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CRA021 -- Porter County Collection
  
Calumet Regional Archives

Inventory

2.0 Linear Feet
August 1994
Revised 1995 (January, April)
Revised September 1996
Revised 1997 (September, December)
Revised 1998 (February, March, October)
Revised June 1999
Revised June 2000
Revised June 2001
Revised 2002 (July, September), February 2007; February 2018


Box File Description
1 1 Fact Sheet, Porter County, n.d.
2 Booklet, Porter County Visitor Guide, 1996
2a Booklet, Indiana Dunes Tourism: Waves of Progress," 2011
2b Booklet, "A Natural Wonder: Porter County, Indiana Ecotourism Guide," n.d.
3-4 Report, Shaping the Future of Porter County: Selected Social Indicators, 1973 (2 copies)
5 Report, Population and Housing Profile, Porter County, Indiana, 1973
6 Surveys, Occupational Wage Surveys, Porter County, 1980-1982
7-10 Plat Books, Porter County, n.d., (1966-1971), 1973-1974, (1976-1982)
11 Brochure, Passport to Parks Capital, Porter County, Indiana, 1989
11a Brochure, The Brown Mansion, n.d.
11b Brochure, Museums of Porter County, n.d.
12 Promotional Booklet, Westchester Area, c. 1969
13 Guidebook, Chesterton, Porter, and the Indiana Dunes, 1986, 1987-1988
14 Booklet, With Captain David Porter or "How We Got Our Name", by John D. Wolf, n.d.
1 15 Calendar, Porter County, 1986
16 Booklet, The Kankakee River, n.d.
17

Articles, Various, Porter County History, by William A. Briggs, Duneland Notes, (1952-1968). Note: Additional Duneland Notes (1954-1989) are located in file cabinet next to Yearbooks cabinets.

  1. Mound Builders and Indians in Porter County
  2. Some Early History of Porter County
  3. Mills in Porter County
  4. Geological History of Porter County
  5. The Early Post Offices in Porter County
  6. Taverns, Our First Hotels, in Early Porter County
  7. The Underground Railroad; Crisman Station
  8. The Devil's Punchbowl
17a Article, "The Story of our First Railroad," Chesterton Tribune, W.A. Briggs, March 9, 1939
18 Manuscript, A History of Porter County, Indiana, by William A. Briggs, n.d.
19 Minutes, Porter County Centennial, Inc., 1936
20 Pamphlet, Porter County Centennial, 1936 (2 copies)
21 Calendar, Historical Society of Porter County (with photos of Porter County Court House, 1882-1934), 1976-1977
22 Interim Report, Porter County, Indiana Historical Sites and Structures Inventory, 1991
23 Program, Dedication Service, Memorial to Charles Osborn, 1958
24 Brochure, The Sinking of the J.D. Marshall, 1991
25 Leaflets, Morgan Family, 1990



Series: The Arts
Box File Description
1 26 Booklet, Public Art and Porter County, 1978



Series: Business / Industry
Box File Description
1 27 Dairy Goat Newsletter, October 1984
28 Pamphlets, Porter Memorial Hospital, ca. 1980, 1993
29 Anniversary Booklet, Porter Memorial Hospital, 1989, 1992
30 Letters, Notifications of Port Site, 1961
31 Pamphlets/Reports, Port of Indiana, 1964-1965, n.d.
32 Programs, Dedication, Port of Indiana, 1970
33 Newsletters, Tide-ings, 1983
33a Book, Hospital Study, Porter County, Indiana, April 1972



Series: Parks
Box File Description
1 34 Brochures, Indiana Dunes State Park, (1930-1933), 1989, n.d.
35

Pamphlets/Articles, Bailly Homestead, (1922-1984), 1996

35a Article, "Alice Gray, Woman of the dunes," Chesterton Tribune, 2009
35b Booklet, Dunes Learning Center information, 2013



Series: Schools
Box File Description
1 36 Brochure, Harlan A. Siegesmund Liberty Township Alumni Scholarship, 1996 (also contains history of education in Liberty Township)



Series: Various
Box File Description
1 37 Article, "The Influence of a Combined Sewage Outfall on the Chemical and Biological Quality of Salt Creek, Porter County, Indiana," Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science, 1983
38 Newsarticles, General, Porter County, 1995-
39 Newsarticle, "Suicides, Homicides, Increase in County", The Times, January 3, 2002
40 Newsarticle, "When Worlds Collide," Times, September 29, 1997 (Housing Boom, South Porter County)
41 Newsarticle, "Artist-Author 'Discovered' the Dunes", (Earl H. Reed, Sr.), Gary Post-Tribune, April 22, 1956
42 Newsarticle, "Earl Reed of Sugar Bush Farm," Post-Tribune, January 22, 1961
43 Newsarticles, Burns International Harbor/Port of Indiana, 1967-1982
44 Newsarticle, "Porter County’s Little Crossroads Church", Post-Tribune, January 13, 1963
45 Newsarticle, "Courage to Bear Life’s Crosses", (Seven Dolors Shrine), Post-Tribune, August 7, 1948
46 Newsarticle, "How Coffee Creek Got Its Name", no i.d., n.d.
47 Newsarticle, Site of Huakiki, Pottawatomie Village, n.d.
48 Newsarticle, "Was Tassinong One of Earliest Settlements?", Vidette-Messenger, May 23, 1974
49 Newsarticle, "Revolutionary War Battle Fought in Dunes State Park", n.d.
1 50 Newsarticle, "Hidden Staircase Hints at House’s History" (Underground Railroad), Post-Tribune, January 15, 1973
51 Newsarticle, "The Old Dunlap Mansion-Landmark of Victorian Era", Post-Tribune, July 16, 1970
52 Newsarticle,"Dunes Tourist Attractions Swept Away By Time", Vidette-Messenger, December 11, 1985
53 Newsarticle, "Coronado Lodge: Dislodging a Landmark", Vidette-Times, May 18, 1998
54 Newsarticle, "Porter County’s Historic Grist Mill", Post-Tribune, June 5, 1960
55 Newsarticle, "‘Museum Traces Porter County History From Bailly to Bronco John", Post-Tribune, February 23, 1964
2 1 Newsarticle, "Historical Society Seeks Members", (Pleasant Township/Baum’s Bridge Lodge), The Times, July 21, 2000
  1a Paper, The History of Dunn's Bridge, Mary Spoor, May 7, 2003
2 Newsarticle, "A Fertile Social Conscience Sows County Park Idea," (Sunset Hill Farm) Post-Tribune, May 16, 1983
2a Article, collection of accounts of the Woodville Trainwreck in 1906, n.d.



