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Economic history of Indiana in the twentieth century

Repository: Indiana University. Center for the Study of History and Memory

Collection Description (CRHP): A number of interviewees discuss the experiences of African Americans in manufacturing and other professions in Indiana cities that include Terre Haute, Columbus, Evansville, Gary, Bloomington, East Chicago,South Bend, Anderson, and Indianapolis, as well as Youngstown, Ohio.

Collection Description (Extant): This project contains information about local, state, national, and international economic enterprises, focusing mainly on businesses and industries located in and/or originating in the state of Indiana. Some of the industries discussed are the Indiana limestone industry, the local oil industry, coal mining, agriculture, railroads, the automobile industry, banking, insurance, steel production, and supermarkets. The local economic impact of industry and business on a community, unionization, and the workforces of each industry are also discussed.

Access Copy Note: Interviews are housed in Weatherly Hall North, Room 122. Copies are also housed at the Indiana University Archives in Herman B Wells Library E460. For other locations housing the interviews from this project, please contact the Center for the Study of History and Memory office.

Date(s): 1976-1980

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: ohrc041

Extent: 164 interviews. Audiotapes, transcripts, and collateral materials.

Finding Aid URL: External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: Woodrow Clark, Michael Cusumano, Robert Doty, Daniel Fabian, John Goldthwaite, John H. Harrington, A. R. Hilst, George C. Hupp, Jack Jourdan, Richard L. Kohls, Robert J. Marshall, John Oscar Pardue, William B. Pickett, Neil B. Schmeltekop

Rights (Extant): Interviews may not be reproduced in full for any public use, but excerpted quotes may be used as long as researchers fully cite the data in their research, including accession number, interview date, interviewee's and interviewer's name, and page(s).


African American architects
African Americans--Employment
African Americans--Indiana
Discrimination in employment
Employee rights
Labor movement--Indiana


Sound recordings


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