Women's History, Individual and Family, G-H
GARR FAMILY PAPERS, 1849-1901. SC 1884. Seven folders. Collection guide in library. Mary Diane Garr was the daughter of John Wesley Garr and Anna Clore. The collection includes letters from Mary Diane Garr in Kentucky to her parents in Kokomo in 1862. Garr was helping nurse her grandfather.
GARRETT, FOREST FLEMING.Collection, ca. 1898-ca. 1930. P 0285. One box. Collection guide online. Forest Fleming Garrett (1891-1949) was a teacher at North Ward School in Hartford City from ca. 1910 until her death. She was the widow of D.C. Garrett (1891-1914). Her daughter, Delpa C. Garrett Hoist, was a student at North Ward School. The collection includes photographs of Garrett and Delpha C. Garrett Hoist with students, teachers and members of what appears to be a dramatic club.
GASS, JEANETTE CAROLINE. Diary, 1898-1899. BV 0574. One volume. No collection guide available. Jeanette Gass lived in Muncie, Delaware County, where her father owned a livery. The diary records her daily activities, deaths in the area and weather conditions.
GATES, NATALIE BRUSH. Papers, 1901-1935. M 0351. One box. Collection guide online. Natalie Lombard Brush (ca. 1895-1975) was the daughter of John Tomlinson Brush (1845-1912) and Elsie Lombard Brush. She attended the Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, Pa., and attended Columbia University, the New York School for Social Research and City College of New York. In 1926, she married hotel owner A. Bennett Gates (1885-1956) of Dayton, Ohio, and in 1965, she married Rene de Gendron. She was active in the Junior League of Indianapolis during the 1920s and became president of the national Junior League. In 1967, Holt published her novel Hush Hush Johnson. This collection contains five letters, a scrapbook of clippings and invitations, and photographs. Two of the letters are from John T. Brush and three from Harry S. New. The scrapbook reflects her career the local and national Junior League.
GIPE, MARTHA L. (BLACK). Papers, ca. 1929. SC 0626. One item. No collection guide available. This collection is an account of the founding of the Hayseed Mission on East Washington Street in Indianapolis. The building was never consecrated as a church, but served as an interdenominational venue for community activities, church services and Sunday School classes. Black discusses the founding of the mission, compares the contributions of the Methodists and the Presbyterians, and recalls games played by children during social hours.
GOENS, LILLIAN MARIE. Collection, 1884-1984. M 0447, OM 0134. Two boxes, one folder. Collection guide in library. Lillian Marie Goens was born in Washington, Daviess County, and lived in Indianapolis for 65 years. She worked at Wishard Hospital and was active in Barnes United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. In the early 1970s, she was active in the Federation of Associated Clubs and the National Council of Negro Women. This collection includes personal material as well as programs, minutes and newsletters of organizations with which she was involved.
GOLDTHWAIT FAMILY. Collection, 1897-1938. P O 357. Two albums, one color photograph, printed material, cellulose acetate negatives, 58 loose photographs, nine cabinet cards. Collection guide in library. Photographer Frances Benjamin Johnson (1864-1952) photographed officers and crew of the USS Olympia in August 1899. Harry Goldthwait (1874-1942) of Marion was a shipwright on the Olympia. His portait is included in one album with other members of the Olympia’s crew. Frances Benjamin Johnson operated a photography studio in Washington, D.C. Her family’s social status gave her access to the families of Presidents Grover Cleveland, William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft.
GRABLE, JORAM AND LUCY ANN. Papers, 1852-1855. SC 2409. Four items. Collection guide in library. Lucy Ann Grable was the daughter of Thomas G. and Esther (Hester) Carson. The collection contains four letters from Joram and Lucy Anne Grable to her parents. The letters carry news of family sickness (including the death of a child), Joram’s current employment, and of the family’s financial situation. In 1855, the family is “destitute,” but they keep finding pieces of land, both in Cass and Tipton Counties, which they hope the Carsons will buy for them.
GRAY, BEULAH BRAZELTON. Papers, 1813-1962. M 0391, OM 0262. Eleven boxes, one folder. Collection guide in library. Described in Pumroy and Brockman, Guide to Manuscript Collections of the Indiana Historical Society and Indiana State Library, A-127. Gray was a reporter and columnist for the Otwell (Pike County) Star (1920-1945); editor of the Otwell Star (1929-45); housemother, student nurses’ residence, Welborn Baptist Hospital, Evansville, Vanderburgh County (1945-50); and local historian, author of The Saga of Three Churches (1957) and other articles, books and pageants in southern Indiana and Pike County. The collection includes Gray’s correspondence regarding her genealogical and local history research; correspondence with soldiers from Pike County serving in World War II; letters from Elsie Whitehurst Lightburn in Norwich, Cheshire, England, describing conditions in England during and after World War II (1945-49); family and personal correspondence; and essays, pageants, articles and other writings.
