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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S1098 (Text) 00000106160427 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.02 Cubic feet 2 folders

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing and finding aid completed 2015/01/22 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes personal correspondence, articles, and legislation regarding the Indianapolis Humane Society, the Dog Pound, and cruelty to animals, ranging from February 1967-July 1972. Also included is Sheriff Otto Ray's book titled "A Report on the Breakdown of Law and Order" and a 106 page typed autobiography.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Otto Ray 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:
Otto Ray, a native of Indianapolis, was a city councilman, a captain in the Indianapolis Police Department, Sheriff of Marion County, and investigator for the Humane Society. He became a member of the Humane Society of Indianapolis in 1912 when he was 24 years old, and operated the animal shelter at 7929 North Michigan Road for 25 years. He fought to keep the Dog Pound and the Humane Society as separate entities.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Otto Ray on 1968/12/23.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Otto, Ray.
Animal welfare > Law and legislation > United States.
Indianapolis (Ind.)
Genre: Autobiographies.

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