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Gilbert Harris collection 1905-1946

Harris, Gilbert 1906-1982 creator (Author).
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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S3105 (Text) 00000106230675 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 1999/04/15 by PW. EAD finding aid created 2016/01/12 by Patrick Ridout. EAD finding aid revised 2016/02/04 by Brittany Kropf.
Restrictions on Access Note: This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.: This collection consists of various materials concerning Gilbert Harris from Indiana ranging from 1905 to 1946, relating to World War II and local concerns as well as deaths. Among the items relating to World War II are a ship's newspaper, a broadside welcoming returning troops to their voyage home on the S.S. Tristram Dalton, and newspaper and magazine clippings. The clippings are obituaries and announcements of an award and of a visit home. The collection also includes photocopies of an advertising card for a dry goods store, a broadside announcing a public sale of farm stock and goods, and an obituary for a young man who committed suicide.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note: Inez Harris 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: Gilbert "Gib" Harris was born December 15, 1906 in Kennard Indiana to Frank and Marry Harris. He had four brothers and one sister. He married Inez E. Wilkinson and they lived in Anderson, Indiana where he worked as a shipping clerk in auto parts manufacturing. Harris enlisted in the U.S. Army on May 1, 1943 and was discharged October 6, 1945. He died December 25, 1982 in Anderson, Indiana.Sources: Items in the collection.Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census. Accessed February 4, 2016. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census. Accessed February 4, 2016. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census. Accessed February 4, 2016. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.Ancestry.com. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010. Accessed February 4, 2016. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014. Accessed February 4, 2016. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.Ancestry.com. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946. Accessed February 4, 2016. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.
Ownership and Custodial History: This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. Inez Harris on 1988/05/11.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note: No further additions are expected.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945.
Obituaries.
Ocean travel.
Anderson (Ind.)
Bluffton (Ind.)
Pendleton (Ind.)
Shirley (Ind.)
Genre: Correspondence

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