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Claude Mason photograph album

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: P028

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a photograph album with snapshots from Claude Mason in Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from 1901 to 1914 and undated regarding his day-to-day life, family, friends, holidays, recreational activities, and various sites concerning his work as a civil engineer. There is also an envelope with loose photographs from the album.


  • 1901-1914, undated


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

Claude Chamberlin Mason was born March 9, 1884 to George W. and Lucy Jane (Chamberlin) Mason in Indianapolis, Indiana and had a younger sister named Clarissa Marie (1886-1968). In 1910, he worked as a shoe print draftsman. His World War I draft card describes him as a short, slender, white man with black hair and brown eyes. Mason married Stella Adella Fickinger (1886-1957) on August 26, 1918 in Marion County, Indiana. By 1920, Mason was employed a civil engineer who worked for the Indianapolis Board of Public Works and designed the sewer system for the city, before working on street railways. He died on April 21, 1963 and was buried in Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis.


Item in the collection. "Claude Mason." 1910 United States Federal Census. Accessed June 23, 2021. "Claude Mason." 1920 United States Federal Census. Accessed June 23, 2021. "Claude Mason." 1930 United States Federal Census. Accessed June 23, 2021. "Claude Mason." Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2011. Accessed June 23, 2021. "Claude Mason." Indiana, U.S., Select Marriages Index, 1748-1993. Accessed June 23, 2021. "Claude Mason." U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Accessed June 23, 2021. "Claude Chamberlin Mason." Find A Grave Memorial. Accessed June 23, 2021.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 small oversize box)

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This collection consists of one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Marie A. McDaniel.


No further additions are expected.

Historical Context Note

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Processing Information

Collection processed and finding aid completed by Ruth Light in 2006 October. Finding aid updated by Laura Eliason on 2015/11/06. Collection reprocessed and EAD finding aid created 2021/06/23 by Brittany Kropf.
Claude Mason photograph album
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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