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Questions? Comments? Please feel free to send me an email! Troubled Waters is a passion project run by one individual, so it replies may not be immediate. 

Contact Person: Emily Reuben

Do you have any information you wish to contribute?

This project is seeking additional stories, photographs, videos, documents, and more! For a full list of ways to contribute to the Troubled Waters website and documentary, please click here.  

An essential aspect of this project is to highlight the experience of Hoosiers and to ensure history is well documented for future generations. To paint the most accurate, ethically honest account of the Riviera Club’s history (and on a larger scale, Indianapolis’ history) is best shared through those who have lived it.

Did you grow up in or around the Butler-Tarkington area? Or, are you a Hoosier who has visited the Riviera Club and experienced discrimination based on race or religion? Or were your experiences on the opposite side of the spectrum? Do you have positive associations with the Riviera you wish the share? I am still collecting testimonies from past and present members of the Riviera Club, Hoosiers who have experienced discrimination from the Riviera Club, and generally, anyone who wants to share anything about the club, its history, its current role in the Indianapolis community, and so forth. 

Additionally, if you are or were a member of other Indianapolis country clubs and have similar stories of discrimination, I would also be interested in hearing about your experiences. 

Please email Emily Reuben at if you are interested in sharing your story for this project!