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The Resource Ralph Roessler papers

Ralph Roessler papers

Label
Ralph Roessler papers, 1913-1975
Title
Ralph Roessler papers
Inclusive dates
1913-1975
Creator
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection includes reports, maps, photographs and correspondence from Ralph Roessler in Indiana ranging from 1913 to 1975, regarding the planning and development of flood control projects for the upper Wabash River Basin. Ralph Roessler's correspondence on behalf of the Wabash River Valley Association, his personal correspondence, papers, and awards are also included
Biographical or historical data
  • The Mississinewa, Salamonie, and Huntington Reservoirs were authorized under the Flood Control Act of 1958. The Louisville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers designed and built the dams and created the reservoirs to reduce flood stages in the upper Wabash River Basin. Construction on the Mississinewa reservoir began in April 1962, and it became operational in October 1967. The dedication for the reservoir was conducted on June 14, 1969. The Salamonie Reservoir was completed and dedicated on April 30, 1966. The Huntington Reservoir was completed in 1968 and was renamed the J. Edward Roush Lake to honor the local resident and U.S. Congressman.Sources:"J. Edward Roush Lake." U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville district. Accessed August 24, 2015. http://www.lrl.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Recreation/Lakes/JEdwardRoushLake.aspx."Mississinewa Lake." U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville district. Accessed August 24, 2015. http://www.lrl.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Recreation/Lakes/MississinewaLake.aspx."Salamonie Lake." U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville district. Accessed August 24, 2015. http://www.lrl.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Recreation/Lakes/SalamonieLake.aspx.
  • Ralph Roessler was born May 23, 1887 in Canton, Ohio to Henry and Caroline Roessler. He married Zenna Abbott on September 10, 1913 and they had 2 sons, Ralph Jr. and William. Mr. Roessler was past owner of the Roessler-Kirk Jewelry Store in Marion, Indiana and a charter member of the Marion Kiwanis Club. He was a major force behind the planning and development of the Mississinewa Reservoir. He was 86 years old when he died on February 2, 1974.Source:"Business, Civic Leader Roessler Dies." The Marion Chronicle, February 3, 1974, 1. Ancestry.com. "Ralph E. Roessler" 1900 United States Federal Census. Accessed August 15, 2015. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.Ancestry.com. "Ralph E. Roessler" Washington, Marriage Records, 1865-2004. Accessed August 24, 2015. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1887-1974
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roessler, Ralph E.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Edwards, M. Jack
  • Harness, Forest A.
  • Hartke, Vance
  • Roush, J. Edward
  • Schricker, Henry F.
  • Welsh, Matthew E.
  • Kiwanis International
  • United States
  • Wabash River Association
  • Flood control
  • Floods
  • Grant County (Ind.)
  • Huntington Lake (Ind.)
  • Marion (Ind.)
  • Mississinewa Lake (Ind.)
  • Salamonie Lake (Ind.)
  • Wabash River Watershed
Label
Ralph Roessler papers
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/624
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2015/08/12 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2015/08/26 by Laura Eliason
Arrangement
This collection is arranged in the following series and subseries:Series 1: Wabash River Valley Basin flood control, 1913-1975Subseries 1.1: Reports, 1965-1969Subseries 1.2: Indiana publications, 1950-1975Subseries 1.3: Publications, 1960-1972Subseries 1.4: U.S. government publications, 1961-1972Subseries 1.5: Wabash River Association correspondence, 1958-1971Subseries 1.6: Pictures, 1913-1969Subseries 1.7: Oversized materials, 1915-1967Series 2: Personal papers, 1939-1971
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
21087306
Extent
3.1 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 from Taylor University Archives on 2014/01/15 and 2014/06/17.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn990340439
  • (OCoLC)990340439
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
8 manuscript boxes, 1 medium oversize box
Label
Ralph Roessler papers
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/624
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2015/08/12 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2015/08/26 by Laura Eliason
Arrangement
This collection is arranged in the following series and subseries:Series 1: Wabash River Valley Basin flood control, 1913-1975Subseries 1.1: Reports, 1965-1969Subseries 1.2: Indiana publications, 1950-1975Subseries 1.3: Publications, 1960-1972Subseries 1.4: U.S. government publications, 1961-1972Subseries 1.5: Wabash River Association correspondence, 1958-1971Subseries 1.6: Pictures, 1913-1969Subseries 1.7: Oversized materials, 1915-1967Series 2: Personal papers, 1939-1971
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
21087306
Extent
3.1 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 from Taylor University Archives on 2014/01/15 and 2014/06/17.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn990340439
  • (OCoLC)990340439
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
8 manuscript boxes, 1 medium oversize box

Library Locations

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