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Arcada Balz collection

Identifier: L009

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence, notes, articles, and other materials from Arcada Balz in Indiana ranging from 1928 to 1959, relating to the following organizations: the Indiana Federation of Women’s Cubs, New Harmony Memorial Commission, and the Fauntleroy House (1934–1964). The collection also contains papers relating to her work in the Indiana Senate, family correspondence, and her genealogical research. There is also a paper on the Edworthalean Society, a woman’s club in Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana and two oversize folders containing Arcada Balz's school diplomas and appointment certificates (1899-1952); her marriage certificate (1905/11/20); and Arcada Balz, Scottish Rite, Supreme Council, Master Mason certificate (1900/11/22).


  • 1928-1959


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Arcada Balz, born circa 1880, was active in the Indiana Federation of Women’s Clubs, where she served as president (1935–1937). Balz was also president of the New Harmony Memorial Commission (1939–1950s). Aside from her organizational work, she was involved in politics. Balz was elected as a Republican to the Indiana Senate, where she served from 1943 to 1950. Shez was married to Frederick C. Balz, owner of the Star Millinery Company in Indianapolis, Indiana. Balz died in 1973.


1.09 Cubic Feet (3 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize folders)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Related Archival Material

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

B028: Arcada Balz school diplomas and appointment certificates

OBC088: Arcada Balz marriage and Scottish Rite certificates

Processing Information

Collection processing completed by Brent Abercrombie during 2010/05. EAD finding aid revised 2021/11/24 by Lauren Patton.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.