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Harold Brown Adkinson papers 1877-1943, undated

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Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L002 (Text) 00000106296205 Manuscripts Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI OB074 (Text) 11981-4477 Manuscripts Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI V447 (Text) 88971-1478 Manuscripts Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 3.0 Cubic feet 2 cubic foot boxes, 2 manuscript boxes, 2 index card boxes

Content descriptions

General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2010/05 by Brent Abercrombie. EAD finding aid created 2016/02/24 by Edythe Huffman.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes photographs and negatives; Indianapolis Fire Department event programs; Indianapolis Fire Department records, procedures and scrapbooks; an index to Ohio and Mississippi River steamboat images; newspaper clippings and brochures about steamboats and flatboats, newspaper clippings from Indianapolis Fire Department in Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from 1877-1943 regarding the Indianapolis Fire Department, steamboats and flatboats.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Harold Brown Adkinson papers, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Location of Originals/Duplicates Note:
Digital reproductions of the Harold Brown Adkinson collection are available electronically in the Indianapolis Public Library Digital Indy Repository:
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.
Location of Other Archival Materials Note:
Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN: P11: Adkinson Steamboat photograph collection P12: Adkinson Fire Department photograph collection
Biographical or Historical Data:
Harold Brown Adkinson, an only child, was born to Hubert M. and Elizabeth B. Adkinson on Aug. 22, 1906 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He worked as a salesman until he became an Indianapolis Fire Department firefighter in 1934. Adkinson and his wife Jean had a son, Wm. H. He was fatally injured in a fire truck accident on Dec. 16, 1944, died Dec. 22, and is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis. Adkinson took great interest in collecting memorabilia and particularly photographs of the Indianapolis Fire Department and 19th century Mississippi and Ohio River steamboats. Sources:Information found within the collection."Adkinson, Harold B.". 1930 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2016/02/22."Adkinson, Harold B.". 1940 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2016/02/22."Adkinson, Harold Brown". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2016/02/22.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by the Rare Books and Manuscripts Division as a donation and as a purchase from Harold Brown Adkinson.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Adkinson, Harold Brown, 1906-1944.
Fire departments > Indiana > Indianapolis > History.
Steamboat lines > History > 19th century.
Steamboat lines > History > 20th century.
Indianapolis (Ind.)
Switzerland County (Ind.)
Genre: Photographs

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