Collection, ca. 1870-1992.
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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...
In preparation for the State of Indiana's centennial celebration in 1916, the Indiana Historical Commission organized local centennial committees throughout the state. The chairman of the Indianapolis local centennial committee suggested organizing a society of people who were descendents of early Indiana settlers and the Society of Indiana Pioneers was established on 15 September 1916. The Society office is currently located in the Indiana State Library at Indianapolis. From the des...
The daughter of Jacob Piatt Dunn, Caroline Dunn was a resident of Indianapolis, Ind. She was a librarian, and spent much of her career (1939-1973) at the William Henry Smith Library of the Indiana Historical Society. She wrote numerous articles, and a booklet on her father's work on the Miami Indian language. From the description of Collection, ca. 1870-1992. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 21126134 ...
Founded in 1875 to "form an organized center for the mental and social culture of its members..." and to encourage "a liberal exchange of thought by papers and discussion upon all subjects pertaining to its objects." Religious and political topics are excluded, however, as the founders represented a variety of opinions. Founders and later members participated in public causes, including women's suffrage. A haven for free-thinking women, the club is the oldest of its kind in Indiana and is still ...
Artist and cartoonist. From the description of Papers, 1920-1935. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70928853 Gaar Williams was born in Richmond, Ind. He worked as an artist and cartoonist for newspapers in Chicago and Indianapolis, and some of his work was nationally syndicated. Toward the end of his life, he spent much of his time in Brown County, Ind., mailing his work from there. Blanche Stillson, born in Indianapolis, was ...