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    • Students at Columbia Elementary Schoool, Clinton, Indiana

    • Clinton (Ind.); Clothing & dress; School children; Columbia Elementary School (Clinton, Indiana); Vermillion County (Ind.);
    • Black and white photograph of some of the children at Columbia Elementary School in the 1911-12 school year. The names are on the back side of the picture as well as the country they are from. There are 17 countries accounted for in the picture....
    • Hoosier coal pamphlet

    • Coal mines and mining -- Indiana;Indiana Coal Association (Terre Haute, Ind.); Mine buildings; Mine tools; Coal-mining machinery;
    • Pamphlet which talks about coal mining in Indiana. Inside the front cover is a listing of the officers of the Indiana Coal Association, a list of the board of directors, and the coal mines involved in the association.
    • Coal, an Indiana heritage

    • Coal mines and mining -- Indiana; Coal miners -- Indiana; Coal-mining machinery;
    • A pamphlet published by the Indiana Coal Association that covers all aspects of the coal mining industry in the state of Indiana.
    • United Mine Workers of America Local 6845 record book

    • United Mine Workers of America. Local 6845 (Clinton, Ind.) -- Membership; Coal miners -- Labor unions -- Indiana; Labor unions -- Indiana;
    • UMWA Local 6845 record book, Clinton, Indiana. Only the pages that had entries were scanned. The members are listed by last name, then first name, address and place of residence. Social security numbers have been blacked out.
    • Request for employment verification, Elmer Stone

    • Lungs -- Dust Diseases; Stone, Elmer; Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vigo County -- Diseases; Correspondence;Stone, Helen; Bogle Mine (Clinton, Ind.);
    • Handwritten letter to Frieda Frigo for employment dates for Elmer Stone from his wife Helen Stone to use in claiming black lung compensation.
    • Coal men of America

    • Bituminous coal industry -- Indiana; Coal mines and mining -- Indiana; Coal miners -- Indiana;
    • Introductory matter and the chapter on Indiana are excerpted here to document the coal industry in Indiana as of 1918. Individual portraits of men in the Indiana coal industry comprise the majority of the text.
    • First Christian Church stained-glass windows

    • Churches -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Clinton; Stained glass; First Christian Church (Clinton, Ind.);
    • Photographs of the stained glass windows in the First Christian Church located 649 Blackman Street, Clinton, Indiana, in Vermillion County. Earliest date on the windows is 1888.
    • Esther Hollingsworth oral history interview

    • Hollingsworth, Esther, 1918-2000; Prohibition; Mining; City & town life; Sewing; Dance parties; Prostitution; Social life; Coal mining; Coal miners; Labor unions; Oral history; Sewing; Storytelling;
    • Esther Hollingsworth is a long-time resident of the coal mining community of Universal, Indiana. She was born in 1918 and married Ben Hollingsworth, a coal miner. She is also a gifted storyteller who can make the old days come alive. She and...
    • Clinton on the Wabash

    • Clinton (Ind.) -- History; Coal mines and mining -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; City & town life; African Americans; Steamboats; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; Railroads; Economic & industrial aspects; Coal miners -- Indiana --...
    • Contents: Steamboat era (1800-1861); Clinton and the Civil War (1861-1865); Railroads bring growth (1870-1900); Starting a new century (1900-1920); Clinton, 1912; Short histories of businesses (1900-1925); Boom times, 1920's; Coal-mining; Roller...
    • Pieces of our lives : folk arts in Vermillion County, Indiana

    • Oral history; Clinton (Ind.) -- history; Folk art -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Vermillion County (Ind.) -- Social life and customs; Cookery (Pasta); Italian American women; Cookery, Italian; Mining; Miners; Coal mining; Fishermen; Wood-carving;...
    • Published transcripts of oral history interviews. Includes: Barbara Aimone, first generation American and Italian cook par excellence; Joe Airola, Italian immigrant, coal miner, and sausage maker, the man responsible for the Immigrant Square on...
    • Barbara Aimone oral history interview

    • Aimone, Barbara, 1911-1999; Oral history; Clinton (Ind.) -- History; Cookery (pasta); Italian American women; Cookery, Italian;
    • Barbara Aimone is a first generation American, born in Clinton in 1911. She and her sister Caroline Bonacorsi are well known cooks who prepare traditional Italian specialties such as tortellini. She demonstrated to Keith Ludden how to make some...
    • Joe Airola oral history interview

    • Airola, Joe R., 1896-1987; Meat industry; Sausages; Airplane industry; Mining; Coal miners; Coal mining; Immigrants; Oral history;
    • Joe Airola, like many others, immigrated to Clinton to work in the coal mines. Born in 1896 in Italy, he built airplanes in World War I before he came to this country. After working in the mines for 15 years, he started a business making...
    • Arlow Brazeal, oral history interview

    • Fishermen; Fishing boats; Fishing nets; Fishing; Vermillion County (Ind.); Wabash River (Ind.); Brazeal, Arlow, 1913-2000; Oral history;
    • Arlow Brazeal of Newport is a "River rat" - he fishes the Wabash and Vermillion Rivers. Born in 1913, he has also worked as a carpenter. He demostrated netmaking and mussel bars for Keith Ludden and describes in this interview what fishing entails,...
    • Christmas traditions

    • Manners & customs; Christmas trees; Immigrants; Ethnic groups; Oral history;
    • Four unidentified women in Clinton, Indiana, discuss Christmas traditions from their ethnic backgrounds.
    • Fossi's Bakery oral history interview

    • Oral history; Baked products; Bakeries; Baking; Fossi's Bakery (Clinton, Ind.); Prulhiere, Carl; Fossi, Clara, d. 1991; Fossi, Eda;
    • Fossi's Bakery has been a Clinton institution for many years. Keith Ludden interviewed Clara Fossi, Eda Fossi, and Carl Prulhiere on a hot summer morning as they made Italian bread and breadsticks.
    • Russ Fortner oral history interview

    • Fortner, Russ, 1906-; Wood carving; Oral history;
    • Whittling hand-carved wooden spoons and ax handles is the avocation of Perrysville resident Russ Fortner. Born in 1906, Fortner has worked in the steel mills, on the railroad, and in the auto body repair trade.
    • Mr. and Mrs. Truman Karanovich oral history interview

    • Karanovich, Truman, 1914-; Saints; Christmas; Manners & customs; Easter; Coal miners; Coal mining; Oral history; Death; Prostitution; Prohibition;
    • Truman Karanovich is a first generation American born to Serbian parents in Clinton, Indiana. Mr. Karanovich and his wife discuss Serbian holiday traditions, coal mining, death, prostitution, and the prohibition with Keith Ludden.

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