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Charles W. Moores, Jr. speeches, 1901-circa 1920s, undated.

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S0982 (Text) 00000106160716 Manuscripts Available -

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General Note: Processing information: Collection processing completed 2006/04 by Christina Baich. Finding aid updated 2015/11/06 by Laura Eliason.
Restrictions on Access Note: The collection is open for research use.
Summary, etc.: The collection contains speeches given at various school ceremonies and on the topic of education in general. There are also speeches on Benjamin Harrison and Abraham Lincoln; a speech delivered to Civil War veterans on Decoration Day; and a history of Fourth Presbyterian Church, which was located at the corner of Market and Delaware Streets in Indianapolis and later merged with Grace Presbyterian to form Fairview Presbyterian Church.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note: Charles W. Moores, Jr. speeches, Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, Indiana State Library.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library. Possession of a reproduction from an Indiana State Library collection does not constitute permission for use.
Biographical or Historical Data: Charles Washington Moores, Jr. was born on February 15, 1862, in Indianapolis, Indiana. His parents were Charles Washington Moores and Julia Dumont Merrill. He received his bachelor's, master's, and Litt.D. degrees from Wabash University and attended the Central Law School (Indianapolis). Moores practiced law in Indianapolis and lectured at the Indiana Law School. In 1888, he became a U.S. Commissioner. On October 5, 1896, he married Elizabeth Nichols of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Moores was greatly involved in education, a passion inherited from his family. He was a member of the Indianapolis School Board from 1900 to 1909, serving as Vice-President from 1903 to 1908 and President from 1908 to 1909. He was also on the Board of Directors for Butler College (1903-1909) and Indianapolis Art Institute (1909 and 1918). Among his other civic roles were first Vice-President of the Indiana Historical Society and a member of the Indiana Historical Commission. Moores was a member of the American, Indiana State, and Indianapolis Bar Associations and served as President of the latter. He died on December 7, 1923.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note: No further additions are expected.
Subject: Moores, Charles W. (Charles Washington), 1862-1923.
Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Indianapolis Public Schools.
Indianapolis (Ind.). Board of School Commissioners.
Fairview Presbyterian Church (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Lawyers > Indiana > Indianapolis.
Education > History.

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