Mitchell Printing Company photograph collection
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- circa 1911
- Mitchell Printing Company (Organization)
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James Whitcomb Riley took an interest in the shop in his early days and had a corner office in which to write poems--the paper printed many of Riley's first works. The company also produced books for large publishers, including Bobb-Merrill Co. of Indianapolis.
In the 1950s, long-time employee Darold Fleming, in partnership with others, purchased the Hancock Democrat and the Mitchell Printing Company, changing the company name to Mitchell-Fleming Printing Company and combining the Democrat with the Hancock Journal to form the Hancock County Journal Democrat. Upon Fleming's death in 1962, the newspaper was sold, but the family retained control of the printing company. The Mitchell-Fleming Printing Company operates out of Knightstown, Indiana as of 2013.
Roland, Greg. "'Extra-Extra Read All About It' History of Newspapers, Printing, and Publishing Company's." City of Greenfield, Indiana, November 2013. Accessed March 16, 2017. https://www.greenfieldin.org/residents/history-of-greenfield/1027-read-all-about-it-november-2013.
0.7 Cubic Feet (1 large clamshell box, 1 half-size manuscript box)
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- Mitchell Printing Company photograph collection
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