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John “Bob” Aleksa Family History
S 3004
2 folders
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Processed by: Jennifer Duplaga, January 2005

Biographical Note:

John Robert Aleksa was born April 5, 1933 in Indianapolis, IN.  He was the son of John Aleksa, a violinmaker, born in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, in 1909.  His mother was Margaret Baker, born in Spencer, IN, a descendant of the Revolutionary War veteran John McCormick.

John Aleksa attended Lawrence Central High School, from which he graduated in 1952.  He served in the military, and had a tour of duty in Libya from 1954-1955.  Aleksa lived in Battle Creek, MI from 1962-1965. 

Scope and Content Note:

This collection contains the personal recollections of John Robert Aleksa in regards to the community of Oaklandon and his family.  Included in the collection are copies of research done on the Aleksa family, information about the Oaklandon Volunteer Fire Department, and a history of Oaklandon by Paul Hamilton.  Aleksa includes his own personal recollections in two parts, the first about his family, community and growing up, the second about the deaths of friends and acquaintances.  This collection also includes photographs and newspaper clippings about Patricia Aleksa McCaslin, John Aleksa, and classmates of John Aleksa.  There is also a history of the Aleksa family as well as a genealogical table.

Folder Listing:

Folder 1.

14 Oct. 1983
TLS to “Sirs” from John R. Aleksa
25 Nov. 1983
ALS to Marybelle Bunch from John R. Aleksa
8 Dec. 1983
ALS to Kathy Barnard from John R. Aleksa
10 June 1972
“About Oaklandon” by Paul Hamilton
27 Nov. 1975
Research on the Aleksa family
Information on the Oaklandon Volunteer Fire Department
2 Sept. 1983
Personal recollections, #1
4 Sept. 1983
Personal recollections, #2

Folder 2.

Aleksa family genealogy
Patricia Aleksa McCaslin
John “Bob” Aleksa
Classmates of John Aleksa
History of the Aleksa family

Collection Information:

Size of Collection: 2 folders
Collection Dates: 1933-1983
Provenance: John Aleksa, Oaklandon, IN 29 Nov. 1983
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

Photocopying Policy:

Manuscript materials CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in their entirety. Photocopies and/or digital images cannot exceed 25% of a collection or a folder within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Check with a Manuscript Librarian for other options.