Harry D. Hartley

Harry D. Hartley
1903 – 1951
2 mss boxes

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

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Processed by: November 1997
Reprocessed by: Brent Abercrombie, January 2012


Biographical Note:

Harry D. Hartley, born in Indiana in 1882, served as the president of Pioneer Coal and Shaft Company, as well as president of the Piqua Savings Bank in Piqua, Miami County, Ohio. Upon moving to Indianapolis, Hartley served as president of the Turner Glass Company (ca. 1926 – 1930). Hartley worked as a business consultant, while handling his family’s investments. During World War II, Hartley served on the War Rationing Board in Indianapolis. Hartley was married to Alta Reeves Hartley. Harry Hartley died in 1959.


Information found within the collection.
Ancestrylibrary.com. 12/22/11.

Scope and Content Note:

The collection includes Hartley’s correspondence and papers regarding his family’s property (1925 – 1940), particularly property in Kokomo, Howard County, which was leased for an A & P grocery store in 1930. Also included is correspondence pertaining to his proposed book on the contributions of Hoosiers to the development of the United States and western civilization (1939 – 1951), and letters relating to an Indianapolis talk given by Arthur E. Morgan on his investigations into the Tennessee Valley Authority (1939). Also included are transcripts of the meetings of the Forward Club, organized by Hartley (1928, 1938) and master’s thesis written at Purdue University (1903).

Additionally, the collection contains scrapbook of clippings, pictures, and letters on the Reeves Pulley Company of Columbus, Bartholomew County, which manufactured automobiles in the early twentieth century.

Correspondents include Carl Fisher, Robert Forgan, Philip M. Hauser, Arthur E. Morgan, Frederick Von Nuys, and Herman B. Wells.

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.

Box and Folder Listing:

Box 1.  Correspondence

1. 1903, Purdue University Master’s Thesis – “A Study of the Comparative Strength of Different Grades of Hickory Lumber”
2. 1921 – 1932
3. 1933 – 1938
4. 1939 – 1951
5. No Date

Box 2.  Subject Material

1. Scrapbook Material
2. Reeves Pulley Co. & Automobile Material
3. “Time, Tubes, and Television”
4. Arthur E. Morgan Material
5. Lanier Home Material
6. Boulder Dam Material
7. New Harmony Material
8. 1st Meeting of the Forward Club, Dec. 6, 1928
9. Meeting of 1938 (4 copies)

Collection Information

Size of Collection: 2 mss boxes, 14 folders
Collection Dates: 1903 – 1951
Provenance: Unknown
Access : The collection is open for research use
Restrictions: None
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscripts and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in English
Alternate Formats: None
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