Charles W. Moores, Jr. Speeches
S982
1901-circa 1920s, undated
3 folders

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Processed by: Christina Baich, April 2006


Biographical Note:

Charles Washington Moores, Jr. was born on February 15, 1862, in Indianapolis, Indiana. His parents were Charles Washington Moores and Julia Dumont Merrill. He received his bachelor’s, master’s, and Litt.D. degrees from Wabash University and attended the Central Law School (Indianapolis). Moores practiced law in Indianapolis and lectured at the Indiana Law School. In 1888, he became a U.S. Commissioner. On October 5, 1896, he married Elizabeth Nichols of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Moores was greatly involved in education, a passion inherited from his family. He was a member of the Indianapolis School Board from 1900 to 1909, serving as Vice-President from 1903 to 1908 and President from 1908 to 1909. He was also on the Board of Directors for Butler College (1903-1909) and Indianapolis Art Institute (1909 and 1918). Among his other civic roles were first Vice-President of the Indiana Historical Society and a member of the Indiana Historical Commission. Moores was a member of the American, Indiana State, and Indianapolis Bar Associations and served as President of the latter. He died on December 7, 1923.

Sources:
Dunn, Jacob Piatt. Indiana and Indianans: A History of Aboriginal and Territorial Indiana and the Century of Statehood, Volume III. Chicago: The American Historical Society, 1919.

Monks, Leander J. Courts and Lawyers of Indiana, Volume III. Indianapolis: Federal Publishing Co., 1916.

Scope and Content Note:

The collection contains speeches given at various school ceremonies and on the topic of education in general. There are also speeches on Benjamin Harrison and Abraham Lincoln; a speech delivered to Civil War veterans on Decoration Day; and a history of Fourth Presbyterian Church, which was located at the corner of Market and Delaware Streets in Indianapolis and later merged with Grace Presbyterian to form Fairview Presbyterian Church.


Item Listing:

Folder 1.  1901-1908

1901 July 10	Speech given at National German-American Teachers Association Convention, 
                                typescript, 5 p.
1901 Nov. 22	“Some Personal Discussions of Benjamin Harrison,” speech given at Benjamin 
                                 Harrison School on Harrison Day, typescript, 6 p.
1901 Dec. 13	Speech given at Oscar McCulloch School Dedication, printed (2 copies)
[1901]	                Speech given at Washington School Dedication, typescript, 5 p.
1902 Jan. 15	Speech given at Frederick Douglass School Dedication, typescript, 2 p.
1902 Jan. 29	Speech given at William McKinley School Dedication, typescript, 6 p.
1903 Apr. 24	Speech accepting the Emmerich portrait at M.T.H.S., typescript, 3 p.
1903 May 29	Speech given at Washington School for dedication of flag, typescript, 2 p., 
                                with handwritten notes, 4 p.
1903 June 10	Shortridge High School Commencement Exercises program
1903 June 10	Speech given at Shortridge High School Commencement Exercises, typescript, 3 p.
1903 Oct. 22	Speech given at Robert Gould Shaw School Dedication, typescript, 2 p.
1905 June 13	Speech given at Shortridge High School Commencement Exercises, typescript, 4 p.
1905 June 14	Shortridge High School Commencement Exercises announcement
1905 June 14	Speech given at Shortridge High School Commencement Exercises, typescript, 3 p.
1908 Jan. 17	Speech given at Thomas Jefferson School Dedication, typescript, 4 p.

Folder 21910 and 1916

1910 Sept. 1	“The Career of a Country Lawyer: Abraham Lincoln,” speech read before the 
                                 American Bar Association at Chattanooga, TN, reprinted from the Proceedings of the 
                                 American Bar Association (3 copies)
1916 Dec. 18	“The Spirit of the Church,” a history of Fourth Presbyterian Church, typescript, 11 p.

Folder 3Early 1900s

undated	“Shall Married Women Teach?” speech, manuscript, 3 p.
undated	Speech on charity, manuscript, 11 p.
undated	Commencement speech, manuscript, 4 p.
undated	Speech given at diploma presentations, typescript, 6 p.
undated	Commencement speech, typescript, 6 p.
undated	Commencement speech, typescript, 3 p.
undated	Speech given at diploma presentation, typescript, 3 p.
undated	Speech on high schools, typescript, 2 p.
undated	Speech given at a Decoration Day ceremony, typescript, 15 p.
undated	Speech on Abraham Lincoln, typescript, 20 p.

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:

3 folders

Collection Dates:

1901-circa 1920s

Provenance:

Family of Charles Moores

Access: This collection is open for research.

Restrictions:

None

Reproduction Rights:

Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.  Possession of a reproduction from an Indiana State Library collection does not constitute permission for use.

Language Materials are entirely in English

Alternate Formats:

None

Related Holdings:

 S981, Charles W. Moores, Sr. letter

Notes:

 


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