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Nellie Coats oral history transcript

 Collection — Container: OH060
Identifier: OH060

Scope and Contents

This collection contains 1 transcript of an interview with Nellie Coats about the formation and growth of the Indiana State Library, construction of the new building, and changing archival and library methods and policies.


  • 1975/02/04

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

Nellie Coats worked in the Indiana State Library in some form from 1923 to 1958. She was born in Battle Ground, Indiana. Coats graduated from Purdue University in 1915. After working in the library, which then resided in the state house, she helped organize the library as it now exists. She died in January 1977.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 transcript)


This collection includes one transcript.

Custodial History

This collection was donated to Rare Books and Manuscripts by Hazel W. Hopper and Randall W. Jehs during 1977.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed by Claire Rutledge during March 2012. EAD finding aid completed by Bethany Fiechter on 2019/07/02.
Nellie Coats oral history transcript
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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