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The Resource Indiana School for the Blind 1893 fire collection

Indiana School for the Blind 1893 fire collection

Label
Indiana School for the Blind 1893 fire collection, 1893
Title
Indiana School for the Blind 1893 fire collection
Inclusive dates
1893
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection includes a one-page account of the fire at the Indiana School for the Blind in Indianapolis, Indiana on August 2, 1893 and two clippings about the fire from the local newspapers
Biographical or historical data
The Indiana School for the Blind was established in 1847 by an act of the General Assembly in Indianapolis, Indiana through the efforts of William H. Churchman, who lost his sight as a child, and reform efforts in education for the blind. The school was located on the block between Meridan, Pennsylvania, North and St. Clair streets. On August 2, 1893, the school building caught fire about 11:00 am in the attic of the building's east wing, supposedly from the fire pots of workmen repairing the roof. The fire was controlled and the cost for the repairs were estimated at less than $500. No one was injured as the students were away on summer vacation and repairs were completed in time for the start of school term in September.In 1930, the school relocated to a 60-acre campus at 7725 North College Avenue. In 2007, the school was renamed the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired and continues to assist and educate Indiana residents who are blind or have low vision. The institution offers an on-campus residential program for K-12 students, up to age 22. Sources:Items in the collection.Cottman, George S. "The Founding of the State School for the Blind: A Biography of William H. Churchman." Indiana Magazine of History 10 (1914): 77-82. Accessed May 10, 2016. http://books.google.com.Indiana School for the Blind & Visually Impaired. "About ISBVI." 2012. Accessed May 10, 2016. https://sites.google.com/site/isbvik12/school/aboutisbvi.Jordan B. Ryan, 'Indiana School for the Blind' Discover Indiana, accessed May 10, 2016, http://indyhist.iupui.edu/items/show/20.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indiana School for the Blind
  • Blind
  • Fires
  • Schools
  • Indianapolis (Ind.)
Label
Indiana School for the Blind 1893 fire collection
Link
http://www.in.gov/library/finding-aid/S1600_Indiana_School_for_the_Blind_1893_Fire_Collection.pdf
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/4/7 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid completed 2016/4/7 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised 2016/05/10 by Brittany Kropf
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
20664294
Extent
0.01 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)ocn953972327
  • (OCoLC)953972327
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 folder
Label
Indiana School for the Blind 1893 fire collection
Link
http://www.in.gov/library/finding-aid/S1600_Indiana_School_for_the_Blind_1893_Fire_Collection.pdf
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/4/7 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid completed 2016/4/7 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised 2016/05/10 by Brittany Kropf
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
20664294
Extent
0.01 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)ocn953972327
  • (OCoLC)953972327
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 folder

Library Locations

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      315 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN, 46202, US
      39.77004 -86.164015

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