Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Dillinger On Display in Indy

An exhibition of media related to John Dillinger and his gang, including newly rediscovered documents, photos and testimonials, goes on display tomorrow (15 July) through 31 December 2009 at the Indiana State Library, 315 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis. Admission is free.

The exhibit was produced by students from the Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis with the assistance of Exhibit House through a grant from the Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis Solution Center. Historical materials used for the exhibit come from the collections from the Indiana State Archives, the Indiana State Library, the Indianapolis Star, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Features of the exhibit include letters and official state documents pertaining to Dillinger from the Indiana Department of Correction, the Indiana State Police, the Governor's Office, and the offices of the Attorney General and Secretary of State. Materials from the Indianapolis Star include original depression-era photographs and articles about Dillinger and his gang.

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