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Robert W. Curry, "Courthouses of Indiana" photograph album

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: P039

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a photograph album from Robert W. Curry in Indiana circa 1940 with photographs depicting Indiana county courthouses.


  • circa 1940


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 creator of this photograph album, Robert W. Curry, was most likely the following individual:

Robert Wendell Curry, Sr. was born to Bryan Benjamin (1896-1981) and Blanche A. (Valentine) Curry (1898-1984) on August 29, 1917 in Switzerland County, Indiana. He graduated from Purdue University in 1939. He worked for Joseph E. Seagram and Sons Inc., 7th St. Road, Louisville, Kentucky in 1940. Curry was 5'10" with blue eyes and blond hair, according to his draft card. He was an engineer and spent most of his career at Naval Avionics in Indianapolis, Indiana, before retiring in 1973.

Curry was married twice, first to Nellie Lorene Whitehead (1917-2002), whom he later divorced, and then to Betty Jean Leisure (1926-1992) on January 23, 1982 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He and Nellie had a son, Robert Wendell, Jr. and a daughter, Victoria Valentine. Curry was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Vevay, Indiana as well as the Loyal Order of Moose. Curry died on October 3, 2010 (according to his headstone, though his obituary says 2011) in Texas and was buried at Vevay Cemetery in Vevay, Indiana.

Sources: "Robert W. Curry." 1920 United States Federal Census. Accessed July 21, 2021. "Robert W. Curry." 1930 United States Federal Census. Accessed July 21, 2021. "Robert Wendell Curry." Indiana, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1907-1940. Accessed July 21, 2021. "Robert Wendell Curry." Indiana, U.S., Marriage Certificates, 1960-2005. Accessed July 21, 2021. "Robert Wendell Curry." U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947. Accessed July 21, 2021. "Robert Wendell Curry Sr." Find A Grave Memorial. Access July 21, 2021.

"Robert W. Curry Sr.." Obituary. Accessed July 21, 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 Kenneth C. McDaniel and Anne M. Wenkauf on 2013/12/30.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/07/21 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid created 2021/07/21 by Brittany Kropf.
Robert W. Curry, "Courthouses of Indiana" 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.