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Logan Esarey collection circa 1900-1950

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L459 (Text) 00000106354244 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.3 Cubic feet 1 manuscript box

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General Note: Processing Information: Collection processing completed in 2002 by Beth Herzog. EAD finding aid created 2014/07/02 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid revised 2016/02/29 by Laura Eliason.
Restrictions on Access Note: This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.: The collection, which dates from approximately 1900-1950, contains articles, manuscript drafts, and research notes of Logan Esarey. The collection consists of several unpublished chapters on politics and early Indiana state newspapers, Esarey's research and notes from the Indiana Journal and Senate Journal, as well as several essays on Jacksonian Democracy in Indiana, the William Henry Harrison Administration, and the Republican Party in Indiana. Also included are correspondence and articles concerning early Indiana newspapers from Donald F. Carmony, a professor at Indiana University South Bend Center, to R. Carlyle Buley, a collegue of Esarey at Indiana University, and a carbon copy of a typed document regarding culture in southern Indiana and read by Esarey at a meeting of the American Historical Association on December 12, 1933.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note: Logan Esarey 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: Logan Esarey was born in Branchville, Indiana, in 1873. From 1897 to 1903, he served as the superintendent of the Perry County School system. He later accepted a position as principal of Vincennes High School, which he eventually left to become dean of Winona College. After receiving a Ph.D. in 1913, he joined the faculty at Indiana University as a professor of history. He became an authority on Indiana history publishing several books including the History of Indiana, Courts and Lawyers of Indiana, Letters and Papers of William Henry Harrison, Messages of Indiana Governors, and The Indiana Home. After twenty-eight years at Indiana University, he retired and moved to Lake Worth, Florida. In 1942, he died at the age of sixty-nine. Sources: "Dr. Logan Esarey Dies at 69; Noted as Indiana Historian." Indianapolis Times (IN). September 25, 1942. "Dr. Logan Esarey, Retired I.U. History Professor, Dies at Florida Residence." Indianapolis Star (IN). September 25, 1942."'Book of the Year' Work of 3 Hoosiers." Indianapolis News (IN). May 23, 1953.
Ownership and Custodial History: This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Logan Esarey on 1934/01/12 and from Charles E. Reisert in 2002/05.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note: No further additions are expected.
Subject: Ray, James Brown, 1794-1848.
Wallace, David, 1799-1859.
Republican Party (Ind.)
Newspapers > History > 20th century.
Indiana > Politics and government > 19th century.
Indiana > Politics and government > 20th century.
Genre: Correspondence.

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