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Indianapolis Public Library Yearbooks
Indianapolis Public Library Yearbooks
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A collection of yearbooks from Indianapolis and Marion County high schools made available through the The Indianapolis Public Library . Made possible with assistance from The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund.
Indianapolis City Directory Collection
Indianapolis City Directory Collection
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149
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City directories contain a wealth of information for genealogists, researchers, and everyday history enthusiasts. These books tell the story of our past by inclu ding names and information about residents as well as businesses in Indianapolis through the years. Inside you'll find addresses and occupations of householders, complete business directories, and much more. The Indianapolis City Directory Collection is a collaborative project of IUPUI University Library and The Indianapolis Public...
Arsenal Technical High School
Arsenal Technical High School
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121
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230,669
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Tech, as Indianapolis residents know it, began not as a school but as a Civil War arsenal on 76 acres of wooded land east of Indianapolis in 1862. The Arsenal closed after the Spanish-American War and it was not until September 1912 that the multiple-building campus opened as Arsenal Technical High School .
Warren Central High School
Warren Central High School
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90
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117,702
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Warren Central High School was established in 1924 through the consolidation of two overcrowded high schools in rural Warren Township.
Emmerich Manual High School
Emmerich Manual High School
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119
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154,240
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Originally established on the south side of Indianapolis to provide training in mechanics, drafting and the manual arts, Emmerich Manual High School opened in the fall of 1895 with the motto “Education of Mind, Hand and Heart.” In the late nineteenth century, combining academic and manual training was an entirely new educational concept and Manual was the first school of its kind in America.
Thomas Carr Howe High School
Thomas Carr Howe High School
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The town of Irvington was annexed to Indianapolis in 1902 with the promise of a high school to serve the area. That school finally opened its doors in September of 1938 as Thomas Carr Howe High School, named for a former president of Butler University. The school was closed in 1995, then reopened in 2002 as Thomas Carr Howe Academy, later becoming Thomas Carr Howe Community High School.
Ben Davis High School
Ben Davis High School
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Established in 1892 on the western edge of Marion County, Ben Davis High School was built to serve the small community which shared its name. It is now part of the Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township.
Broad Ripple High School
Broad Ripple High School
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100,586
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Broad Ripple High School was originally established in 1886 with a two-year high school course of study for students in the little village north of Indianapolis. The school soon expanded to become a four-year institution and was annexed in May of 1923 to the city of Indianapolis, becoming the city's fourth public high school.
Northwest High School
Northwest High School
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Located on West 34th Street, Northwest High School is one of three IPS high schools built in response to the rapid growth of Indianapolis’ suburbs in the 1950s and 60s. The school opened in Sept ember 1963.
North Central High School
North Central High School
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Opening in 1956, North Central High School was built to serve the needs of students in Washington Township, becoming the local high school for a rapidly growing population north of Indianapolis.
Shortridge High School
Shortridge High School
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From the beginning, Shortridge High School was an innovative educational force in Indianapolis. It is the oldest free public high school in Indiana, opening as Indianapolis High School on the Circle downtown in 1864. The first superintendent, Abram C. Shortridge, took the unusual steps of hiring female teachers and allowing the admission of African American students, as well as lengthening the school year from 3½ to 9 months and introducing a graded system.
Arlington High School
Arlington High School
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Arlington High School , serving the northeast side of Indianapolis, is one of three IPS high schools built in response to the rapid growth of Indianapolis suburbs i n the 1950s and 60s. The school opened in September 1961.
George Washington High School
George Washington High School
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George Washington High School opened in 1927 in Indianapolis in the Haughville neighborhood. A thriving and solidly working-class community at that time, the near west side of the city suffered through the years from loss of employers and n eighborhood institutions. Finally, due to shrinking enrollments, the high school was closed by IPS in 1995.
John Marshall High School
John Marshall High School
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On the far eastside, John Marshall High School was one of three IPS high schools built in response to the rapid growth of Indianapolis™ suburbs in the 1950s and 60 s. The school opened in September 1968, closing as enrollments declined in 1986.
