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Clarence Edward Benadum collection

 Collection — Folder: S0101
Identifier: S0101

Scope and Contents

The collection contains one typed letter signed by Clarence Edward Benadum sent to Margaret Donnell of the Indiana State Library regarding autographing the library’s copy of Blackshirt.


  • 1935


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

Clarence Edward Benadum was born on June 7, 1889, in Delaware County, Indiana. His parents were Spencer H. and Cora E. Milhollin Benadum. He was graduated from Valparaiso University. Benadum married Mary B. Brandt on June 28, 1917. He had various careers in the West before beginning his career as a lawyer. Benadum served in the field artillery during World War I after which he returned to private practice specializing in criminal and damage cases. He was elected to Prosecuting Attorney of Delaware County in 1919 and held that position for two terms. His law firm, Benadum and Cecil, was located in Muncie, Indiana. He was a member of the Delaware County Bar Association and the Indiana Bar Association of which he was an organizer and president. In addition to his law career, Benadum was also an author of two books, Blackshirt (1935) and Bates House (1951). He died on November 12, 1978.


Thompson, Donald E., comp. Indiana Authors and their Books, 1917-1966. Crawfordsville, IN: Wabash College, 1974.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation in 1948.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed by Christina Baich during November 2005. Finding aid revised by Edythe Huffman on 2015/11/13. EAD finding aid completed by Bethany Fiechter on 2018/05/11.
Clarence Edward Benadum collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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