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Henry A. Barnhart collection 1866-1965

Barnhart, Henry A., 1858-1934 (Compiler (com)).
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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L597 (Text) 00000106355092 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 6.5 Cubic feet 13 manuscript boxes

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2014/07/15 by Brent Abercrombie. EAD finding aid created 2014/07/22 by Brent Abercrombie.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
The collection consists primarily of Barnhart's business and political correspondence, including his correspondence as owner of the Rochester Sentinel regarding operational costs, advertising, paper's editorials and news stories, and the Northern Indiana Editorial Association (1890s-1906); his correspondence as president of the Rochester Telephone Company regarding operational costs, rates and regulations of the telephone industry, employee relations, and the work of the Indiana Telephone association and the National Telepone Association (1906-1934); and his political correspondence, principally his Congressional letters to and from constituents dealing with local politics, political appointments, and national issues such as the war in Europe, the National Security League, and women's suffrage. Also included are Barnharts's speeches on politics and Democratic principles; personal correspondence and family documents; his scrapbooks and mementos; and two manuscript humor newspapers (1881). Correspondents include John A.M. Adair, W.A. Banta, Winfield T. Durbin, Benjamin F. Shively, John B. Stoll, and J.M. Studebaker.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Henry A. Barnhart 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:
Henry A. Barnhart was born near Twelve Mile, Cass County, Indiana on September 11, 1858. Barnhart attended the common schools, Amboy Academy, and Wabash Normal Training School. Barnhart worked as a teacher, farmer, and surveyor of Fulton County, Indiana, 1885-1887. Additionally, Barnhart worked as a newspaper publisher, businessman, director of the United States Bank Trust Company, director of Indiana State Prison 1893. Barnhart was elected as a Democrat to the Sixtieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Abram L. Brick. He was reelected to the Sixty-first and to the four succeeding Congresses (November 3, 1908-March 3, 1919), and was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Sixty-sixth Congress in 1918. Henry Barnhart died on March 26, 1934, in Rochester, Indiana; interment in the Mausoleum, Rochester, Indiana.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Hugh Barnett on 1965/09/29.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Advertising, Newspaper > Indiana.
American newspapers > Indiana.
American newspapers > Societies, etc.
Newspaper publishing > Indiana.
Operational readiness (Military science)
Telephone > Rates.
Telephone companies > Employees.
Telephone companies > Societies, etc.
Telephone companies > Indiana.
Women > Suffrage > United States.
World War, 1914-1918.
Indiana > Politics and government.
United States > Armed Forces > Operational readiness.
United States > Foreign relations > 1913-1921.
United States > Officials and employees > Selection and appointment.
United States > Politics and government > 1909-1913.
United States > Politics and government > 1913-1921.
Adair, John A. M. (John Alfred McDowell), 1864-1938 > Correspondence.
Durbin, Winfield T. (Winfield Taylor), 1847-1928 > Correspondence.
Shively, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1857-1916 > Correspondence.
Stoll, John B., 1843-1926.
Studebaker, J. M. (John Mohler), 1833-1917 > Correspondence.
Indiana Telephone Association.
National Security League.
National Independent Telephone Association (U.S.)
Northern Indiana Editorial Association.
Rochester Telephone Company (Rochester, Ind.)
Genre: Scrapbooks.

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