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The Indianapolis Area Chapter of the American Red Cross was founded July 19, 1916 with William Fortune as president. During the 1960s the chapter extended its boundaries to include the central Indiana counties of Marion, Hancock, Morgan, and Hendricks. It provides disaster relief, and during World Wars I and II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam conflict, was active in civilian relief, provided staff for field hospitals, transported the wounded, and organized blood drives. From the des...
Indianapolis businessman, civic leader, and journalist. Fortune organized the Indianapolis Commercial Club with Col. Eli Lilly, and was a director of Eli Lilly and Company, 1916-1927. Fortune's civic and philanthropic activities included the local and national Red Cross, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the American Peace Society, memorial committees for Nancy Hanks Lincoln and George Rogers Clark, and the donation of land for an Indianapolis V.A. Hospital. From the description of Paper...
On December 2, 1905, Mrs. Tunis G. Bergen brought together a group of Brooklyn residents at the Barnard Club House on Remsen Street to form New York City's first borough-based Red Cross organization. With an initial membership roster of 300, the Brooklyn Chapter of the American Red Cross embarked on its first major campaign to aid victims of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, collecting over $100,000 and thousands of articles of clothing to contribute to the relief effort. From this point on, th...
Abraham Lincoln (born February 12, 1809, Sinking Spring Farm near Hodgenville, Kentucky-died April 15, 1865, Washington, D.C.) was the sixteenth President of the United States from 1861 until his death by assassination. He was the son of a Kentucky frontiersman, Thomas Lincoln, and Nancy Hanks. In 1816, Lincoln moved to Pigeon Creek, Indiana, where he worked on his family's farm. Following his mother's death two years later, he continued working on farms until moving with his father to New Sa...
Indianapolis, IN. From the description of Collection, ca.1924-1952. (College of Physicians of Philadelphia). WorldCat record id: 122347569 ...
American Poet. From the description of Little Orphant Annie. Last stanza : AMsS, [s.d.]. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122540708 James Whitcomb Riley was an American poet, journalist, and lecturer. From the description of James Whitcomb Riley collection of papers, 1878- bulk (1878-1915). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122363959 From the guide to the James Whitcomb Riley collection of papers, 1878-[1964, 1878-...
The Chamber of Commerce of the United States traces its origins to an April 22, 1912, conference of commercial and trade organizations called by President William Howard Taft. The idea was to create an organization that could represent the interests of the business community in Washington. The Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America held its first annual meeting on January 21, 1913. During the First World War the Chamber organized more than 400 War Service Co...
Formed in 1828 in New York City; headquarters later moved to Hartford, Boston, and Washington, D.C. From the description of Certification, 1871 Jan. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70963148 The American Peace Society was the first nationally based secular peace organization in the United States. It was formed in 1828 from the merging of several state and local peace societies of New York, Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts; the oldest, the New York Peace Society, dat...
The Indiana Society of Chicago was founded in 1905 by John T. McCutcheon and George Ade as a social organization for Chicagoans transplanted from Indiana. The society placed an early emphasis on literature and the arts, but soon branched out to sponsor educational programs, and hold monthly meetings and social events. It continues to honor outstanding individuals and institutions from Indiana at an annual dinner. The society's philanthropic activities include offering educational scholarships to...
Writer, editor, poet, insurance executive of Louisville, Kentucky. From the description of Young Ewing Allison : papers, 1878-1943. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49419335 Young Ewing Allison was born in Henderson, Kentucky and began his journalism career there at age nineteen by founding the county's first daily newspaper, the HENDERSON CHRONICLE. He later served as city editor of the EVANSVILLE JOURNAL and the LOUISVILLE COURIER-JOURNAL. After 1901 h...