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Processed Collections - W

Processed Manuscript and Visual Collections - W
W.H. Bass Photo Company. Collection. 1901-1968 P 0130
W.J. Holliday & Co. Records, 1861-1955 M 0712, OMB 0073
WKJG-TV Collection, 1953-1995 P 0504
WOWO Radio Station Photographs, ca. 1927-1940s P 0524 
W. Reisinger Decorating Co. Photograph Album, ca. 1903-1920 P 0494
WRTV-6 (McGraw-Hill Broadcasting, Inc.) Film Collection, 1920-1980 (Bulk 1949-1980) P 0414
Wabash & Erie Canal Company SC 2243
Wabash and Erie Canal Company Records, 1833-1877 (bulk 1833-1862) M 0758, OM 0392
Wabash & Erie Canals SC1 515
Wabash College Oral History Project Collection M 0647
Wabash County SC 0435
Wabash Navigation Company SC 1516
Wabash-Erie Canal SC 1738
Wacker, August School Transfer Certificate, 25 April 1891 SC 3232
Wacker, William SC 1517
Wade Family M 0328
Wagner, George Documents and Photographs, 1847-1896, 1974 SC 1518
Wagner, J.L. SC 2237
Wahls, Janetnelle Conner, 1963-2009 M 1098, OM 0550 
Wainwright Company SC 1519
Wainwright, William Alonzo Quartermaster Records, 1862-1869 M 0291, OM 0587
Wait (Waite), Joseph. H. Diaries, 1863-1915 M 0826
Wakefield, Dan Paper, ca. 2015 SC 3253
Wakefield, John B. SC 1520
Wakeland, Charles SC 1521
Walheiser, Mary Susan. Papers, ca. 1938 SC 2305
Walker, Bernice Papers, 1931-1984 M 0541, OM 0523
Walker, Madam C.J. Manufacturing Company Christmas Card, 1918  SC 2848 
Walker, Madam C.J. (1867-1919) Papers, 1910-1980 M 0399
Walker, Madam C.J. Papers Addition, 1911-2005 (Bulk 1950s-80s) M 1250, OMB 0166, BV 5248-5251
Walker, Madam C.J. Stamp Dedication Program, 1998  SC 2854 
Walker Township, Rush County, Indiana Photographs, [ca. 1960] P 0628
Wall, William Robert SC 1522
Wallace Gold Mining Company Records SC 2436
Wallace, David SC 1523
Wallace, Harry L. Papers M 0702
Wallace, Henry Agard, 1888-1965. Caravans for Henry Wallace records, 1948-1949 SC 2426
Wallace, John L. SC 1524
Wallace, Joseph Letter SC 2332
Wallace, Lew. Collection, 1799-1972 M 0292, OMB 0023, F 0370-0380, F 0643-0654, F 0805-0809, F 1123-1124
Wallace, Moses Jr. SC 2086
Wallace, Susan E. Letter and Partial Letter, n.d. SC 2987 
Waller, Robert C. SC 2170
Wallick, Edwin Ekin SC 1525
Wallick, John F. Anniversary Book SC 2511
Wallingford, Hiram SC 1526
Walser, Etta. Diary, 1900 SC 2629
Walter, David S. SC 1527
Walters, Charles William. Papers, 1941-1999 M 0750, BV 3307-3308
Walters, Harrison SC 1528
Walters, Joann. Papers, 1972-1993 M 0150
Walters, Pauline SC 1529
Walton, John Land Deed, 1838  OM 0583 
Ward, J.M. SC 1530
Ward, John Russell SC 1531
Ward, William D. SC 1532
Wardlaw, Albert Hawkins SC 1533
Warner Family Papers, 1831-1957 (bulk 1831-1854) M 0288
Warner, Ithamar SC 2124
Warnock, Francis SC 1988
Warren County Farm Bureau SC 1987
Warren, Josiah SC 2087
Warren, Stanley Papers, ca. 1938-1995 M 0708, OM 0384, CT 1488-1493
Warrick County SC 0436
Warrick County SC 0437
Warwick: A history of the Midwestern Rural Village M 0685
Was Freedon Dead or Only Sleeping? SC 2624
Washington County SC 0438
Washington County SC 0439
Washington Lyceum SC 1994
Washington, George. Letters, 1786-1795 SC 1534
