Shortridge High School

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Indianapolis High School was founded in 1864 as the state's first free high school. Its name was changed to Shortridge High School in 1898 in honor of school superintendent Abram C. Shortridge.

From the description of Indianapolis High School Graduates, 1869-1911. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 32518728

Founded in 1864 as Indianapolis High School, Shortridge was the state's first free high school. Its name was changed to Shortridge in 1898 in honor of Superintendent Abram C. Shortridge who began the school's tradition of excellence. From the 1930s on, Shortridge was affected by the socio-economic changes in the community, leading to its closing in 1981.

From the description of Records, 1870-1990. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 31994962

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referencedIn Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. Letter, 1917 June 22, Oyster Bay, N.Y. [to] Zella O'Hair, Indianapolis, Ind. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Brown, Austin H., 1890-1954. Scrapbook, 1900-1912. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Indiana Medicine, 1993 Indiana University, Bloomington. Center for the Study of History and Memory
referencedIn History of Indiana University, 1968-1981 Indiana University, Bloomington. Center for the Study of History and Memory
creatorOf Shortridge High School. High school students' letters to Henry Van Dyke concerning Tennyson. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Spears, Jean E. Spears family papers, 1930-1986. Indiana Historical Society Library
creatorOf Shortridge High School. Indianapolis High School Graduates, 1869-1911. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Giddings, Georgia Jean. Georgia Jean Giddings papers, 1928-1943. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Forsell, E. G. Walter, b. ca. 1903. Diploma, 1921. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Perkins, Rodney C., 1905-. My Memoirs. / Rodney C. Perkins. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Woodward, Alberta Davis, ca. 1906-. Papers, 1920-1929. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn The Senior Class of Shortridge High School, 1874 : photograph album, identified portraits of students, many of whom went on to become Butler University students. Butler University Libraries
referencedIn Elliot, Byron K. (Byron Kosciusko), 1900-. Autobiography, 1986. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Bowers, Claude Gernade, 1879-1958. Letters, 1954. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Richardson, Roselyn Comer, 1913-. Papers, 1900-1993. Indiana Historical Society Library
creatorOf Shortridge High School. Records, 1870-1990. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Shortridge High School History Project. Steering Committee. Records, 1983-1986. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Indiana University Oral History Archive, 1991-1998 Indiana University, Bloomington. Center for the Study of History and Memory
creatorOf Shortridge High School. Correspondence with Edgar Fahs Smith, 1922. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Lamb, LaVerda, ca. 1899-. Shortridge High School scrapbook, 1917. Indiana Historical Society Library
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