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Martin Luther King Jr. Hails Historic Action
United States. Civil Rights Act of 1964; United States--Politics and government, 1963-1969; Race discrimination--United States; United States--Race relations; African Americans--Civil rights; King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968; Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973
Article from the Indianapolis Recorder discusses the Senate's passage of the Civil Rights Bill in June 1964. While other civil rights leaders celebrated the news, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. said that...
President's Shortened Western Tour
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Presidents; Monument Circle (Indianapolis, Ind.); Saint Vincent's Hospital
September 23, 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt came to Indianapolis to speak at the Columbia Club. Earlier in his trip he had sustained an injury to his left leg and an abscess formed. The president's...
Herman B Wells
Indiana University; College presidents; Wells, Herman B; Men's clothing; Hats; Portrait photographs
In 1938 Herman B Wells was named Indiana University’s eleventh president, and at the age of thirty-five was the country’s youngest state university president. He served for a quarter century as president...
Cornelia Fairbanks and Members of D.A.R.
Daughters of the American Revolution; Fairbanks, Cornelia Cole; Women's clothing; Hairstyles
Nellie had joined the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1895 in Indianapolis and quickly ascended its official ranks. When Charles entered the Senate, Nellie was a delegate to the Continental Congress...
Sue Dewine First Woman President of Hanover
The fifteenth President and first woman to serve as President of Hanover College is Sue Dewine. She was inaugerated September of 2007.
Black Horse Troop, Culver Military Academy, Culver, Ind.
Marshall County (Ind.); Culver Military Academy; Military education; Horses; Horseback riding
The Culver Black Horse Troop was founded in 1897. In 2009 the Black Horse Troop and Equestriennes rode in President Obama’s inaugural parade, marking the 15th time that Culver has participated in the...
Certificate of Membership in the Indiana Colonization Society
African Americans; Colonization; Liberia; Lithography; Judges; Lawyers
Some people felt African Americans seeking freedom in the wilderness of Liberia were following the example of the first settlers of the United States. Others opposed colonization to Africa thinking it...
President and Mrs. Woodrow Wilson on Monument Circle
Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924; Presidents; Monument Circle (Indianapolis, Ind.)
The President and Mrs. Wilson are riding in an open car. He is holding his hat in his hand.
Fortune with Members of the American Peace Society
Fortune, William, 1863-1942--Photographs; Presidents; Presidents--United States; Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933
Fortune also participated in matters on a national scale. He served on the Executive Committee of the American Red Cross. He also was elected President of the American Peace Society in 1928, and served...
Early Recruitment Poster
Universities and colleges; Universities and colleges--Indiana--Indianapolis; University of Indianapolis; Posters; United Brethren Church--Indiana
In September 1905 the University opened its doors with 74 students enrolled in nine programs. That first building served as the entire campus: classrooms, dormitory, dining hall, and more. At first the...
The Ball Brothers: William, Frank, Lucius, Edmund, and George
Ball Brothers Company, Inc.; Ball family; Families; Men's clothing
The Ball brothers became famous for their home canning jar manufacturing business. William was a salesman for the Ball Company; Frank served as its first president for 63 years. Lucius became a physician...
President John F. Kennedy with Astronauts
Presidents; Astronauts; Grissom, Virgil I., 1926-1967; Cooper, Leroy S., Jr., 1924-1993
In a speech before a joint session of Congress on May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy, seen here with astronauts Cooper and Grissom (center), established the ambitious goal of sending an American safely...
Grissom on Telephone with President Lyndon B. Johnson
Astronauts; Young, John W., 1930-; Grissom, Virgil I., 1926-1967
As Young looks on, Grissom receives a congratulatory ship to shore call from President Lyndon B. Johnson while onboard the USS Intrepid following the successful "Gemini 3" flight. Young got in some trouble...
Tecumseh and William Henry Harrison with Weapons Raised
Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841
Territorial Governor William Henry Harrison and Tecumseh met in August of 1810 in Vincennes. Tecumseh’s aim was to regain some of the land given up by Native Americans in the Indiana Territory. They...
Perfect Circle Advertisement in Saturday Evening Post
Automobile industry and trade; Advertisements; Perfect Circle
To attract the new market of repair shop customers they advertised the piston rings as “Perfect Circles.” The name became so well known that it was made the company name in 1924. Meanwhile the next...
First Oaken Bucket Game
Football; Bryan, William Lowe; Elliott, Edward G.; Indiana University, Bloomington; Purdue University; Men's clothing; Hats; Sports; College presidents; College students
Dr. C. K. Jones, a graduate of Indiana University, proposed the creation of a football trophy to go to the winner of each annual Purdue-Indiana football game. Alumni from both universities recommended...
Committee Notifying Charles Fairbanks of his Nomination as Vice President
Fairbanks, Charles W. (Charles Warren), 1852-1918; Political activity; Political candidates; Political conventions; Politicians; Vice-Presidents--United States; Clothing & dress; Men's clothing; Hairstyles; Patriotism; Flags
IN 1904 Fairbanks became a candidate for vice president as Theodore Roosevelt's runnning mate. Fairbanks, a conservative, had been chosen to balance the ticket and to assure victory in Indiana, often a...
President Theodore Roosevelt in Conversation with Mrs. Cornelia Fairbanks
Fairbanks, Charles W. (Charles Warren), 1852-1918; Fairbanks, Cornelia Cole; Presidents; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Clothing & dress
Nellie was known as a gracious hostess. Her genial nature was seen as a valuable asset to her husband, whose reserve in public had led to him being referred to as "the icicle." Here she is conversing with...
Purdue University Airport
Purdue University; Airports; Airplanes --Photographs
The world's first university airport began with President Elliott, who believed that Purdue should have a leading role in aeronautics. Board of Trustees President David Ross donated the land. On November...
Welcome Home Charles and Nellie Fairbanks -- Crowd on Monument Circle
Fairbanks, Charles Warren, 1852-1918; Fairbanks, Cornelia Cole; Monument Circle (Indianapolis, Ind.); Crowds; Politicians; Patriotism; Banners
When Fairbanks’ term as vice president ended, he and Nellie embarked on a world tour. Thousands greeted them upon their return to Indianapolis. Governor Thomas R. Marshall and other dignitaries met their...
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