Wasson's Millinery Opening Invitation - H.P. Wasson & Co., 1895  SC 2942 
Water-Powered Mills Committee Collection, 1840-1983 M 0837, OM 0482
Waterloo (Ind.) Greenback Club. Letter, 1877 OM 0169
Waters, Phyllis Wheatley Collection Addition, ca. 1908-1954  M 1116 
Waters, Phyllis Wheatley. Papers, 1910-1971 M 0589
Watkins, Sterling Family Papers, 1825-1987 M 0933, OM 0454
Watlington, William Civil War Recollections and Documents, 1901-1930 M 1255
Watson, James E. SC 1535
Watson, James E. Letter, 1902  SC 3180 
Watson, Mildred E. Papers, 1924-2009  M 0995
Watson, Noble B. Materials, ca. 1870-1985  SC 3102 
Watson, Oliver Bank Examiners Photograph, ca. 1899 P 0590
Watson, William SC 1536
Wattles, John and Esther SC 1537
Watts, Frances S. SC 1538
Watts, Johnson SC 1686
Watts, Robert Austin Records M 0621
Watts, Thomas SC 1539
Waveland Collegiate Institute SC 2174
Waverley Company Photographs, 1908-1916 P 0235
WAVES-Indiana Papers (1947-2005, bulk 1980-2004)  M 1167, OMB 0148, BV 5015-5016 
Waybill – R. Layton SC 1540
Wayne County Authors M 0340
Wayne County Court Records SC 2394
Wayne County SC 0440
Wayne County SC 0441
Wayne County SC 0442
Wayne County SC 0443
Wayne County SC 0444
Wayne County SC 0445
Wayne County SC 1703
Wayne County Historical Museum photographs [graphic], 1930-1937 P 0328
Wayne, Anthony SC 1542
Wayne, Anthony SC 2258
Weakley, Elisha Civil War Materials, 1861-1922 SC 2871 
Weather – Eclipse, Corydon, 1869 SC 1543
Weatherford, Ira. Farm Ledger, 1910-1968 BV 5340
Weatherford,  Ruby M. Papers, 1904-1970 M 0791, OM 0403
Weatherhill, Thomas B. Deed SC 2484
Weatherholt, Wallace Historic Homes Correspondence and Report, 1950s SC 2950
Weatherholt, Wallace Papers SC 2020
Weaver, Amos C. SC 1545
Weaver, George SC 1546
Weaver, J.H. SC 1547
Weaver, Jacob SC 1548
Weaver, Jacob SC 2055
Weaver, John SC 1544
Weaving SC 1549
Webb Family. Correspondence, 1861-1878 SC 2639
Webb, John Bright, Julia B. Shields Materials, 1878-1952 M 1323
Webber, Lewis C. Diary, 1864-1866 SC 2742
Weber, Gottfried SC 2290
Weddle Family Real Estate Records, 1886-1893  SC 3151 
Weddle, Noah S. Papers M 0678
Weeks, Samuel B. Journey Memoir and Diary Transcriptions, 1846-1856  SC 3150 
Weer, Paul W. M 0293, F 0382
Wehr, Charles E. Bicycling Collection, 1897-1950, ca. 1960s P 0454
Weidner Family Collection, ca. 1890-1924, 1960  P 0534 
Weidner, William SC 1550
Weik, James William SC 1551
Weimer, Millard F. SC 1699
Weinberg, Daniel R. Lincoln Conspirators Collection, 1865-1997 P 0409
Weir Family SC 1552
Welch, Fay Autobiography, ca. 1964 SC 3330
Weller Family Papers, 1861-1979 M 0713, OM 0380
Weller Family Papers Addition, ca. 1903-1997 M 1310
Wells County School District 1 SC 2188
Wells, Herman B. Interview SC 2622
Wells, Reuben SC 1553
Welsh, Matthew E. SC 1554
Werking, David SC 2061
Werle, Audrey C. Research Notes on Indiana African-American History, 1980-1990 M 0792
West, Alison SC 1555
West, Henry F. SC 1556
West Baden Springs Hotel Cirkut Photographs, ca. 1920 P 0164
West Baden Springs Hotel Copy Photographs, ca. 1925 P 0201 
West Union Shaker Village Archaeological Survey, 1991-1992 P 0608
Westbay, Dorothy Papers OMB 0040
Western Association of Writers SC 2088
