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Katharine Watson Atkins oral history

 Collection
Identifier: OH004

Scope and Contents

This collection contains recorded oral history interviews with Katharine Atkins, conducted by F. Gerald Handfield for the Indiana State Library on October 11, 1977 and January 10, 1978. No transcript is available. The library has a digital copy of the audio.

Dates

  • 1977-1978

Creator

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

Katharine L. (Watson) Atkins was born June 12, 1902 to Phileman Mitchell and Genevieve M. (Bassel) Watson in Indianapolis, Indiana. On Febrary 18, 1922, she married Elias Cornelius Atkins (II), son of Henry C. and Sue (Winter) Atkins, on February 18, 1922 in Marion County, Indiana. They had two children together: Elias C. (III) and Ann Paxton. Her husband became the head of E.C. Atkins & Company, a world-renowned saw manufacturer founded in Indianapolis in 1856-1857 by his grandfather, for whom he was named. Katharine Atkins died in Indianapolis on July 20, 1993 and was buried in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Source:

Ancestry.com. "Katharine Atkins." 1930 United States Federal Census. Accessed September 9, 2015. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.

Ancestry.com. "Katharine Atkins." 1940 United States Federal Census. Accessed September 9, 2015. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.

Ancestry.com. "Cathryne L. Watson." 1910 United States Federal Census. Accessed September 9, 2015. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.

Ancestry.com. "Katharine L. Watson." Indiana, Marriage Collection, 1800-1941. Accessed September 9, 2015. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.

Ancestry.com. "Phileman Mitchell Watson." West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971. Accessed September 9, 2015. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.

Dunn, Jacob Piatt. "Elias C. Atkins." In Greater Indianapolis: The History, the Industries, the Institutions, and hte People of a City of Homes, vol. 2, 1054-1058. Indianapolis: Unigraphic, 1910.

Dunn, Jacob Piatt. "Henry C. Atkins." In Greater Indianapolis: The History, the Industries, the Institutions, and hte People of a City of Homes, vol. 2, 1058. Indianapolis: Unigraphic, 1910.

Extent

0.01 Cubic Feet (1 audiotape reel)

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was created by the Indiana State Library Oral History Project in 1978.

Accruals

No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2005/04 by Jennifer Duplaga. EAD finding aid created 2005/04 by Jennifer Duplaga. Collection reprocessing completed 2020/02/28. EAD finding aid revised 2015/09/09; 2020/02/28 by Brittany Kropf.

Creator

Title
Katharine Watson Atkins oral history
Status
Completed
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

Contact:
140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.
317-232-3671