GRAY, MARION H. Papers, 1850-1944. M 0118, BV 1367. One box, 1 volume. Collection guide online. Described in Pumroy and Brockman, Guide to Manuscript Collections of the Indiana Historical Society and Indiana State Library, A-128. Marion Hunter Gray (b.1899) grew up in Terre Haute. She married Henry C. Gray in 1921 and lived in Bloomington, Monroe County. The collection consists of papers relating to Gray’s family. Included are letters of Selma Neubacher Steele, wife of artist T.C. Steele, to Mae Hunter Weinstein, Terre Haute, Vigo County, regarding personal matters and the work of her husband and the constitution and minutes of the First Congregational Church Sewing Circle, Terre Haute (1881-1912).
GRAY-LEONARD-NICHOLS FAMILY. Papers, ca. 1847-1953. M 0707. Two boxes. Collection guide online. The Gray, Leonard and Nichols families of Indiana and Ohio were related by marriage. Martha Gray and Harrison Nichols moved from Sandusky County, Ohio, to settle in Plymouth, Marshall County, by 1852. Their children included newspaperman and journalist William Merrick Nichols. Much of the correspondence concerns Martha R. Gray Nichols and son William Merrick Nichols. Family correspondence is to Martha and Harrison Nichols, from Martha to Harrison while he served in the Civil War, and between Martha and William while he worked in the newspaper trade in Indianapolis, New York City and St. Louis. Also included are letters from and newsclippings about Indiana state representative Daniel McDonald.
GRAYDON, JANE CHAMBERS MCKINNEY. Letters, 1863. SC 2222. Five folders. Collection guide in library. Jane Chambers McKinney Graydon (1802-1891) was daughter of Mordecai and Mary [Chambers] McKinney. In 1822, she married Alexander Graydon, an iron manufacturer with whom she had 14 children. Ardent abolitionists, their home was reputed to be a station of the underground railroad. They moved to Indianapolis in 1843, joined Second Presbyterian Church and taught Sunday school classes at an African-American church. Jane Graydon helped found the Indianapolis Orphans Asylum in 1851 and, in company with Mrs. Calvin Fletcher Jr., spent time during the Civil War nursing soldiers in Tennessee. She was instrumental in setting up the Home for Aged Women (now the Indianapolis Retirement Home). The collection contains memoirs, photographs and correspondence, mainly dating from 1863, written by Graydon to her husband and daughters from a Union Army hospital in Nashville. The collection provides an account of work activities of women in the hospital during the Civil War.
GREATHOUSE, RUTH. Collection, 1912-1936. M 0622. One box. Collection guide online. Green was a self-employed dressmaker in Anderson, Madison County. This collection, part of the Black Women in the Middle West Project, includes materials relating to the life of Green.
GREEN, MIRIAM WILSON. Papers, 1859-1897. M 0119, F 0573-0574. Two boxes, two microfilm reel. Collection guide in library. Described in Pumroy and Brockman, Guide to Manuscript Collections of the Indiana Historical Society and Indiana State Library, A-129. Green attended Earlham College, Richmond, Wayne County (1861-1862); taught school in a number of counties in eastern Indiana; married John Henley of Newport (Fountain City), Wayne County (1873); and was a member of consists of letters to Green from relatives, friends and suitors in eastern and central Indiana during the period 1859-1872, relating to school, teaching, the Civil War, the response of Quakers to the war and family matters.
GREER, REV. HESTER ANNA. Papers, 1880-1982. M 0454. One box. Collection guide online. Hester Anna Nolcox Greer, the daughter of John Western and Isabell Patterson Nolcox, was born and reared in Princeton, Gibson County. In 1898, she married Jesse Greer, a minister. Also a minister, Hester Greer served congregations in Princeton, Indianapolis and Fort Wayne and did missionary work in Jamaica and Cuba. This collection, part of the Black Women in the Middle West Project, includes materials relating to Greer’s career.
