Inventory

THE BOOK OF TERRE HAUTE
Dates: 1920-1921
Accession Number: 971020A
Description: One flat storage box


Content and Scope of Collection

The Book of Terre Haute was a monthly magazine published by the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce from August 1920 to September 1921. It began as a project of the Publicity Committee under the chairmanship of A.R. King when J. B. Pfister served as president of the Chamber. Although one of the functions of the publication was to inform members of the Chamber of Commerce about their own city, more than fifteen hundred copies were sent out each month to all fifty states and to many foreign countries as a favorable advertisement of Terre Haute as a thriving city.

Each month the magazine focused on a special theme which was subtitled on the front cover. But each issue also contained an editorial section, information on Chamber of Commerce activities, local ads, and short pieces covering local interests, such as real estate and business. Although a few articles have by-lines, most articles are not signed and the author remains unknown.

In March 1921, new officers were elected and Milton E. Herz served as the Chamber's president. By September of that year the Board of Directors instructed the Publicity Committee to suspend publication.

This collection contains ten issues of The Book of Terre Haute (it appears issues number 9, 13, and 14 are missing). For related material, see Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce (accession #821013), Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce Publications (accession #970826) and Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce Commercial Club (OV 4).


Access to The Book of Terre Haute Online

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Flat Storage Box

 

 

 

 

Folder 1

The Book of Terre Haute, Vol. 1, No. 1
 (3 copies)

"Our Matchless Transportation Facilities"

Includes information on railroads, trolley lines, highways.

Aug. 1920

 

 

 

Folder 2

The Book of Terre Haute, Vol. 1, No. 2
 (3 copies; 1 fragment)

"Terre Haute's Rich Natural Resources"

Includes information on coal, coke and gas,
shale, water, oil, sand and gravel.

Sept. 1920

 

 

 

Folder 3

The Book of Terre Haute, Vol. 1, No. 3
(1 copy)

"Our Magnificent Colleges and Schools"

Includes information on Terre Haute public
school system, Indiana State Normal School,
Rose Polytechnic Institute, St. Mary's-of-
the-Woods College, King Classical School,
Terre Haute business colleges

Oct. 1920

 

 

 

Folder 4

The Book of Terre Haute, Vol. 1, No. 4
(2 copies)

"Parks, Boulevards and City Planning"

Nov. 1920

 

 

 

Folder 5

The Book of Terre Haute, Vol. 1, No. 6
(3 copies)

"The Agricultural Aspects of an Empire"

Includes information on the soil, climate,
livestock and crops of twenty counties
in Indiana and Illinois.

Jan. 1921

 

 

 

Folder 6

The Book of Terre Haute, Vol. 1, No. 7
(2 copies)

"An Optimistic Financial Review"

Includes information on banks, trust companies,
building and loan associations.

Feb. 1921

 

 

 

Folder 7

The Book of Terre Haute, Vol. 1, No. 8
(2 copies--one is without a cover)

"Terre Haute as a Distributing Point"

Includes information on wholesale and jobbing
business in Terre Haute, such as groceries,
candy, coffee, meat, lumber, dry goods.

March, 1921

 

 

 

Folder 8

The Book of Terre Haute, Vol. 1, No. 10-11
(1 copy, no cover)

["The City Beautiful"]

Includes information on "parks, shady suburbs,
and well kept homes" (Allendale, Edgewood Grove, Deming Park, Shades State Park).

May/June 1921

 

 

 

Folder 9

The Book of Terre Haute, Vol. 1, No. 12
(1 copy)

"Terre Haute, The Heart of Scenic America'"

Includes information on state parks, scenic
spots and resorts in Indiana and Illinois.

July 1921

 

 

 

Bound volumes:

The Book of Terre Haute,

 

Aug. 1920

 

*The Book of Terre Haute, Vol. 1, No. 5

"Varied Character of our Industries"

(Includes information on manufacturing companies, iron and steel, glass, garment industries.)

Dec. 1920

 

 

 
 

The Book of Terre Haute

The Book of Terre Haute

Feb. 1921

March 1921