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Horne family collection circa 1880-1910

Horne family creator (Author).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L327 (Text) 3270021-6589555 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.5 Cubic feet 1 manuscript box, 1 oversize folder

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General Note: Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/02/16 by Patrick Ridout. EAD finding aid created 2016/02/17 by Patrick Ridout.
Restrictions on Access Note: This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.: This collection contains photographs of the Horne family, including Lena Horne (civil rights activist and actress), her mother, father and others. It also includes civil rights and slavery letters to various parties and two glass plate negatives of presumed family members.On the national level, it contains a letter from Benjamin Harrison, which alludes to his run for president.The papers are mostly Edwin Horne's collection of assorted papers and photographs, including photographs and articles on his daughter Lena.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note: Horne family 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 Horne family was heavily involved in civil rights during the 20th century and possibly related to John C. Calhoun, the seventh vice president of the United States. Edwin Fletcher Horne was a politician, teacher and civil rights leader in Indianapolis. He was a religious leader who wrote for "The Freeman", a small newspaper in Indianapolis. He was considered to be an influential advisor to Benjamin Harrison, the 23rd president of the United States. He was originally from Tennessee, and eventually moved to the New York area, where he became a prominent member of the civil rights community there, using his influence to help causes in education and entertainment. He also gained infamy for winning money through gambling, and using those funds to further his causes, including trying to interfere with his granddaughter's career in Hollywood. It was said he objected to her playing parts he thought were demeaning, like maids or other servants.Lena Horne (Edwin's granddaughter) was an actress and civil rights activist, becoming one of the faces of desegregation in Hollywood.
Ownership and Custodial History: This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note: No further additions are expected.
Subject: Horne, Edwin Fletcher, 1893-1970
Horne, Lena.
Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901.
African Americans > Political activity > United States.
African Americans > Civil rights > United States.
Presidential candidates > United States.
Genre: Family histories.
Dry plate negatives

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