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CRA271 -- Michael Kapnas Papers


1.00 Linear Feet
September 1987
Revised July 1999
Revised March 2000

This collection (1949-1986) comprises two primary series of records. First, a group of public information files from Gary's Naval Reserve Training Center (1949-1971) contains press releases and local newspaper articles detailing information on enlistment, training activities, and procedures of the local U.S. Naval Reserve. A sub-series of USNR photographs compliments the PR files. (Michael Kapnas served over twenty-five years with the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserve, primarily as a public information officer). Second, a series of advertising account portfolios from the firm of Michael Kapnas and Associates offers helpful data on businesses and economic development in Merrillville--the files comprise newsclippings written by the Kapnas firm.

Series: United States Naval Reserve, Gary
Box Description
1 Historical Information, Michael G. Kapnas, (1950-1971)
Historical Information, Naval Reserve Units, Gary, 1951, 1956, 1999
Press Releases, Naval Reserve Surface Division 9-37, Gary (1955-1962)
Press Releases, Naval Reserve Fleet Division 9-15, Gary, (1964-1971)
Press Releases, Naval Reserve Group Command 9-75, Gary, 1964 1971
Project File, Visit of Admiral Angulo, Navy of Chile, 1970

Series: Kapnas Advertising Accounts
Box Description
1 Brochure, Kapnas Associates, 1982
Newclippings, Lake County School Employees Federal Credit Union, 1971-1973
Newsclippings, St. Mary Federal Credit Union, 1972
Newsclippings, American Business Women's Association, Indiana Chapter, 1973
Newsclippings, Andover Management Corporation, (1980-1985)
Newsclippings, Lake County Court House Foundation, 1981-1982
Newsclippings, Merrillville Rotary Club, 1982-1987
Newsclipping, Summerfest, 1982
Newsclipping, Grecian Festival, 1983
Newsclipping, Health and Fitness Fair, 1984
Newsclippings, Reserve Officers Association of Northwest Indiana, 1984-1986
Newsclipping, Popeyes Fried Chicken Restaurant, Griffith, 1984
Newsclippings, New Moon Restaurant, Merrillville, 1985-1986
1 Newsclipping, Small Business Workshop, 1985
Newsclipping, Brittany Lynne Abraham Fund, 1986
Newsclipping, Merrillville Bridal Fair
Newsclipping, Southlake Mall Antique Show
Newsclipping, Southlake Mall Business Ideas Expo, 1986
Newsclipping, Southlake Mall Home and Energy Show, 1986
Program, Froebel High School, Class of 1943, 25th Reunion, 1968; Classes of 1939-1944, Reunion, 1991
Program, Southlake Center for Mental Health, Eighth Anniversary, 1985

Subject Tracings

  • Armed Forces
  • Business
  • Chacharis, George (photo)
  • Churches
  • Community Organizations
  • Entertainment
  • Ethnic Groups
  • Froebel School
  • Holiday Star Theater
  • Housing
  • Kovachik, [Mayor] (photo)
  • Merrillville, Indiana
  • Parades
  • Southlake Mall
  • Swartz, Eugene (photo)
  • United States Naval Reserve
  • Veterans
  • World War I