An important source of information on cities and their residents, local business and industry, social, religious and charitable institutions, city directories provide a unique window to our past. This collection of Indianapolis directories includes volumes dating from the first decade of the city's existence through the 1980s.
Topics: Indianapolis, Ind., Business enterprises, Residential streets, Official residences, People,...
An important source of information on cities and their residents, local business and industry, social, religious and charitable institutions, city directories provide a unique window to our past. This collection of Indianapolis directories includes volumes dating from the first decade of the city's existence through the 1980s.
Topics: Indianapolis, Ind., Business enterprises, Residential streets, Official residences, People,...
An important source of information on cities and their residents, local business and industry, social, religious and charitable institutions, city directories provide a unique window to our past. This collection of Indianapolis directories includes volumes dating from the first decade of the city's existence through the 1980s.
Topics: Indianapolis, Ind., Business enterprises, Residential streets, Official residences, People,...
An important source of information on cities and their residents, local business and industry, social, religious and charitable institutions, city directories provide a unique window to our past. This collection of Indianapolis directories includes volumes dating from the first decade of the city's existence through the 1980s.
Topics: Indianapolis, Ind., Business enterprises, Residential streets, Official residences, People,...
An important source of information on cities and their residents, local business and industry, social, religious and charitable institutions, city directories provide a unique window to our past. This collection of Indianapolis directories includes volumes dating from the first decade of the city's existence through the 1980s.
Topics: Indianapolis, Ind., Business enterprises, Residential streets, Official residences, People,...
An important source of information on cities and their residents, local business and industry, social, religious and charitable institutions, city directories provide a unique window to our past. This collection of Indianapolis directories includes volumes dating from the first decade of the city's existence through the 1980s.
Topics: Indianapolis, Ind., Business enterprises, Residential streets, Official residences, People,...
An important source of information on cities and their residents, local business and industry, social, religious and charitable institutions, city directories provide a unique window to our past. This collection of Indianapolis directories includes volumes dating from the first decade of the city's existence through the 1980s.
Topics: Indianapolis, Ind., Business enterprises, Residential streets, Official residences, People,...
An important source of information on cities and their residents, local business and industry, social, religious and charitable institutions, city directories provide a unique window to our past. This collection of Indianapolis directories includes volumes dating from the first decade of the city's existence through the 1980s.
Topics: Indianapolis, Ind., Business enterprises, Residential streets, Official residences, People,...
An important source of information on cities and their residents, local business and industry, social, religious and charitable institutions, city directories provide a unique window to our past. This collection of Indianapolis directories includes volumes dating from the first decade of the city's existence through the 1980s.
Topics: Indianapolis, Ind., Business enterprises, Residential streets, Official residences, People,...
An important source of information on cities and their residents, local business and industry, social, religious and charitable institutions, city directories provide a unique window to our past. This collection of Indianapolis directories includes volumes dating from the 1850s through the present day.
Topics: Indianapolis, Ind., Business enterprises, Residential streets, Official residences, People,...
Arlington High School
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An important source of information on cities and their residents, local business and industry, social, religious and charitable institutions, city directories provide a unique window to our past. This collection of Indianapolis directories includes volumes dating from the first decade of the city's existence through the 1980s.
Topics: Indianapolis, Ind., Business enterprises, Residential streets, Official residences, People,...
An important source of information on cities and their residents, local business and industry, social, religious and charitable institutions, city directories provide a unique window to our past. This collection of Indianapolis directories includes volumes dating from the first decade of the city's existence through the 1980s.
Topics: Indianapolis, Ind., Business enterprises, Residential streets, Official residences, People,...
An important source of information on cities and their residents, local business and industry, social, religious and charitable institutions, city directories provide a unique window to our past. This collection of Indianapolis directories includes volumes dating from the 1850s through the present day.
Topics: Indianapolis, Ind., Business enterprises, Residential streets, Official residences, People,...
An important source of information on cities and their residents, local business and industry, social, religious and charitable institutions, city directories provide a unique window to our past. This collection of Indianapolis directories includes volumes dating from the first decade of the city's existence through the 1980s.
Topics: Indianapolis, Ind., Business enterprises, Residential streets, Official residences, People,...