Western Land Association Records M 0714, OM 0378
Weston, Hugh SC 1557, OM 0193
Wetherhill, Thomas B. SC 2484
Wharton, William G. SC 1558
What They Said: Oral Histories from Jewish Citizens Around the State Transcriptions, 1974-1981 SC 2815
Wheatley, Phyllis YWCA Collection M 0494
Whedon, Samuel SC 2089
Wheeler Family Collection, 1860-1999  M 1083, BV 4950 
Wheeler, George M. SC 1559
Wheelock, J.R. Letter, 20 June 1834  SC 3161 
Whelan, S. (Sarah) E. Invoice, 15 April 1904 SC 3434
Whelan, Thomas F. Ledgers, 1898-1904 BV 5381-5383
Whitcomb, James Papers M 0670
Whitcomb, James SC 1560
White County SC 0446
White River Levee Plat Map, 1892 OM 0382
White River Railroad Company Ledger, 1930-1948 BV 5218
White, Albert S. Papers, 1840-1852 SC 1562
White, Charles SC 1563
White, Edward M. Papers, 1898-1905 SC 1564, OM 0289
White, George H. SC 2165
White, Jerome Holt Husbandry Journal, ca. 1869-1874  SC 3058 
White, Jesse B. Papers, 1861-1891 (bulk 1861-1865) SC 0643
Whitehorn, David A. SC 1570
Whitenack, George M. SC 1565
White-Pettijohn Family Papers SC 2379
Whiteside, Birdie L. Collection M 0658
White Water Canal Collection, 1835-2000 M 0988, OMB 0118, BV 3693, FF 15-O
Whitewater Canal Association. Records, 1939-1964 SC 1567
Whiteway, Edwin N. Journals, 1941-1944 M 1223 
Whiting, Indiana Generational Memory F 1188-9
Whitmore, Dow SC 1568
Whitson, William SC 1566
Whittemore, Moses. Letters, 1863 SC 3390
Whitworth, John SC 1569
Whitworth, William A. SC 1571
Wick, William Watson SC 1572
Wicker, Vincent SC 1573
Widner, Frank N. Papers, 1939-2003 M 1001, OM 0497
Widney, Hugh M. Photographs, ca. 1910-ca. 1930 P 0439
Wied, Maximilian Prinz von, Letter and Portrait, 1832, 1837 SC 1675
Wilcox, Asher S.Ledgers BV 2647-8
Wilder, Eloise SC 1756
Wilder, Erastus SC 2007
Wilder, John T. SC 1574
Wildhack, Margaret Jameson Papers OM 0319
Wildman, James A. SC 1575, OM 0063
Wildredge, John SC 1576
Wiles, A. Donald II Reminiscences, 2012 SC 3208
Wiley, Jerome Papers, 1833-1924 M 0294
Wilhelm, Dean Collection, 1917-ca. 1919 SC 1879
Wilkins, John E. Notebook, 1911 SC 2826
Wilkins, Margaret Johnson Letters and Papers, ca. 1846-1999  M 1140 
Wilkinson, Asbury M 0295, BV 1753-7
Wilkinson, Ira E. & Son General Store Records, 1901-1955 M 1257, OM 0622
Wilkinson, Jehu. Letter, 12 April 1910 SC 3430
Wilkinson, William Land Grant OM 0345
Willard, Ashbel P. SC 1577
Willard, John D. SC 1578
William B. Richardson M 0595
William H. Block Company Minute Book, 1907-1932 SC 2981
William H. Clarke & Co. Records, 1874-1882 BV 0027-0033
Williams Family Cards and Receipts, ca. 1890-1920s P 0574
Williams, Brice Sr. Collection, 1880s-1957 BV 3555-3558
Williams, C.M. Credit Slip SC 2532
Williams, Charles Farm Ledger, 1831-1923  BV 5037 
Williams, G.R. SC 1580
Williams, Gaar Collection, 1942-1975 SC 3322
Williams, Gaar-Blanche Stillson Letters SC 2294
Williams, Genevieve SC 1579
Williams, Herbert SC 1581, BV0087a-c, VC
Williams, Indiana Postcards & Photographs, ca. 1913 P 0621
Williams, James D. Papers SC 2389
Williams, James D. Jr. Scrapbook, 1917-1964 M 1322
Williams, Jesse L. SC 1582
Williams, John Allen SC 1583
Williams, Dr. John Allen Genealogy, 1978 SC 2952 
