Arsenal Technical High School
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Processed by:
Lucinda Barnhart, 2004

Organizational History:

The history of Arsenal Technical High School begins with the federal Arsenal set up during the Civil War on a 76-acre site north and east of the center of Indianapolis. This Arsenal was abandoned in 1903. In 1904 an institution called Winona Technical Institute was set up on the Arsenal grounds. By 1909, the technical institute was completely insolvent. There was some litigation about ownership and control of the grounds. At this time the city had two high schools: Shortridge, an academic high school, founded in 1863; and Emmerich Manual Training High School, which had opened in 1895, the offshoot of vocational courses offered at Shortridge after 1889. By 1912 both Shortridge and Manual High Schools were overcrowded, and a new school was set up using the grounds and buildings at the Arsenal. The school began with 183 students, of whom 122 graduated. Courses were offered in printing, machine shop practice, auto construction, agriculture, electricity, and salesmanship. Along with the technical courses there were college preparatory academic courses, and it was possible to take a straight academic course load. By 1916 the student body had grown to two thousand.  Arsenal Technical High School has remained on the same grounds, with new buildings and a much larger student body and essentially the same mission.

Scope and Content Note:

This collection contains the commencement announcement for the Arsenal Technical High School class of 1980. 

Item Listing:

1980.  Arsenal Technical High School commencement announcement.

Collection Information:

Size of Collection: 1 folder
Collection Dates: 1980
Provenance: Lois Morris, 1980 June 2
Restrictions: None
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.
Alternate formats: None
Related Holdings: None
Notes: None

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