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Indianapolis Press Club collection 1934-1982

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L529 (Text) 00000106354418 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 2.5 Cubic feet 5 manuscript boxes

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2013/13/18 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid was created on 2013/13/18 by Edythe Huffman.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes papers, newspaper clippings, program brochures, financial ledgers, checkbooks and photographs from the Indianapolis Press Club in Indianapolis, Indiana (and other sources in other locations) ranging from 1934 to 1982 regarding the club.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Indianapolis Press Club 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 Indianapolis Press Club was founded April 10, 1934, when the word press referred only to the newspaper profession and to men, not women. It later opened to broadcasters and women. Its first president was Maurice Early, then a political reporter for the Indianapolis Star. Its first broadcaster president was James R. Hetherington, WFBM-TV, in 1967, and its first woman president was Hortense Myers of the United Press International, in 1976. Its Gridiron Dinner began in 1947, as an event to "roast" political leaders, ending in 2003 (the Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute later resurrected it as a fundraiser). It had many other activities for its members, including Front Page Balls, Inflation Nights, and Old Timers' Nights and was very active during the annual Indiana legislative session. It had a 16 member board and an executive director. It had a number of locations, one of them on Monument Circle which went up in flames twice. The final home was in the Indiana State Teachers Association (ISTA) building across from the statehouse. The Indiannapolis Press Club closed its doors in 2004. Information was found within the collection and in the following locations. Farmer, James E. (1994). "Indianapolis Press Club." In The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis. (p. 803). Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. ISLI 977.201 M341len "Indiana Gridiron". Retrieved 2013/12/28. "Indianapolis Press Club". Retrieved 2013/12/28.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from the Indianapolis Press Club on 1981/07/30.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Early, Maurice.
Indiana Gridiron.
Indianapolis Press Club.
Corporate minutes.
Financial statements.
Newspaper presses.
Dallas (Tex.)
South Bend (Ind.)
Genre: Photographs.

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