GUNDERSON, LEAH B. Papers, 1964-1987. SC 2314. Two folders. Collection guide online. Leah Gunderson received a bachelor’s degree in 1957 from Valparaiso University in Physical Education, Health and Recreation. She earned graduate degrees from Indiana University in Parks and Recreation (1964) and School Administration (1986). She taught, mainly courses in physical education, in Merrillville and Lowell in Lake County and Plymouth and Culver in Marshall County. This collection consists of biographical material, three letters of appreciation, and a scrapbook of the Plymouth senior citizens group (1964-65), where she served as recreational director.
HACK, ELIZABETH JANE MILLER. Papers, 1875-1941. M 0123, BV 1369-1371, OM 0161. Four boxes, three volumes, two folders. Collection guide in library. Described in Pumroy and Brockman, Guide to Manuscript Collections of the Indiana Historical Society and Indiana State Library, A-134. Elizabeth Jane Miller Hack, author of The Yoke (1903), Saul of Tarsus (1906) and other novels written under her maiden name (Miller), was the wife of Indianapolis attorney Oren Hack. The collection consists primarily of documents and letters of Hack and her family in Indianapolis from the period 1894 to 1920 and includes correspondence about her writing and family matters and diaries (1894-1903).
HAERLE, ELISABETH. Papers, 1921-1929. SC 2425. One folder. Collection guide online. Elisabeth Haerle was the daughter of Indianapolis merchant George C. Haerle and Norma Hollweg. Hildegarde Flanner (1899-1927), poet and playwright, was born and educated in Indianapolis. The collection includes a book review, snapshot, copies of poems and correspondence relating to Flanner.
HALL, MILDRED. Papers, 1916-2001. M 0796. One document case, 11 flat file folders of photographs, six folders photographs, one oversized photograph. . Collection guide online. Mildred Marshall Hall, daughter of William Henry and Nettie Belle Marshall, was born on April 18, 1911, on the outskirts of Indianapolis. Like her father, she attended Indianapolis Public School #43 and then continued on to Shortridge High School. When Crispus Attucks High School was built for African-American students, she was one of many students mandated to go. Hall attended Butler University and graduated in 1948. She married Luther E. Hall Jr. in 1941. Mildred Hall taught in the Indianapolis Public School system for 32 years, retiring in 1970. She spent 30 years at IPS #26 and two years at School #32. The collection pertains to Mildred Hall and her work with the Red Cross Motor Corps, her career as a public school teacher and her membership in the Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Mildred Hall was a member of the Red Cross Motor Corps during World War II. There are several pictures of Hall and her husband, Luther (a World War II veteran), in their uniforms. Hall also had an extensive career as a teacher with the Indianapolis Public Schools. Many of the materials in the collection pertain to School #26. The collection also contains two histories of Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church published in 1916 and 1944, as well as three booklets commemorating the church’s 85th, 125th and 135th anniversaries in 1951, 1991 and 2001 respectively. Additionally, there is information about the Flora Grant Women’s Missionary Society.
HALSEY, JAMES SYLVANUS. Diaries, 1859-1898. SC 1723. One folder. No collection guide available. James Halsey resided in Clarksburg, Decatur County. This collection includes a diary of Mary Halsey, 1897-1898. There are daily entries regarding weather, her activities and local events.
HANGER, MARY ELIZABETH. Diary, 1916-1922. SC 2363. Two folders. Collection guide online. Mary Elizabeth Hanger received a law degree from John Marshall Law School in Chicago in 1927. This collection includes the original and printed versions of Mary Elizabeth Hanger’s diary for 1916-1922.
HARDEN, CECIL. Papers, 1938-1984. M 0584, OMB 0043, CT 0771-0772. Thirty-one boxes, two cassette tapes. Collection guide online. Cecil Harden (1894-1984), a native of Covington, Fountain County, attended Indiana University and taught in the Covington school system. In 1914, she married Frost R. Harden, owner of a local Ford dealership. They had one son, Murray, later a physician in West Lafayette. Active in local clubs and church organizations, Harden began her political career in 1932 when she was elected Republican Precinct Committeewoman. After holding several di positions within the Indiana Republican party, Harden was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from the Sixth District (western Indiana) in 1948. She served five terms and became (in 1951) the first woman member of a House Committee to make an official trip around the world. The collection, spanning the years 1938 to the 1970s, consists largely of Harden’s personal and political correspondence, speeches and news releases, political and personal expense accounts, appointment books and calendars, and news clippings.
