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George Asbury essay

 Collection — Folder: S0035
Identifier: S0035

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a copy of the essay "Observations on the Adult Illiterate Criminal in School," by George Asbury. In it, Asbury discusses how many criminals are illiterate and how an education could help them to become productive members of society. Asbury also reveals the results of a study done at the Indiana Reformatory on 64 men, whose academic progress was carefully examined. His goal was to show that criminal, or "defective," men could be reformed.


  • 1907


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

George B. Asbury served as principal of schools at the Indiana Reformatory in the early 1900s.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection includes one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from the Indiana Department of Public Welfare.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed by Jennifer Duplaga during November 2004. Finding aid revised by Bethany Fiechter on 2015/12/07. EAD finding aid completed by Bethany Fiechter on 2018/05/02.
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Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.