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Herman G. Centlivre collection

 Collection — Folder: S0244
Identifier: S0244

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of copies of a letter from Joseph M. Bowman, Assistant to the Secretary of the Treasury, to Senator Birch Bayh and a letter to Centlivre from Robert J. Myers, Chief Actuary in the Social Security Administration. Both letters address an inquiry by Centlivre concerning the long-term solvency of the Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance programs (Social Security).


  • 1968


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

Herman G. Centlivre was born February 25, 1903, in Allen County, Indiana, to Charles and Frances Centlivre. He worked in advertising before joining the family brewery in Fort Wayne. Centlivre married Mary O’Dowd, with whom he had four children. Centlivre died in April 1987.


“Indiana Births, 1880-1920.” Ancestry. Accessed June 5, 2013.

National Archives and Records Administration. “1910, 1920, 1930, 1940 U.S. Census.” Ancestry. Accessed June 5, 2013.

Social Security Administration. “Social Security Death Index.” Ancestry. Accessed June 5, 2013.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Herman G. Centlivre in 1968.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed by Jamie Dunn during June 2013. EAD finding aid completed by Bethany Fiechter on 2018/05/11.
Herman G. Centlivre 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.