HARDIN FAMILY. Papers, 1866, 1896. SC 2466. One folder. Collection guide online. The Hardin family lived near Pleasantville in Sullivan County. The collection consists of two letters written by female members of the family. Both letters relate to deaths in the family.
HARDY, JONATHAN H. Memoirs of Elizabeth Hardy of Lexington, Scott County, Indiana, 1880. SC 2111, F 0217. One folder, one microfilm reel. No collection guide available. Elizabeth Hardy was born in Massachusetts and lived in various parts of New England. In 1814, she moved to Lexington, Scott County, with her husband. At an early age, she experienced a Free Will Baptist conversion and remained very religious throughout her life. In 1832, she and her husband became Campbellites; after his death in 1836, she became a Millerite. The collection includes a photocopy of the published biography of Elizabeth Hardy written by her son.
HARRAH, ALMIRA MARIA SCOTT. Papers, 1819-1903. M 0131, BV 1021-1023. Two boxes, three volumes. Collection guide in library. Described in Pumroy and Brockman, Guide to Manuscript Collections of the Indiana Historical Society and Indiana State Library, A-144. Harrah was a teacher in Manhattan, Putnam County (1840); lived with her parents in Cloverland, Clay County (1840-43); married Samuel B. Harrah; taught school at Greencastle, Putnam County (1847); and was active in benevolent, temperance and women’s rights organizations. The collection includes correspondence between Harrah and her husband while she was teaching school in Greencastle; speeches and essays on temperance, women’s rights and humanitarianism; and scrapbooks kept by Harrah’s daughter and by Harvey Scott.
HARRISON, BENJAMIN. Collection, 1853-1943. M 0132, OM 0325. Two boxes, one folder. Collection guide online. Described in Pumroy and Brockman, Guide to Manuscript Collections of the Indiana Historical Society and Indiana State Library, A-145. This collection represents a variety of materials, mainly correspondence to, from and among documents from Benjamin Harrison’s professional career. Of the six series in this collection, Series I relates to Benjamin Harrison, the 23rd president of the United States, Series VI relates to John Witherspoon Scott, brother of Caroline Scott Harrison, and Series II through V relate to women in the Harrison family. Series II (1853-92), includes personal correspondence and memorabilia relating to Caroline Scott Harrison, first wife of Benjamin Harrison. Series III (1891-1943) includes personal correspondence relating to Mary Lord Harrison, second wife of Benjamin Harrison and niece of Caroline S correspondence of Mary Harrison McKee, daughter of Benjamin and Caroline Harrison. Series V (1890-92) includes correspondence of Mary [May/Mame] Saunders Harrison, wife of Russell Harrison, son of Benjamin and Caroline Harrison.
HARRISON, NANCY ELSTON. Papers, 1947. SC 1477. One folder. Collection guide online. Nancy Elston Harrison (d. ca. 1959) was married to Nicholas McCarty Harrison, great-grandson of William Henry Harrison. This collection contains a letter invitation from the mayor of Indianapolis, Robert H. Tyndall, to Mrs. Harrison to be in the reviewing stand for the parade commemorating the 100th anniversary of the city of Indianapolis.
HARRISON, RUSSELL B. Collection, 1880-1908. M 0387. One box. Collection guide online. Described in Pumroy and Brockman, Guide to Manuscript Collections of the Indiana Historical Society and Indiana State Library, A-146. While this collection pertains mainly to Russell B. Harrison’s varied business dealings and various brushes with the press there are personal and family letters and photographs. Harrison was the son of Benjamin Harrison, 23rd president of the United States. Among the personal and family correspondence are letters from Marthena Harrison (a daughter), May [Mary S.] Harrison (wife), and Emma Jones.
HARRISON, WILLIAM HENRY. Papers and documents, 1791-1864. M 0364, OM 0034. Two boxes, four folders. Collection guide online. Described in to Manuscript Collections of the Indiana Historical Society and Indiana State Library, A-147. Anna Symmes Harrison (1775-1864) was born in Flatbrook, Sussex County, New York, the daughter of John Cleves Symmes and Anna (Tuthill/Tuttle) Symmes. She married William Henry Harrison in 1795 and died in 1864 in her son’s home. This collection includes a number of letters to and from Anna Harrison (1802, 1835, 1845-1855), most of which relate to family issues.
