12. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 36966409
|Place Name||Admin Code||Country|
|Indiana--Politics and government|
|Indians of North America--Languages|
|Acquisition of scientific publications|
|Government publications--Law and legislation|
|Miami language (Ind. and Okla.)--Translating--History--20th century--Sources|
|Peoria Indians--Languages--Translating--History--20th century--Sources|