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Marion County Data (Various)
- Indiana Executive Proceedings, Marion County, 1824-1837
Primarily appointments and resignations
- Indianapolis Fire Department--Firefighters Roster
The IFD Roster was compiled by Jerry Hurley, a retired Indianapolis firefighter. He gathered his information from several sources, including personnel files, firefighters union files, retirees newsletters, city directories, obituaries and his personal knowledge. GSMC thanks Mr. Hurley for his generosity.
- Residental Petition, 1878
Brookside and Oak Hill
Henry Milikan Shooting (7 pgs.) from 'Indpls Dept of Police' Detective's Case Report
First Lilly Laboratory (2 pgs.)
Recipients of Marion County Fair Premiums 1855 (4 pgs.) from 'Weekly Indiana Republican'
Notaries Public, Marion County, 1898 (6 pgs.)
Justices of Peace, Marion County, 1898 (1 pg.)
Indianapolis Post Office Dead Letter List, 1826, 1827 (2 pgs.) from 'Indiana Journal'
Indiana Orphan Train Riders (12 pgs.)
Agricultural Awards Marion County 1836 (1pg.) Indiana Journal Newspaper, Oct.15, 1836
Marion County People & Places
- Employee Notes, Indiana Bell News, 1965
Lots of employee information and photos
- Death and Burial of John Dillinger
Crown Hill Cemetery
1830 Federal Census of Marion County
Some Residents of Haughville, 1887 (1 pg.) submitted by Ron Darrah
Germans in Indianapolis (6 pgs.) Misc. Facts
Freetown Village (16 pgs.) Written for IPS about the 'Freetown Exhibit at the State Museum'
Athenaeum (The German House) (8 pgs.) Family Quest Article; German Turners in Marion County
Broad Ripple Sesquicentennial (6 pgs.) Historical Walking Tour & Chronology, 1837 to 1987
Marion County Pioneers, 1830 (1 pg.) from 'Yearbook of the Society of Indiana Pioneers'
Fishers Indiana Miscellanea (7 pgs.) History of, from the 'Hamilton Co. Observer'
History of West Indianapolis, Vol 2 (22 pgs.) by John Repass
History of West Indianapolis, Vol 1 (13 pgs.) by John Repass
Maywood of Yore (1 pg.) Article from 'Indpls. News', 24 Jan 1980, by Myrtie Barker
Echoes of Castleton and Surrounding Area
Indianapolis Blue Book, LIst of Maiden Names, 1925. (29 pgs.)
- War of 1812: Hamilton County War of 1812 Veterans, (5 pgs.)
Militia Lists for Marion and Johnson Counties, 1832 (1 pg.)
- Civil War: Indiana Roll of Honor, List of those who died in the Civil War, (9 pgs.)
- Civil War: Religion During the Civil War in Indianapolis, IN. (7 pgs.)
- Civil War: John and William White biography of two Marion County Civil War soldiers (2 pgs.)
- WW1: VFW Encampment/Yearbook, Indianapolis 1928 Conference booklet; names, photos, program, advertisements [Surname Searchable]
- WW2: Indianapolis Public School Teachers in Military Service, 1944 (6 pgs.)
- WW2: Allison War Album, 1944
The booklet from the Indianapolis aircraft engine maker contains lots of employee photos and
Ring Counties (Various Files)
Shelby County: "Picturesque Shelbyville"
- Government and Schools, pp 1-21
- Churches, pp. 22-55
- Lodges and Clubs, pp. 56-87
- Companies, Part A, pp. 88-106
- Companies, Part B, pp. 107-129
- People, Part A, pp. 130-155
- People, Part B, pp. 156-180
School Items, Various
- Butler University Honors Day 1941
- Graduates of Ind. Univ. School of Nursing, 1914-1945
- County High School Track Meet, 1951
List of county schools and student participants
- Arlington Elementary Yearbook, 1983-84, Students and Staff (Submitted by Becky Goldstein)
- Faculty Photos/Bios, Indianapolis Music & Fine Arts College, 1927-28
Marion County Schools and School Districts (as of 2004)
- Tudor Hall Class List, 1921
- Southport Student List, 1848-1849
Castleton High School Alumni Past Presidents, 1938-1985 (2 pgs.)
Blind School Petition of 1855 (2 pgs.)
- Ben Davis High School Graduate List, 1896-1900
- St. John Academy, History & Class of 1886 Submitted by Sharon Kennedy
- St. John Academy, Classes of 1894 & 1907
Marion County Seminary Students [undated], (11 pgs.)
- Marion County Seminary Boys Fifth Annual Reunion, Indianapolis Daily Sentinel, 1882
- Marion County Seminary History 'Indpls. Star', 10 Jan 1957
Indianapolis Public Schools Free Databases [Additional IPS Material in Members Only Section]
- School Name Sources, Indianapolis Public Schools
- BRHS Riparian Newspaper, June 6, 1941
- School No. 72, 1956 Mid-Year Grads Contributed by Barbara George
- EMHS Class of 1923, Later Address Updates-1958
- EMHS Class of 1907, Later Address Updates-1958(?)
- School No. 21, Class Photos, 1922-1939
- School No. 21, Class Photos, 1940-1959
- School No. 21, Class Photos, 1960-1981
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