HARTMAN, ANNABEL. Papers, 1981-1990. M 0793, OM 0404. One document case, one photograph, two oversize folders. Collection guide online. Annabel Hartman was raised in Illinois and came to Indiana in the 1950s following her marriage to Grover L. Harman. Annabel Hartman and Jacquie Reed were Indianapolis coordinators for the Ribbon Project, an effort by peace groups, churches and other organizations around the world to recognize the need for world peace. The Ribbon was a series of cloth, quilt or applique pieces made by individuals or groups. The pieces were tied together to form a single, long unit. The Ribbon was draped around the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 4, 1985. The collection contains correspondence, newsletters, clippings and contact lists associated with the Ribbon Project. The material reflects Indiana residents’ participation in the project, the conception and organization of the event by Justine Merritt and others, and the impact of the project after the Aug. 4 event. Material associated with the national event includes newsletters originating in Denver, Colo., posters and instructions concerning how to construct a peace ribbon.
HARVEY, CAROLINE McMATH GOODWIN. Papers, 1940-1987. SC 2509. One folder. Collection guide online. Caroline Harvey (ca. 1901-1975) was born in Indianapolis. She graduated from Indiana University in 1921 and earned an medical degree in 1923. Her first husband, John K. Goodwin, was president of the Indiana Veneer and Lumber Company, and her second husband was Thomas P. Harvey. The collection contains a club paper written by Harvey about Edith Mahone Arnold (1901-1987), born in Talbot County, Ga., longtime resident of Indianapolis, and a member of Mount Paran Baptist Church. The paper is enti 28th Street.”
HASSELMAN, OTTO H. Papers, 1864-1905. M 0135, BV 1024-1025, OM 0264. One box, two volumes, one folder. Collection guide in library. Described in Pumroy and Brockman, Guide to Manuscript Collections of the Indiana Historical Society and Indiana State Library, A-148. Hasselman was an Indianapolis journalist and politician. This collection includes diaries (1879-1880, 1891-1898) of Hasselman’s wife, Olive Eddy Hasselman, and of her mother, Anna Eddy, of Evanston, Ill. (1897, 1900)
HATFIELD, BARBARA. Letter, 1848. SC 0709. One folder. No collection guide available. This collection is a letter from Barbara Hatfield, Granville Post Office, Delaware County (3 August 1848) to William H. Ball, Portsmouth, Ohio, a brother or brother-in-law. The writer urges the Balls to come to Delaware County, where the climate is healthy. Prices of various farm products are given.
HAWORTH, PAUL LELAND. Family papers, 1829-1957. M 0338, OM 0175, BV 3450-BV 3453. Seventeen manuscript boxes, one oversize box, 10 oversize folders, four bound volumes, artifacts, one box photographs, two boxes of lantern slides. Collection guide online. Paul Leland Haworthwas the son of John D. Haworth and Fanny (Horner) Haworth of West Newton. He married Martha Ackerman, an art teacher, in 1903 and the union bore three children: Leland John, Anna Ruth and Martha Rosalie. Haworth, a historian, editor and adventurer, was head of the history department at Butler University (Indianapolis) at the time of his death. The collection includes correspondence, diaries, genealogies, legal documents, financial records, maps and photographs generated by the Haworth family of West Newton. Included arediaries written by Fanny Horner Haworth, correspondence between Paul L. Haworth and his parents, and letters from Anna Ruth and Leon Wallace to Martha Ackerman Haworth. Other items include Rosa Haworth’spersonal papers. Visual materials includes two watercolor paintings and children’s art work. Lantern slides made in British Columbia, Canada, include images of Native Canadian women and children.
HAYDEN, JOHN JAMES. Papers, 1819-1899. M 0136. Five boxes. Collection guide in library. Described in Pumroy and Brockman, Guide to Manuscript Collections of the Indiana Historical Society and Indiana State Library, A-150. The collection includes the writings of Sarah Marshall Hayden (d. 1899), author of several novels, among them Early Engagements (1854).
HEALEY FAMILY. Papers, 1904-1974. SC 2495. One folder. Collection guide in library. This collection contains material relating to the Healey family, living mainly in Rensselaer, Jasper County. The items include transcripts of Julia Ann Howland Healey’s account of first coming to Rensselaer in 1865.
HEDDENS, LAURA. Papers, 1882-1884. SC 0726. One folder. Collection guide in library. This collection includes a Logansport High School commencement program for 23 June 1882, an essay “The Effect of the Progressive Age” for the commencement, and a teacher’s license for Fulton County (31 May 1884).
