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Edward B. Bender collection

 Collection — Folder: S0102
Identifier: S0102

Scope and Contents

The collection contains photocopies of a notebook belonging to Edward B. Bender with expenses, transactions, schedule of the day and miscellaneous thoughts and quotes from 1897-1899.


  • 1897-1899


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

Edward Beecher Bender, son of Peter H. and Margarett A. Beck Bender, was born in Zionsville Indiana on December 7, 1872. The family moved to a farm just outside of Zionsville when Bender was two years old. After graduating from Zionsville High School in 1894, he obtained a teaching license. Bender then attended DePauw and Indiana Universities, earning an A.B. in 1901. He married Annie Ellen Smith on September 6, 1899. The couple had three sons Ranald, Smith, and Robert Bender. He married Alma Sickler in 1931, and later Lucille Starkey. Bender was a famer, and merchant, owner of Beecher and Laycock hardware. He was founder and director of the Boone County Rural Electric Membership Cooperative, R.E.M.C., from 1936-1966. Bender served in the Indiana Legislature in 1923, 1925, and 1927. He died January 23, 1971.


Oral History Transcript, October 31, 1968

Biographical Directory of the Indiana General Assembly, V.2, 1900-1984 p.34

Indianapolis Star, Jan 24, 1971, Sec 3, p.5

Ancestry Library. Indiana State Library. December 2011.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Edward B. Bender on 1968/11/14.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed by Sarah Pfundstein during January 2013. EAD finding aid completed by Bethany Fiechter on 2018/05/11.
Edward B. Bender 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.