Raised just outside Cincinnati, in the rural community of Rossmoyne, Ohio, Aaron Belford Thompson, Priscilla Jane Thompson, and Clara Ann Thompson wrote poetry that addressed Black American life in the early twentieth century. In their time, they were hailed as literary celebrities in the Cincinnati and Indianapolis Black communities, but they never managed to attain mainstream attention. This book presents three of their poetry collections-Aaron's Harvest of Thoughts, Priscilla's Gleanings of Quiet Hours, and Clara's Songs from the Wayside, all initially published in 1907-1908-as a snapshot into the artistic and political interests of this talented family of poets.
This novel is a semi-autobiographical work of fiction by Sara Cornelius Allison, wife of Indianapolis businessman and co-founder of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway James Allison. The work details the tumultuous relationship of the Allison family set within the the city of Indianapolis, on the Allison estate which is now owned by Marian University. and This work written by Sara Cornelius Allison, 1875-1938, was digitized and made available online by Hackelmeier Memorial Library staff in 2010. The digitization standards used are: Full View: 600 ppi jpg; Archived: 600 ppi tiff.