An important source of information on cities and their residents, local business and industry, social, religious and charitable institutions, city directories provide a unique window to our past. This collection of Indianapolis directories includes volumes dating from the first decade of the city's existence through the 1980s.
Topics: Indianapolis, Ind., Business enterprises, Residential streets, Official residences, People,...
Arsenal Technical High School
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The Arsenal Technical High School yearbook began publication as a special edition of the school newspaper, The Cannon, in 1912, the year that the Indianapolis high school opened. These “Cannons” were published twice a year through the 1939-40 school year, becoming an annual in 1941. The year book has been published annually since that time with the exception of the years 1999 and 2006 when the annual was not published.
Topics: Arsenal Technical High School (Indianapolis, Ind.)--Students--Yearbooks, Arsenal Technical High...
An important source of information on cities and their residents, local business and industry, social, religious and charitable institutions, city directories provide a unique window to our past. This collection of Indianapolis directories includes volumes dating from the first decade of the city's existence through the 1980s.
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Arsenal Technical High School
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The Arsenal Technical High School yearbook began publication as a special edition of the school newspaper, The Cannon, in 1912, the year that the Indianapolis high school opened. These “Cannons” were published twice a year through the 1939-40 school year, becoming an annual in 1941. The year book has been published annually since that time with the exception of the years 1999 and 2006 when the annual was not published.
Topics: Arsenal Technical High School (Indianapolis, Ind.)--Students--Yearbooks, Arsenal Technical High...
An important source of information on cities and their residents, local business and industry, social, religious and charitable institutions, city directories provide a unique window to our past. This collection of Indianapolis directories includes volumes dating from the 1850s through the present day.
Topics: Indianapolis, Ind., Business enterprises, Residential streets, Official residences, People,...
An important source of information on cities and their residents, local business and industry, social, religious and charitable institutions, city directories provide a unique window to our past. This collection of Indianapolis directories includes volumes dating from the first decade of the city's existence through the 1980s.
Topics: Indianapolis, Ind., Business enterprises, Residential streets, Official residences, People,...
An important source of information on cities and their residents, local business and industry, social, religious and charitable institutions, city directories provide a unique window to our past. This collection of Indianapolis directories includes volumes dating from the first decade of the city's existence through the 1980s.
Topics: Indianapolis, Ind., Business enterprises, Residential streets, Official residences, People,...
An important source of information on cities and their residents, local business and industry, social, religious and charitable institutions, city directories provide a unique window to our past. This collection of Indianapolis directories includes volumes dating from the first decade of the city's existence through the 1980s.
Topics: Indianapolis, Ind., Business enterprises, Residential streets, Official residences, People,...
Broad Ripple High School
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The first Broad Ripple High School yearbook was published in the spring of 1926. Published annually, the book is titled "Riparian" which means "bank of the river", the name chosen by a student contest.
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An important source of information on cities and their residents, local business and industry, social, religious and charitable institutions, city directories provide a unique window to our past. This collection of Indianapolis directories includes volumes dating from the first decade of the city's existence through the 1980s.
Topics: Indianapolis, Ind., Business enterprises, Residential streets, Official residences, People,...
An important source of information on cities and their residents, local business and industry, social, religious and charitable institutions, city directories provide a unique window to our past. This collection of Indianapolis directories includes volumes dating from the first decade of the city's existence through the 1980s.
Topics: Indianapolis, Ind., Business enterprises, Residential streets, Official residences, People,...
Harry E. Wood High School
Harry E. Wood High School
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When Manual High School moved to its new site on the south side of Indianapolis, IPS refurbished the old school buildings for a new vocational training high school. In the fall of 1953, Harry E. Wood High School opened, its primary focus on acad emics with the specific goal of providing secondary-level vocational education. Wood closed in 1978.
An important source of information on cities and their residents, local business and industry, social, religious and charitable institutions, city directories provide a unique window to our past. This collection of Indianapolis directories includes volumes dating from the first decade of the city's existence through the 1980s.
