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CPC Catalog > Organization: Indiana Historical Society

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450 West Ohio Street

Indianapolis, Indiana, 46202

http://www.indianahistory.org/

Description:

Located inside the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, the William H. Smith Memorial Library houses an abundance of unique resources. The Library is open from 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.  The William H. Smith Memorial Library  has a broad spectrum of material documenting the history of Indiana from its early exploration and settlement to the present. 

The IHS Collections department preserves and makes accessible one of the largest archival repositories of manuscript, printed and visual materials on the history of Indiana and the Old Northwest, including more than.

Categories: William Harrison, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, Benjamin Harrison,

Collections:
William Henry Calkins Papers, 1863-1930
William Henry Harrison papers and documents, 1791-1864
William Henry Harrison-related pictures [graphic], ca. 1836-1950
William Henry Harrison Funeral sermons [microform], 1841.
Lucius Barbour E Baldwin, 29 September 1840, Chillicothe, Ohio
William E. Niblack to James Buchanan, 26 June 1860
Thomas E. Reimer Collection, 1862-1866
Smith, William Henry, Papers, 1836-1922

Note that this is an incomplete collections list. Please contact the organization directly for the most current information about their holdings.


William Henry Calkins Papers, 1863-1930

Calkins, William Henry, 1842-1894. Calkins, a lawyer from LaPorte, Indiana, was a Republican member of the U.S. Congress (1877-1884), and was appointed U.S. associate judge of the Territory of Washington (1889). The collection contains 5 letters from Benjamin Harrison regarding politics in Indiana and Washington, D.C. (Nov. 1880-Feb. 1881); and letters to Calkins from Chester A. Arthur, William Tecumseh Sherman, James Whitcomb Riley, and John Marcus Dickey regarding Riley. Also included are 2 letters from Booth Tarkington to Mrs. Calkins (1922, 1939) of rememberances about Indianapolis; invitations to meet the President of the U.S.; and a Confederate bond for 500 dollars, issued at Richmond, Virginia, March 2, 1863.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/19771496

Size
15 items

Presidential content includes:

- Chester A. Arthur

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William Henry Harrison papers and documents, 1791-1864

Harrison's papers, including letters to the U.S. Secretaries of War regarding Indian relations, treaties and military operations; and War of 1812 correspondence to governors Meigs and Shelby. Other correspondence deals with Northwest and Indiana Territories politics, including letters to Thomas Worthington; administration papers including appointments, petitions, and legislative documents; and military receipts, returns, and documents from Greenville, Ohio and Fort Washington. Also included is correspondence regarding Ohio and national politics; family and personal business interests; and Harrison's illness and death in 1841.

 

OCLC Permalink http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/28986889

Size
3 manuscript boxes, 5 oversize folders, 1 flat file folder.

Presidential content includes:

- William Harrison

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This collection contains pictures from various sources that relate to William Henry Harrison. Many of the images are engraved prints; others are reproductions of drawings, paintings, and lithographs. There are some original items from Harrison's time, but most are later reproductions of earlier images. Ephemera.


Series 6, Campaign/Election Materials, Political Cartoons, Sheet Music, etc.:
This series includes original prints of political cartoons from 1836 and 1840, hand-colored lithographs, and photographs of campaign activity notices, political ribbons, election tickets, song books, book covers, sheet music, stationery, etc

 

Series 7, Presidency—Inauguration and Death:
This series consists of an illustration of WHH’s inaugural parade, portraits of WHH in Washington, D.C., and depictions of WHH on his deathbed surrounded by relatives and cabinet members.


Series 8, Memorials, Monuments, and Statues:
This series contains photographs of mourning ribbons from 1841; photos of WHH statues in the Tippecanoe battleground, in Indianapolis, and in Cincinnati, Ohio; photos of sculpted busts of

 

WHH; and lithographs memorializing WHH.

OCLC Permalink http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/71274560

 

Finding aid http://www.indianahistory.org/our-collections/collection-guides/william-henry-harrison-related-pictures-ca-1836.pdf

Size
1 document case, 7 OVA boxes, 1 OVB box, 2 OVC half-boxes, 2 OVC boxes, 1 painting in hanging storage, 1 item in flat file, 1 painting on glass.

Presidential content includes:

- William Harrison

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William Henry Harrison Funeral sermons [microform], 1841.