Williams, John H. SC 1584
Williams, Lucille Lucas Papers M 0449
Williams, Mary Dean Collection, 1850-1986  M 0460, OM 0181
Williams, Maurice H. SC 1585
Williams, Morgan M 0299
Williams, Peter W. M 0298
Williams, Philip SC 1897
Williams, Samuel P. Papers M 0160
Williams, Samuel Papers M 0301
Williams, Susan Oral History Interview, 2011 SC 2931, DVD 0246-0247
Williams, T.J. Letter SC 2468
Williams, Worthington B. Family Papers, 1812-1926 M 0302, OM 0407
Williamson Advertising Services (Indianapolis, Ind.). Collection, ca. 1920-1940 P 0397
Williamson, B. SC 1586
Williamson, Louisa SC 1587
Willigman, James Discharge Paper, 23 June 1891  SC 3185 
Willis, Cassius M.C. Collection M 0630
Willkie, Helen F. Letter, 1959 October 28, Indianapolis [to] Barry Bingham, Louisville SC 1817
Willkie, Wendell  SC 1727 
Willkie, Wendell and the 1940 Presidential Campaign Collection, 1939-1946 OM 0469
Willkie, Wendell Letter, 1940  SC 3068 
Willys-Overland Inc. Letter, 1921 SC 3364
Wilson, Beatrice G. Scrapbook, ca. 1928-1947 M 1328
Wilson, Charles G. Diaries, 1864-1867 M 0928
Wilson, Florabelle Collection Addition, 1920-2002   M 1133, OM 0571, CT 2309-2317 
Wilson, Florabelle Collection Addition, 1961-1985 SC 3255
Wilson, Florabelle Williams. Collection, 1910-1995; bulk 1980s M 0731
Wilson, Jack Oral History Interview and Transcript, 30 September 2015 SC 3315, DVD 1100-1104
Wilson, J.D. Letter, 1864 January, Stockton, Ind., [to] John Willis and William Veach SC 1410
Wilson, Katie Lindsay Johnson. Papers and Photographs, ca. 1890-1992 M 1380, OM 0675
Willson, Laura V.  SC 1588 
Wilson, Lizzie SC 1589
Wilson, Mary Teacher's License, 1884  OM 0574 
Wilson, Paul E. Aerial Photographs, 1931-ca. 1955 P 0002
Wilson, Phoebe Snavelly SC 2649
Wilson, Walter P. SC 1590, F 0577
Wilson, Walter Peter Papers, 1860-1864  SC 3038, OM 0556 
Wilson, William E. County History Research Collection, 1952-ca. 1968 M 0934
Wimmer Family Letters, 1861, 1865   SC 3040 
Winter, Ezra. Murals in the George Rogers Clark Memorial, Photographs, ca. 1941 P 0325
Winter, Nettie. Letter, 1869 SC 2686
Wiltsee, David SC 1591
Winans, Benjamin Franklin Diary, 1876-1877 SC 2776
Winans, Isaac Newton Mexican-American War Memoir, ca. 1860s M 0940
Winans, Lilly SC 1592
Winant, Anne E SC 1593
Winifred Sackville Stoner & Winifred Sackville Stoner, Jr.: A Selected Bibliography SC 2396
Winpenny, Ellen E. SC 1594
Winship, George Parker SC 1595
Winslow Family Photographs, ca. 1890-ca. 1920 P 0353
Winslow, John Papers M 0516
Winter, George M 0303, F 0389-91
Withrow-Weber Family Collection, Ca. 1860s-Ca. 1910s P 0097, OM 0067
Wireman, Christian SC 1629
Wise Family SC 1630
Wise, Claude Correspondence, 1917-1919 M 0890, OM 0442
Wise, Wilhelm A. Papers, 1926-1967 M 1272
Wishard, Albert M 0304
Wolfanger, Emma V. Diploma, 1934  OM 0516 
Wolff, Florence Flickinger Diaries, 1906-1962  M 1176 
Wolfolk, Laura J. Collection M 0535
Wolford, Jessie Ellen Papers, ca. 1933-1947  SC 3080 
Wolfram, Christian SC 2284
Wolter, Adolph Gustav Collection, ca. 1900-1981  M 1112, BV 4980 
Woman's Department Club Records, 1912-2010 M 1189, BV 5052-5104, OMB 0153
Woman's Department Club Records Addition, 1983-2009 M 1265