 
Box File Description
2 11a Porter County Plat Book, 1992.
  11b Yearbooks, Westchester Middle School, 1993-1994.
  11c Book, Westchester Township, Porter County, Indiana Survey Maps and Surveyor Notes, (1830, 1834)
   
Series: Boone Grove
  12 Paper, Boone Grove, Indiana, ca. 1989
13 Newsarticles, "Boone Grove 100th Like Family Reunion", Post-Tribune, June 26, 1983



Series: Burns Harbor
Box File Description
2 14 Newsletters, Town of Burns Harbor, 2000-
15 Historical Notes, "Burns Harbor, Indiana", by William W. Meyer, 2002



Series: Dune Acres
Box File Description
2 16 Telephone Directory, Dune Acres, 1987
17 Booklet, Dune Acres 75th Anniversary Celebration: The History of Dune Acres, 1998
17a Book, Recipes & Rememberance: Honoring the 75th Anniversary of Dune Acres, 1997
18 Leases, Dune Acres Properties, 1924, 1927 (signed by William A. Wirt, A. P. Melton, and C. V. Ridgely)
18a

Catalog, Richardson Environmental Education Center, n.d.

18b Newsarticle, "Club HOuse by the lake," Gary Post Tribune, September 14, 2008
18c Newsarticle, "Dune Acres in spotlight," Gary Post Tribune, September 14, 2008
18d Flyer, "Dunes Acres, The Early Years," 2008



Series: Furnessville
Box File Description
2 19 Greeting Card, The Lewry Store, 1872-1922
20 Articles, Furnessville, 1956, 1984



Series: Ogden Dunes
Box File Description
2 21 Pamphlet, Ogden Dunes Homes, 1993
  23a Newsarticle, "On the Brink of Oblivion, Post-Tribune, March 13, 2003
  23b Booklet, The Dunes Beaches: A History of Ogden Dunes, 1976
  23c Book, Master Plan: Town of Ogden Dunes, 1947
  23d Book, A History of Ogden Dunes, 1976
  23e Booklet, "The Cash Family in Ogden Dunes," The Hour Glass, Dick Meister, 2013
  23f Magazine, Article, "Tragic November: Ogden Dunes Shipwreck, " Lake Michigan Shore, Jeremy Gantz, 2008
  23g Card, Ogden Dunes, n.d.



Series: South Haven
Box File Description
2 24 Newsarticles, South Haven, 1979, 1996



Oversize
  • Newspapers, Porter County Sesquicentennial, 1986
  • Plat, Ogden Dunes (copy), 1927
  • Calendars, Chesterton State Bank, 1991
  • Newspaper, Port of Indiana Opening, Post-Tribune, July 16, 1970
  • Newspaper, Salute to Porter County and Steel, Post-Tribune, July 25, 1963
  • Map, (1), Porter County, Township 34N, Ranges 6 & 7W, 1942
  • Newspapers, Progress 1999, Duneland News, February 26, 1999
  • Poster, "Duneland Harvest Festival, September 26-28, 1986, Chesterton, Indiana"
  • Atlases, (3), Standard Atlas of Porter County, Indiana, 1906, 1921

Subject Tracings

  • Architecture--Porter County
  • Arts
  • Bailly Homestead
  • Beverly Shores
  • Boone Grove
  • Burns Harbor
  • Business
  • Chesterton
  • Churches, Porter County
  • Demographic surveys
  • Dune Acres
  • Farms
  • Furnessville
  • Grist mills
  • Harbors
  • Hebron
  • Housing--Porter County
  • Indiana Dunes State Park
  • Kankakee River
  • Kouts
  • Morgan family
  • Native Americans
  • Ogden Dunes
  • Parks--Porter County
  • La Petit Fort
  • Port of Indiana
  • Portage
  • Porter, Indiana
  • Porter County
  • Porter Memorial Hospital
  • Post roads
  • Postal service--Porter County
  • Pottawatomi Indians
  • Rivers
  • Roads
  • Salt Creek (Porter County)
  • Seven Dolors Shrine
  • Shipwrecks
  • South Haven
  • Tassinong
  • Taverns (Inns)
  • Town of Pines
  • Underground Railroad
  • Valparaiso
  • Wheeler, Indiana