HELLEKSON, RUTH. Papers, 1903-1969. SC 0729, BV 0575-0576. One folder, two volumes. Collection guide in library. The collection contains a scrapbook (1903-1918) kept by Hellekson while a child and student in Indianapolis and Massachusetts and while a nurse during World War I.
HENNIGAR, MAYME. Papers, 1930-1936. SC 2355. One folder. Collection guide in library. Mayme Hennigar, a resident of Indianapolis, was at one time a cashier at Harry Levinson’s hat store on East Market Street. This collection includes a mortgage and deed for property in Indianapolis.
HERBAUGH FAMILY. Collection, ca. 1880-ca. 1965. P 0283. Three boxes. Collection guide online. The collection contains photographs associated with the Herbaugh, Seelig, Knox, Ford and Hollis families of Blackford County. Included are images of Della Herbaugh Seelig and her daughters (Catharine and Jessie), Mabel Seelig, Reba Knox Young, and a number of other women from Blackford County and its environs. Also included is a photograph of women telephone operators at work in Hartford City.
HERON, ALEXANDER. Papers, 1845-1943. M 0141, BV 1382-1387. Eight boxes, six volumes. Collection guide in library. Described in Pumroy and Brockman, Guide to Manuscript Collections of the Indiana Historical Society and Indiana State Library, A-157. Heron (1827-1900) was a farmer in Brookville, Franklin County, and secretary of the State Board of Agriculture (1872-1891). This collection includes diaries (1875-1912), correspondence and business papers (1890s-1912) of Caroline Peck, Heron’s sister-in-law.
HERRICK, MYRA B. Diary, 1909. SC 0743. One folder. Collection guide in library. A diary kept by Herrick in Lisbon, Noble County, as a student and of travels abroad in England.
HIGGINS, HELEN BOYD. Scrapbook, ca. 1935. OM 0295. One folder. Collection guide online. Helen Boyd Higgins (1892-1971), born in Columbus, Bartholomew County, was the daughter of Linnaeus T. Boyd. She was educated at Knickerbacker Hall in Indianapolis and Abbot Academy in Andover, Mass. In 1920, she married William R. Higgins, an attorney. Boyd authored five biographies for the Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1942-1961, in their “Childhood of Famous Americans” series. This collection consists of pages from a scrapbook (ca.1930s) containing clippings about public education in Indianapolis.
HILL, OPAL MAY. Papers, 1918-1938. SC 2247. One folder. No collection guide available. This collection contains papers relating to the Fulton, Franklin and Hill families of Marion, Anderson and Indianapolis.
HOAGLAND, MERICA EVANS. Letter, 1906 Sept. 8, Indianapolis, Ind. [to] My Dear Mr. Smith. SC 2612. One item. Collection guide in library. A native of Fort Wayne, Hoagland attended Vassar College. In 1902, she took a position on the Indiana Library Commission and moved to Indianapolis. She aided in the establishment of the Indiana Library School, was active in local and national women’s organizations, and wrote a column on Indiana history for the Indianapolis News. Letter from Hoagland regarding the appointment of the State Librarian by the Indiana State Board of Education. She recommends Demarchus Clariton Brown, a professor at Butler University who won the appointment; Jacob Piatt Dunn Jr., a former state librarian and historian; and Harlow Lindley, a historian and librarian.
HODGES, REBECCA TRAILL. Paper, 1963. SC 0762. One folder. No collection guide available. Rebecca Traill [Andrews] Hodges (1881-1973) was the daughter of R.T. Andrews. A native of Massachusetts, she moved to Indianapolis in 1902 to teach. She married Dr. Fletcher H. Hodges, who died in 1964. Rebecca Hodges was active in various social clubs in Indianapolis, including the Propylaeum Club and the Indiana Society, National Society of Colonial Dames of America. Sallie E. [Downing] Coleman (ca. 1860-1947) was the daughter of Col. Michael A. Downing and wife of first, John H. Vajen Jr., and second William Henry Coleman. She was an active volunteer for the American Red Cross and the Indianapolis Flower Mission. The collection contains “The Propylaeum Story,” a paper written by Hodges and read at a meeting of the Propylaeum Club (Spring 1963).