Woman's Franchise League of Indiana. Records, 1914-1919 SC 1761
Woman's Home Missionary Society Records SC 2350
Woman's Improvement Club Collection M 0432
Woman's Press Club of Indiana Records, 1913-1988 M 0373, BV 1991-1993, BV 5199-5201, OM 0621
Woman's Press Club of Indiana Records Addition, 1899-2013 (Bulk 1960-2009) M 1289, OMB 0164, CT 2373-2403, DVD 1074-1076
Woman's Relief Corps Collection, 1911-1972 M 1241
Woman's Rotary Club. Records, 1979-1987 M 0735
Woman's Suffrage Association of Indiana SC 1792
Women in Communication Inc. Records M 0375
Women of the Ku Klux Klan Document, Ca. 1927 SC 2766
Women's Christian Temperance Union SC 2278
Women's Liberty Loan Committee Photograph, 6 March 1918 P 0624
Women's Organization For National Prohibition SC 1631
Women's Society of Christian Service, Meeting Minutes, 1953-1957 SC 1696
Wood, Barbara Collection SC 2333
Wood, Edward Jesup. Papers,1859-1870 M 0794, OMB 0094
Wood, Enoch Henry M 0305
Wood, Harry E. SC 1632
Wood, Harry E. Collection, ca. 1880-1983 P 0380
Wood, Harry E. Greeting Cards, ca. 1915-ca. 1926 SC 1632
Wood, John SC 1619
Wood, Robert Donald. Collection, 1921-1951 (bulk 1940s) M 1370
Wood, Virginia May M 0559
Wood, William A. SC 1633
Woodall, Arthur Douglas Photographs, 1995 P 0531 
Woodruff, Jonathan Jr. Notebooks, ca. 1832-1870  M 1179 
Woodruff Place Collection OM 0279
Woodruff Place, Indianapolis, Indiana Visual Collection, Ca. 1875-1980 P 0005
Woodward, Alberta Davis Collection M 0544
Woolery, Thomas Arithmetic Book, 1817-1818 M 0889
Woollen, Evans SC 1634
Woollen, Evans III Oral History Transcript, 2012  SC 3060, DVD 0573-0574 
Woollen, Molzan & Partners, Inc. Architectural Records, ca. 1912-2011 M 1221, OMB 0160, DVD 0773-0860, 0869
Woolley, John. Scrapbook, 1856-1874 BV 5348
Worden, Charles J. M 0306
Worden, George. Papers, 1864 SC 2711
Work and Worship: St. Benedict SC 1762
Work, Elias D. SC 1635
Workmen's Circle, Indianapolis Branch Minute Book, 1918-1926 BV 1974
Workmen's houses, Gary, Indiana Photographs, 1916-1917 P 0374
Works Progress Administration Photographs, ca. 1936-1943 P 0508 
Worl, Gene Round Barn Slide Collection, 1968-1971 P 0231
World War I Era Photographs, 1906-1923 P 0173
World War I Ledger BV 3185
World War I Oral Histories Collection, ca. 1907-1919; 1980-1982 M 0992, CT 2133-2145, OM 0488 
World War I Poster Collection, 1918, n.d. P 0131
World War II Infantry OCS Class 321 Reunion SC 2476
World War II Poster Collection, 1942, 1943, n.d. P 0156
World War II Project Records M 0652
World War II Ration Books SC 2795
World War II Scrapbook BV 3058
Worth, Alexander SC 1636
Wright Family Collection, 1850s-1910s  M 1210
Wright, Col. Thomas S. Collection, 1870; 1874  SC 2940
Wright, E. Sherman Collection, ca. 1910-ca. 1925 P 0344
Wright, George W. Account Book BV 2870
Wright, Joseph A. SC 1637
Wright, Williamson M 0307
Wright, Williamson House, Logansport, Ind. Photographs, 1897 P 0324
Wyeth SC 1996
Wynecoop, William W. SC 1638
Wysong, Frederick S., Military Commission OM 0233
Wythe, George et al to George R. Clark SC 1639
Wyzer, Jacob Records BV 2593
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