The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis

The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis

Edited by David J. Bodenhamer and Robert G. Barrows
Distribution: World
Publication date: 11/1/1994
ISBN: 978-0-253-11249-1
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“A work of this magnitude and high quality will obviously be indispensable to anyone studying the history of Indianapolis and its region.” —The Journal of American History


“ . . . absorbing and accurate . . . Although it is a monument to Indianapolis, do not be fooled into thinking this tome is impersonal or boring. It’s not. It’s about people: interesting people. The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis is as engaging as a biography.” —Arts Indiana


“ . . . comprehensive and detailed . . . might well become the model for other such efforts.” —Library Journal

With more than 1,600 separate entries and 300 illustrations, The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis is a model of what a modern city encyclopedia should be. From the city’s inception through its remarkable transformation into a leading urban center, the history and people of Indianapolis are detailed in factual and intepretive articles on major topics including business, education, religion, social services, politics, ethnicity, sports, and culture.

Author Bio

DAVID J. BODENHAMER, Editor-in-Chief of The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis, is Director of the POLIS Research Center and Professor of History, Indiana University–Purdue University, Indianapolis. ROBERT G. BARROWS is Managing Editor of The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis and Assistant Professor of History, Indiana University–Purdue University, Indianapolis.

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"A work of this magnitude and high quality will obviously be indispensable to anyone studying the history of Indianapolis and its region." —The Journal of American History

". . . absorbing and accurate . . . Although it is a monument to Indianapolis, do not be fooled into thinking this tome is impersonal or boring. It’s not. It’s about people: interesting people. The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis is as engaging as a biography." —Arts Indiana

". . . comprehensive and detailed . . . might well become the model for other such efforts." —Library Journal

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Table of Contents

Editorial Staff
Preface
Acknowledgments
List of Donors
Reader’s Guide

Introduction

OVERVIEW ESSAYS

African Americans
Broadcasting
Built Environment
Cultural Institutions
Demography and Ethnicity
Economy
Education
Government
Journalism
Labor
Literature
Medicine
Neighborhoods and Communities
Performing Arts
Philanthropy
Politics
Religion
Sports
Transportation
Urban Environment
Visual Arts
Women

GENERAL ENTRIES
Timeline
Statistcal Abstract of Indianapolis and Marion County

Subject Guide
Index