HODGES, REBECCA TRAILL. Poem, 1939. SC 2598. One folder. Collection guide online. Rebecca Traill [Andrews] Hodges (1881-1973) was the daughter of R.T. Andrews. A native of Massachusetts, she moved to Indianapolis in 1902 to teach. She married Dr. Fletcher H. Hodges, who died in 1964. Rebecca Hodges was active in various social clubs in Indianapolis, including the Propylaeum Club and the Indiana Society, National Society of Colonial Dames of America. Sallie E. [Downing] Coleman (ca. 1860-1947) was the daughter of Col. Michael A. Downing and wife of first, John H. Vajen Jr., and second William Henry Coleman. She was an active volunteer for the American Red Cross and the Indianapolis Flower Mission. This collection consists of a poem by Hodges entitled, “My Day, Twenty Four Hours in the Private Life of Sally D. Coleman, by Sally D. Coleman.” It was read at a birthday dinner at the Indianapolis Propylaeum, Jan. 13, 1939, in honor of Mrs. Coleman.
HOLLIDAY, FLORENCE BAKER. Diaries, 1909-1942. M 0703. Tw boxes. Collection guide online. A native and resident of Indianapolis, Holliday (1871-1947) was the daughter of Indiana governor Conrad Baker. She married businessman Jaquelin S. Holliday. Holliday was a clubwoman and philanthropist, and an active anti-prohibitionist. The collection contains 15 diaries kept by Holliday, 1909 and 1930-1942, documenting her daily activities. Topics include club meetings, visitors, people she dined with, books she read and trips with her husband. Entries note attending a Booth Tarkington play, visiting President Herbert Hoover, dinner with Meredith Nicholson, and her anti-Prohibition activities with the local chapter of the Women’s Organization for National Prohibition Reform. There is also a 1941 diary of unknown authorship.
HOLLIDAY, MARGARET YANDES. Collection, 1883-1920, 1982. M 0372. One box. Collection guide online. Described in Pumroy and Brockman, Guide to Manuscript Collections of the Indiana Historical Society and Indiana State Library, A-162. Margaret Holliday (1844-1920), known as Grettie, was born in Indianapolis, the daughter of a prominent Presbyterian minister, William A. Holliday, and sister of John H. Holliday, founder of the Indianapolis News. She was, for 37 years, a missionary to Tabriz, Persia [Iran], sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church of Indianapolis (1883-1920). The collection consists of Holliday’s letters from Tabriz to her family in Indianapolis and from her trips through Europe and Russia (1883), Turkey and Constantinople (1889), and the Middle East and Egypt (1906) and her letters and annual reports to the Women’s Missionary Society, which oversaw her work.
HOLLIDAY, MARY EARLY. Papers, 1917-1918. SC 2596. One folder. Collection guide online. Mary Early Holliday of Indianapolis was a volunteer with the YMCA Canteen Service in France during World War I. The collection consists of a typescript of Holliday’s experiences in France during World War I. She describes conditions in camps, her duties with the “Y,” friends and acquaintances she made, and her experiences near the front lines with the 42nd Division.
HOLLINGSWORTH, HELEN. Paper, ca. 1973. SC 2663. One folder. Collection guide in library. Helen Hollingsworth (b. ca. 1890) was born on her family’s farm near Lebanon to Frank and Myme Hollingsworth. Financial conditions forced her parents to leave the family farm and move to North Indianapolis in 1898. The collection consists of a 12-page paper presented to the Portfolio Club of Indianapolis in 1973 in which she recounts the last days of the 19th century and relates how she and her family welcomed in the new century.
HOLLOWAY, EMMA G. Papers, 1883-1919. M 0144, OM 0159. One box, one folder. Collection guide in library. Described in Pumroy and Brockman, Guide to Manuscript Collections of the Indiana Historical Society and Indiana State Library, A-163. Holloway was a physician in North Manchester, Wabash County, (ca.1930-35) and served on the medical staff of the Indiana School for Feeble-Minded Youth, Fort Wayne, Allen County (1930-35). The collection includes material relating to the Women’s Christian Temperance Union and the WCTU’s national meeting in 1921; Holloway’s notes and writings on medical matters; and her notes regarding psychological testing and physical examination of patients at the Indiana School for Feeble-Minded Youth.
HOPEWELL, M.R. Scrapbook, ca. 1870. BV 2490. One volume. No collection guide available. The collection consists of a scrapbook that was used for several purposes. It was first used as an order book for Orville J. Victor’s The Civil, Political, and Military History of the Southern Rebellion and next as an attendance book for schoolchildren. It was also used as a copybook for German script and to paste in clippings mainly concerned with women and love. The name M.R. Hopewell appears in several sections of the scrapbook.