1 reel microfilm ; 35 mm.
Microfilm may not be interlibrary loaned.
Funeral sermons delivered around the United States at the time of William Henry Harrison's death in 1841. They were collected by Howard Peckham, then head of the Indiana Historical Society and Indiana Historical Bureau, and microfilmed in 1958.
The 9th President of the United States, Harrison made his inaugural speech on March 4, 1841, and died of pneumonia on April 4 after only a month in office.
Collection guide available in library.
 

 

OCLC Permalink http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/33342060

Size
w reel microfilm

Presidential content includes:

- William Harrison

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Lucius Barbour E Baldwin, 29 September 1840, Chillicothe, Ohio

Letter from Lucius Barbour in Chillicothe, Ohio, to E. Baldwin, September 29, 1840, regarding William Henry Harrison's presidential campaign.
Includes typed copy of the original.

 

OCLC Permalink: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/19771506
 

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- William Harrison

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William E. Niblack to James Buchanan, 26 June 1860

1 item.
One letter, June 26, 1860, from William E. Niblack to President James Buchanan recommending John E. Risley for an appointment as chief justice of the Utah Territory.
A native of Dubois County, Ind., Niblack was a resident of Vincennes, Ind. A lawyer and politician, Niblack served in the Indiana House and Senate, the U.S. House, as a delegate to several Democratic National Conventions, and as an Indiana Supreme Court judge.
Collection guide available in library.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/36652477

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- James Buchanan

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Thomas E. Reimer Collection, 1862-1866

7 folders.
The collection consists of letters and documents written in Indiana during the 1860s. The collection is in chronological order. They include: a letter from a man in Valparaiso concening a lecture position, a letter from Middletown, Indiana concerning local men raising money for arms and ammunitions, two letters concerning a violent uprising in Evansville, one of these from Oliver P. Morton, another letter from Morton to President Andrew Johnson on a legislative matter, a printed protest to Johnson written by John Hogarth Lozier and signed by Indiana citizens regarding the pardons of Jefferson Davis and other rebel leaders, and a bank draft.
Governor Oliver P. Morton was Indiana's governor during the Civil War. Throughout the war he mobilized the war effort in Indiana. In order to maintain massive armies during the Civil War a national draft was instituted. Uprisings in Evansville, Indiana protesting the draft were the strongest in the state during that time. After the war Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy, was indicted for treason. In December 1868 he was included in the general amnesty of the South.
Collection guide available in library and online.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/63148366

Size
7 folders

Presidential content includes:

- Andrew Johnson

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Smith, William Henry, Papers, 1836-1922

17 manuscript boxes, 6 bound volumes, 1 oversize box, 37 reels of microfilm, 1 box of photographs, 3 oversize photographs.
RELATED HOLDINGS: Delevan Smith Papers (M 0255); Charles W. Fairbanks Papers (M 0100); Harlow Lindley Collection (M 0186).
The collection is composed primarily of Smith's business, political, and research related correspondence dating from 1855-1895. Included are letters associated with his newspaper work in Cincinnati, and wire services such as the Associated Press. Business correspondence concerns Smith's interest in the Mergenthaler Printing Company. Political correspondence includes letters from James A. Garfield to Rutherford B. Hayes (1880-1881). Other papers concern the Republican Party, and the 1876 presidential campaign, and Smith's personal historical interests. Personal correspondence also includes letters from his wife and children, and Charles R. Williams. Photographs consist of carte de visite, cabinet card, and tintype portraits, likely of family members and friends.
Microfilm. Cincinnati, Oh.? 19uu.
Microfilm. Indianapolis, Ind. Indiana Historical Society, 19uu.
Microfilm. Indianapolis, Ind. Indiana Historical Society, 1986.
n inu.
William Henry Smith (1833-1896) began his journalism career as a reporter and editor in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was general manager of the Associated Press from 1883-1892. That year he and Charles Fairbanks acquired the Indianapolis News. Smith was active in politics as a founder of the Republican Party in Cincinnati, and secretary to Ohio governor John Brough. He served as Ohio's secretary of state in the 1860s. Smith was also a historian, and at the time of his death was writing a biography of Rutherford B. Hayes.
Collection guide available in library and online.

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/47962192
 

Size
17 boxes

Presidential content includes:

- Rutherford B. Hayes

- James A. Garfield

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