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The Resource Horne family collection

Horne family collection

Label
Horne family collection, circa 1880-1910
Title
Horne family collection
Inclusive dates
circa 1880-1910
Creator
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection contains photographs of the Horne family, including Lena Horne (civil rights activist and actress), her mother, father and others. It also includes civil rights and slavery letters to various parties and two glass plate negatives of presumed family members.On the national level, it contains a letter from Benjamin Harrison, which alludes to his run for president.The papers are mostly Edwin Horne's collection of assorted papers and photographs, including photographs and articles on his daughter Lena
Biographical or historical data
The Horne family was heavily involved in civil rights during the 20th century and possibly related to John C. Calhoun, the seventh vice president of the United States. Edwin Fletcher Horne was a politician, teacher and civil rights leader in Indianapolis. He was a religious leader who wrote for "The Freeman", a small newspaper in Indianapolis. He was considered to be an influential advisor to Benjamin Harrison, the 23rd president of the United States. He was originally from Tennessee, and eventually moved to the New York area, where he became a prominent member of the civil rights community there, using his influence to help causes in education and entertainment. He also gained infamy for winning money through gambling, and using those funds to further his causes, including trying to interfere with his granddaughter's career in Hollywood. It was said he objected to her playing parts he thought were demeaning, like maids or other servants.Lena Horne (Edwin's granddaughter) was an actress and civil rights activist, becoming one of the faces of desegregation in Hollywood.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Horne family
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Horne, Edwin Fletcher
  • Horne, Lena
  • Harrison, Benjamin
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Presidential candidates
Label
Horne family collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/442
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/02/16 by Patrick Ridout. EAD finding aid created 2016/02/17 by Patrick Ridout
Arrangement
This collection is arranged by subject.
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
20812401
Extent
0.5 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 a donation.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn958294753
  • (OCoLC)958294753
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
1 manuscript box, 1 oversize folder
Label
Horne family collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/442
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/02/16 by Patrick Ridout. EAD finding aid created 2016/02/17 by Patrick Ridout
Arrangement
This collection is arranged by subject.
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
20812401
Extent
0.5 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 a donation.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn958294753
  • (OCoLC)958294753
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
1 manuscript box, 1 oversize folder

Library Locations

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      39.77004 -86.164015

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