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J. H. Aufderheide and Company letter

 Collection — Folder: S0039
Identifier: S0039

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a typed letter to the town board of Broad Ripple from Peter Delello, an employee of J. H. Aufderheide and Company. The letter discuses the fixing of the sidewalk on 60th street at the intersection with College Avenue, which ran along his property.


  • 1911


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.

Administrative History

The J. H. Aufderheide and Company was dedicated to publishing the works of Indiana ragtime musicians. John Henry Aufderheide, founder, began the company after his daughter, May Aufderheide, achieved great success with the ragtime classic, "Dusty Rag". John Aufderheide supported local arts and organizations and believed that he could contribute to the new music scene by operating a music publishing company. J.H. Aufderheide and Company became an important publisher of Indiana composers between 1908 and 1913.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection includes one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Willard Heiss on 1963/02/10.


No further additions are expected.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital reproductions of J. H. Aufderheide and Company letter are available electronically in Indiana Memory:

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed by Lucinda Barnhart in 2004. Finding aid revised by Brittany Kropf on 2015/11/12. EAD finding aid completed by Bethany Fiechter on 2018/05/02.
J. H. Aufderheide and Company letter
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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