Be sure to check out Bob Gilyeat’s blog “Notes From the Indiana State Archives!” Bob is one of our dedicated volunteers who comes in twice a week to process Dissolved Corporation packets. He makes interesting notations and adds historical context for many of the companies he finds.
Did you know Booth Tarkington once worked as an Insurance Manager for the Central Oil Company, or that Carl Fisher once sold bicycles?
Bob’s blog is a wonderful resource for Indianapolis Historians and genealogists. You’ll find notes on early manufacturing companies, African-American businesses, and much more. Read his notes, and if you want to explore other early corporations stop by the Indiana Digital Archives and check out the always expanding Dissolved Corporations index.