HOPKINS, MARTHA ELLIS. Papers, 1914-1952. M 0146, BV 1446-53. Six boxes, eight volumes. Collection guide in library. Described in Pumroy and Brockman, Guide to Manuscript Collections of the Indiana Historical Society and Indiana State Library, A-167. Martha Crowel Alice Ellis Hopkins (1870-1959) was a teacher and wife of Arthur H. Hopkins. Hopkins was a Republican party precinct vice-committeewoman in Rensselaer, Jasper County (1920-1952) and a Republican party vice-chairman, Indiana 10th Congressional District (1922-1932). The collection includes correspondence regarding Republican party activities, Jasper County voting records and poll books (1922-1952), and Republican party campaign materials.
HOSKINS, PHOEBE. Diary, 1859. SC 0204. One folder. One folder. Collection guide in library. A native of North Carolina, Phoebe P. Mendenhall married Moses S. Hoskins. The Hoskins were Quaker abolitionists whose property was confiscated because of their anti-slavery beliefs. They left North Carolina on April 29, 1859, apparently with a group, and arrived at Phoebe’s sister’s home in Westfield, Hamilton County, on May 24. The collection consists of a typescript copy of the trip diary kept by Hoskins during her family’s move from North Carolina to Indiana in 1859. The diary details the path they took, Phoebe’s impression of the land and daily activities.
HOTTLE, LYDIA. Letter, 1877. SC 2537. One item. Collection guide in library. A photocopy of an 1877 letter from Mary E. Hausenfluck in Shenandoah County, Va., to her daughter Lydia Hottle in Corydon. Topics include family news and money sent to Lydia.
HOTZ, JOSEPH. Civil War Letters, 1861-1865. M 0710, F 0079. One box, one reel of microfilm. Collection guide online. The collection includes letters written in German by Joseph Hotz to his wife, Maria, while he served with the 50th Indiana Regiment (November 1861-February 1865). Hotz writes of his loneliness and is often disappointed with his wife’s lack of comfort and support. He also inquires about friends and family at home, the health of his daughter, and gives financial instructions regarding the running of the family farm. Also included are translations of three letters to Mrs. Hotz from Corporal V. Wicker of the 50th Indiana, Company E, in Mobile, Ala. Wicker discusses Hotz’s death and his financial accounts with soldiers in the company.
HOWLAND, POWELL. PAPERS, 1815-2000 (bulk 1815-1917). M 0149. Seven manuscript boxes, one oversize box, three folders of photographs, one folder of negatives. Collection guide online. Powell Howland (1799-1878) was born in Saratoga, N.Y., but moved to northeast Marion County, in October 1838, where he purchased a 160-acre farm from Benjamin Johnson. Howland married Mahala Thurber in 1823 and the union produced nine children. The collection consists of Powell Howland’s personal and business papers and includes letters from Howland’s granddaughter, Mary E. Lowe, in Marshfield, Mo., concerning the financing of a land purchase in 1872 and school papers of Maggie Howland.
HUNT, ESTHER Papers, ca. 1927-1951. SC 1236, OM 0379. Four folders, one oversize folder, and one folder of visual materials. Collection guide online. Virginia Esther Toole (1896-1956) was born in Sherman, Ill., and moved as a child to Sullivan. She married Malcolm Hunt and lived in Montana and Minnesota before moving to Indianapolis in 1930. Hunt worked at L.S. Ayres and Co. department store until she and her husband moved to Florida in 1952. The collection contains papers relating to Esther Hunt, primarily documenting her employment at L.S. Ayres and Co. It includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, photographs, three issues of the L.S. Ayres newsletter Ayrograms, and ephemera relating to World War II.
HUTCHINGS-KOEHLER FAMILY. Papers, 1699-1916. M 0152, BV 1456, F 0718-0719. Five boxes, one volume, two microfilm reels. Collection guide online. Described in Pumroy and Brockman, Guide to Manuscript Collections of the Indiana Historical Society and Indiana State Library, A-175. This collection includes correspondence and papers documenting the history of the Hutchings and Koehler families from their origins in Wurttemberg, Germany, through immigration to Maryland and subsequent dispersal throughout the country in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Among the materials in the collection are papers relating to sisters Aurora (1846-1928) and Septima (1848-1918) Koehler, who taught at Indian mission schools in South Dakota. There are manuscript poems of Matilda [Koehler] Hutchings (1840-1914) and Josephine Hutchings (1863-1930) and poems and essays of Aurora and Septima Koehler.