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Arsenal Technical High School collection 1980.

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S1822 (Text) 00000106178817 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.01 Cubic feet 1 folder

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2004/11/19 by Lucinda Barnhart. EAD finding aid created 2015/08/03 by Laura Eliason.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection contains the commencement announcement for the Arsenal Technical High School class of 1980.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Arsenal Technical High School collection, 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:
The history of Arsenal Technical High School begins with the federal Arsenal set up during the Civil War on a 76-acre site north and east of the center of Indianapolis. This Arsenal was abandoned in 1903. In 1904 an institution called Winona Technical Institute was set up on the Arsenal grounds. By 1909, the technical institute was completely insolvent. There was some litigation about ownership and control of the grounds. At this time the city had two high schools: Shortridge, an academic high school, founded in 1863; and Emmerich Manual Training High School, which had opened in 1895, the offshoot of vocational courses offered at Shortridge after 1889. By 1912 both Shortridge and Manual High Schools were overcrowded, and a new school was set up using the grounds and buildings at the Arsenal. The school began with 183 students, of whom 122 graduated. Courses were offered in printing, machine shop practice, auto construction, agriculture, electricity, and salesmanship. Along with the technical courses there were college preparatory academic courses, and it was possible to take a straight academic course load. By 1916 the student body had grown to two thousand. Arsenal Technical High School has remained on the same grounds, with new buildings and a much larger student body and essentially the same mission.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Lois Morris on 1980/06/02.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Arsenal Technical High School (Indianapolis, Ind.)
High schools > Indiana > Indianapolis.
Commencement ceremonies > Indiana > Indianapolis.

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