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World War I, Indiana War Records, Colored Section documents 1917-1919

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S0730 (Text) 00000106359367 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.01 Cubic feet 1 folder

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Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2017/08/02 by Bethany Fiechter. EAD finding aid created 2017/08/02 by Bethany Fiechter.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection, authored by Elder Watson Diggs, includes data bearing upon the part in which colored citizens of Indianapolis and Marion County, Indiana took in World War I ranging from 1917-1919.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
World War I, Indiana War Records, Colored Section documents, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Biographical or Historical Data:
Elder Watson Diggs was born on December 23, 1883 in Kentucky. He attended Indiana State Normal School, graduating in 1908. In 1910, he attended Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. While at the University, Diggs founded the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, a predominately African-American organization for students. He graduated from the School of Education in 1916, becoming the first African-American to do so. He served with the 368th Infantry and became a Captain of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps. Diggs died on November 8, 1947 and is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis, Indiana. Indianapolis Public School #42, the school where he was a teacher and principal, was changed in his honor to "Elder W. Diggs IPS School #42".
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a transfer from the Indiana Division on 08/02/2017.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Young Men's Christian Association (Indianapolis, Ind.)
World War, 1914-1918 > War work > African Americans.
Indianapolis (Ind.) > Societies, etc.
Savings bonds.

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