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Arsenal Technical High School
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The Arsenal Technical High School yearbook began publication as a special edition of the school newspaper, The Cannon, in 1912, the year that the Indianapolis high school opened. These “Cannons” were published twice a year through the 1939-40 school year, becoming an annual in 1941. The year book has been published annually since that time with the exception of the years 1999 and 2006 when the annual was not published.
Topics: Arsenal Technical High School (Indianapolis, Ind.)--Students--Yearbooks, Arsenal Technical High...
An important source of information on cities and their residents, local business and industry, social, religious and charitable institutions, city directories provide a unique window to our past. This collection of Indianapolis directories includes volumes dating from the first decade of the city's existence through the 1980s.
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Northwest High School
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An important source of information on cities and their residents, local business and industry, social, religious and charitable institutions, city directories provide a unique window to our past. This collection of Indianapolis directories includes volumes dating from the first decade of the city's existence through the 1980s.
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Warren Central High School
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North Central High School's yearbook, The Northener, began publication in 1957, the year that the north-side high school opened its doors.
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Northwest High School
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An important source of information on cities and their residents, local business and industry, social, religious and charitable institutions, city directories provide a unique window to our past. This collection of Indianapolis directories includes volumes dating from the first decade of the city's existence through the 1980s.
Topics: Indianapolis, Ind., Business enterprises, Residential streets, Official residences, People,...
An important source of information on cities and their residents, local business and industry, social, religious and charitable institutions, city directories provide a unique window to our past. This collection of Indianapolis directories includes volumes dating from the first decade of the city's existence through the 1980s.
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Warren Central High School
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North Central High School's yearbook, The Northener, began publication in 1957, the year that the north-side high school opened its doors.
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An important source of information on cities and their residents, local business and industry, social, religious and charitable institutions, city directories provide a unique window to our past. This collection of Indianapolis directories includes volumes dating from the 1850s through the present day.
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An important source of information on cities and their residents, local business and industry, social, religious and charitable institutions, city directories provide a unique window to our past. This collection of Indianapolis directories includes volumes dating from the first decade of the city's existence through the 1980s.
Topics: Indianapolis, Ind., Business enterprises, Residential streets, Official residences, People,...
An important source of information on cities and their residents, local business and industry, social, religious and charitable institutions, city directories provide a unique window to our past. This collection of Indianapolis directories includes volumes dating from the first decade of the city's existence through the 1980s.
Topics: Indianapolis, Ind., Business enterprises, Residential streets, Official residences, People,...
An important source of information on cities and their residents, local business and industry, social, religious and charitable institutions, city directories provide a unique window to our past. This collection of Indianapolis directories includes volumes dating from the first decade of the city's existence through the 1980s.
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Warren Central High School
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The Warren yearbook originated from the 1937 Senior Owl written by the staff of the student newspaper. It was the following year that the first Wigwam was published.
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Emmerich Manual High School
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The Industrial Training School, later Manual Training High School and finally Emmerich Manual High School, began to publish an annual soon after the school was established. The yearbook was continued as a special edition of the school newspaper and published twice a year as the Senior Booster through 1938, becoming an annual publication the following year. The title was changed to the Ivian in 1949 and the yearbook has been published yearly since that time with the exception of the years...
Topics: Emmerich Manual High School (Indianapolis, Ind.)--Students--Yearbooks, Emmerich Manual High School...
An important source of information on cities and their residents, local business and industry, social, religious and charitable institutions, city directories provide a unique window to our past. This collection of Indianapolis directories includes volumes dating from the 1850s through the present day.
Topics: Indianapolis, Ind., Business enterprises, Residential streets, Official residences, People,...
An important source of information on cities and their residents, local business and industry, social, religious and charitable institutions, city directories provide a unique window to our past. This collection of Indianapolis directories includes volumes dating from the first decade of the city's existence through the 1980s.
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Arsenal Technical High School
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The Arsenal Technical High School yearbook began publication as a special edition of the school newspaper, The Cannon, in 1912, the year that the Indianapolis high school opened. These “Cannons” were published twice a year through the 1939-40 school year, becoming an annual in 1941. The year book has been published annually since that time with the exception of the years 1999 and 2006 when the annual was not published.
