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Thomas Carr Howe High School mock election booklet, 1963 March

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S2016 (Text) 201601-13282 Manuscripts Collection Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2021/03/31 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2021/03/2021 by Laura Eliason.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection contains an unbound copy of the Thomas Carr Howe High School Social Studies Department mock election booklet from 1963. Following the Preface, Table of Contents, and Introduction, the booklet is organized into the following sections: General Introduction to Howe Election, Voting Qualifications, Registration Details, Political Parties, Precinct Committeemen, Party Organization, Primary Elections, Declarations of Candidacy, Convention Method of Nomination, Election Boards, Voting Procedure, Voting Machines, Certificates of Election, and Vote Recounts.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Thomas Carr Howe High School mock election booklet, 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:
Thomas Carr Howe High School opened in the historic Indianapolis, Indiana neighborhood of Irvington in September 1938. In 1940, the school's Social Studies Department began sponsoring mock elections to familiarize students with elections and voting procedures. Text material for use by students was written by teachers Russell W. Curtis, Kenneth Smartz, and Hartwell Kayler in 1949. A revision was completed by Dorotha E. Kirk and printed in March 1963. Due to declining enrollment, the Indianapolis Public Schools Board closed Thomas Carr Howe High School at the end of the 1995 school year. The facility was reopened as a middle school in 2000 and then became the Thomas Carr Howe Academy in 2002. It became a charter school in 2011 and was called Thomas Carr Howe Community High School before being closed again in 2020. Sources: Information found within collection. Abbott, Alice. "'State of Howe' to Hold Mock Election." Indianapolis Star (Ind.), November 11, 1961. Fleming, Leonard N. and Michele McNeil. "It's Farewell to 2 Class Acts: 324 Howe and Washington Grads Bid Solemn Goodbye to Closing Schools." Indianapolis Star (Ind.), June 2, 1995. Herron, Arika. "State Board Gives Control of 3 Takeover Schools Back to IPS." Indianapolis Star (Ind.), January 16, 2020. McKee, Pat. "Howe, Washington Revive Traditions: Pair of Once-Closed IPS High Schools Begin Anew to Build Their Athletic Programs." Indianapolis Star (Ind.), August 4, 2002. Weddle, Eric. "IPS Would Close TC Howe if State Returns High School to District." WFYI. January 9, 2020.
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: Thomas Carr Howe High School (Indianapolis, Ind.)
High schools > Indiana > Indianapolis.
United States > Politics and government > Study and teaching.
Voting > Study and teaching > United States.
Indianapolis (Ind.)
Genre: Pamphlets.

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