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The Resource Albert H. Vestal collection

Albert H. Vestal collection

Label
Albert H. Vestal collection, 1899-1932, bulk 1917-1932
Title
Albert H. Vestal collection
Inclusive dates
1899-1932, bulk 1917-1932
Creator
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The bulk of the collection is invitations, programs, and announcements for social events in Washington, D.C. Other items include clippings related to Vestal's work in Congress; his diary and other materials from his trip to California and Alaska (1927); speeches; a record of assistance given to World War I veterans and their families in his congressional district; and a transcript of headlines made by Vestal during 1917
Biographical or historical data
Albert Henry Vestal was born on January 18, 1875, near Frankton, Madison County, Indiana. His parents were William and Mary (Jackson) Vestal. He taught for over six years in Nebraska and Indiana. On September 15, 1895, he married Madge Horn with whom he had two children, Vivian and Ralph. In 1896, he graduated from Valparaiso University, was admitted to the bar, and began practicing in Frankton, Indiana. After a short time in the office of Wood and Ellis, he formed his own partnership with James M. Farlow. His wife died on August 5, 1899. Vestal was remarried to Hulda Maude Malone on January 8, 1903. From 1900-1906, Vestal was prosecuting attorney of the 50th judicial circuit. After leaving this office, he practiced in Anderson, Indiana, at the firm Vestal and Van Nuys. He ran for U.S. Congress in 1908 and 1914 and was defeated in both races. He was finally elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1916 and served in the next eight Congresses (1917-1932). Vestal served as the majority whip from 1923-1932. He died on April 1, 1932, in Washington, D.C.Sources: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. United States Congress. 13 Apr. 2006. .Brandon, Rodney H. Who is Who in Anderson. Anderson, IN, 1908.Commemorative Biographical Record of Prominent and Representative Men of Indianapolis and Vicinity Containing Biographical Sketches of Business and Professional Men and of Many of the Early Settled Families. Chicago: J. H. Beers and Company, 1908.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1875-1932
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vestal, Albert H.
Location of other archival material
Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN: L384 Maude Vestal papers, 1920-1940
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vestal, Hulda Malone
  • United States
  • Judges
  • Lawyers
  • Legislators
  • Legislators
  • United States
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Alaska
  • California
  • Frankton (Ind.)
  • Madison County (Ind.)
  • Washington (D.C.)
Label
Albert H. Vestal collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/474
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2006/04 by Christina Baich. EAD finding aid created 2017/06/20 by Bethany Fiechter
Arrangement
The collection is organized by document type and subject. All of the folders are arranged alphabetically by title.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17552444
Extent
1.3 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as donation.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn247212826
  • (OCoLC)247212826
Terms governing use
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.
Type of unit
4 manuscript boxes
Label
Albert H. Vestal collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/474
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2006/04 by Christina Baich. EAD finding aid created 2017/06/20 by Bethany Fiechter
Arrangement
The collection is organized by document type and subject. All of the folders are arranged alphabetically by title.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17552444
Extent
1.3 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as donation.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn247212826
  • (OCoLC)247212826
Terms governing use
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.
Type of unit
4 manuscript boxes

Library Locations

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