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Emmerich Manual High School
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The Industrial Training School, later Manual Training High School and finally Emmerich Manual High School, began to publish an annual soon after the school was established. The yearbook was continued as a special edition of the school newspaper and published twice a year as the Senior Booster through 1938, becoming an annual publication the following year. The title was changed to the Ivian in 1949 and the yearbook has been published yearly since that time with the exception of the years...
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Arsenal Technical High School
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The Arsenal Technical High School yearbook began publication as a special edition of the school newspaper, The Cannon, in 1912, the year that the Indianapolis high school opened. These “Cannons” were published twice a year through the 1939-40 school year, becoming an annual in 1941. The year book has been published annually since that time with the exception of the years 1999 and 2006 when the annual was not published.
Topics: Arsenal Technical High School (Indianapolis, Ind.)--Students--Yearbooks, Arsenal Technical High...
An important source of information on cities and their residents, local business and industry, social, religious and charitable institutions, city directories provide a unique window to our past. This collection of Indianapolis directories includes volumes dating from the 1850s through the present day.
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Arsenal Technical High School
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The Arsenal Technical High School yearbook began publication as a special edition of the school newspaper, The Cannon, in 1912, the year that the Indianapolis high school opened. These “Cannons” were published twice a year through the 1939-40 school year, becoming an annual in 1941. The year book has been published annually since that time with the exception of the years 1999 and 2006 when the annual was not published.
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Ben Davis High School
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The town of Ben Davis and the high school were named for Vandalia Railroad executive Benjamin Davis who was responsible for the community's railroad stop.
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An important source of information on cities and their residents, local business and industry, social, religious and charitable institutions, city directories provide a unique window to our past. This collection of Indianapolis directories includes volumes dating from the first decade of the city's existence through the 1980s.
Topics: Indianapolis, Ind., Business enterprises, Residential streets, Official residences, People,...
An important source of information on cities and their residents, local business and industry, social, religious and charitable institutions, city directories provide a unique window to our past. This collection of Indianapolis directories includes volumes dating from the first decade of the city's existence through the 1980s.
Topics: Indianapolis, Ind., Business enterprises, Residential streets, Official residences, People,...
An important source of information on cities and their residents, local business and industry, social, religious and charitable institutions, city directories provide a unique window to our past. This collection of Indianapolis directories includes volumes dating from the first decade of the city's existence through the 1980s.
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Broad Ripple High School
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The first Broad Ripple High School yearbook was published in the spring of 1926. Published annually, the book is titled "Riparian" which means "bank of the river", the name chosen by a student contest.
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Arsenal Technical High School
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The Arsenal Technical High School yearbook began publication as a special edition of the school newspaper, The Cannon, in 1912, the year that the Indianapolis high school opened. These “Cannons” were published twice a year through the 1939-40 school year, becoming an annual in 1941. The year book has been published annually since that time with the exception of the years 1999 and 2006 when the annual was not published.
Topics: Arsenal Technical High School (Indianapolis, Ind.)--Students--Yearbooks, Arsenal Technical High...
An important source of information on cities and their residents, local business and industry, social, religious and charitable institutions, city directories provide a unique window to our past. This collection of Indianapolis directories includes volumes dating from the 1850s through the present day.
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Arlington High School
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An important source of information on cities and their residents, local business and industry, social, religious and charitable institutions, city directories provide a unique window to our past. This collection of Indianapolis directories includes volumes dating from the first decade of the city's existence through the 1980s.
Topics: Indianapolis, Ind., Business enterprises, Residential streets, Official residences, People,...
An important source of information on cities and their residents, local business and industry, social, religious and charitable institutions, city directories provide a unique window to our past. This collection of Indianapolis directories includes volumes dating from the first decade of the city's existence through the 1980s.
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Emmerich Manual High School
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The Industrial Training School, later Manual Training High School and finally Emmerich Manual High School, began to publish an annual soon after the school was established. The yearbook was continued as a special edition of the school newspaper and published twice a year as the Senior Booster through 1938, becoming an annual publication the following year. The title was changed to the Ivian in 1949 and the yearbook has been published yearly since that time with the exception of the years...
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