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Harold Brown Adkinson steamboat photograph collection, 1932, undated

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI P011 (Text) 110001-32182 Manuscripts Collection Available -

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  • Physical Description: 3.6 Cubic Feet (10 manuscript boxes, 1 index card box)

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2021/04 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid created 2021/04/ by Brittany Kropf.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes photographs, negatives, clippings, and postcards from Harold Brown Adkinson in Indiana in 1932 and undated regarding steamboats, bridges and rivers in the United States, and related topics.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Harold Brown Adkinson steamboat photograph 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.
Location of Other Archival Materials Note:
Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN: L002: Harold Brown Adkinson papers P012: Harold Brown Adkinson Indianapolis Fire Department photograph collection.
Biographical or Historical Data:
Harold Brown Adkinson, an only child, was born to Hubert M. and Elizabeth B. Adkinson on Augist 22, 1906 in Indianapolis, Indiana. A lifelong resident of Indianapolis, he worked as a salesman until he joined the Indianapolis Fire Department as a firefighter in 1934. He eventually joined Station #12 on Sherman Drive. Adkinson and his wife, Jean, had a son, William H. Adkinson was fatally injured in a fire truck accident on December 16, 1944, died December 22, and was buried in Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis. Adkinson took great interest in collecting memorabilia and particularly photographs of the Indianapolis Fire Department and 19th century Mississippi and Ohio River steamboats. Sources: Information found within the collection. "Harold B. Adkinson." 1930 United States Federal Census. Accessed February 22, 2016. "Harold B. Adkinson." 1940 United States Federal Census. Accessed February 22, 2016. "Harold B. Adkinson." Find a Grave Memorial. Accessed February 22, 2016
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a purchase on 1945/01/03.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Campbell's Creek Coal Co. (W.Va.).
Bridges > United States.
Rivers > United States.
Steamboats > United States.
Cincinnati (Ohio)
Louisville (Ky.)
Mississippi River.
Saint Louis (Mo.)
Genre: Postcards.
Film negatives.

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