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Greene family papers

 Collection — Folder: OBC220
Identifier: OBC220

Scope and Contents

This collection contains primarily certificates and diplomas for the Greene family from 1886-1933 in southern Indiana. Included are Helen Rose's diplomas from Southern Indiana Normal College and her teacher certification, Dessia Greene's diploma, teacher's license, and marriage license and certificate to Roy B. Harder, Ariel Greene's diplomas from Indiana Common Schools and Indiana University, and a vehicle title for a vehicle Ottis Greene purchased from his sister, Alma.


  • 1886-1933


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 / Historical

The Greene (or Green) family lived in Dubois County, Indiana, primarily Jasper. Ottis and Dessia Greene shared a father, Thomas Houston Greene, but different mothers. Ariel May Greene was the daughter of Ottis Greene and his wife, Maye R. Rose. Helen Rose was Maye Rose's sister. Dessia Greene married Roy B. Harder.


0.06 Cubic Feet (1 large oversize folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

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


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2019/05/16 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid created 2019/05/16 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.