Skip to main content

Evelyn Mae Craig papers

 Collection — Folder: S0309
Identifier: S0309

Scope and Contents

This collection includes autographed, signed letters in English and German, newspaper articles and an issue of the Ford Times from Evelyn Mae Craig and others, including William A. Holman, Filomena Gould, John Macdonald, Susan M. Ostrom, and Wayne Guthrie in Indiana, Toronto, Canada, and Washington, D.C., ranging from 1882 to regarding legislative business, a family tree, local history and personal achievements.


  • 1882-1963, undated


Language of Materials

Materials in German and English.

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

Evelyn Mae Craig was born to Dr. Albert Gallatin (1844–1908) and Laura Elizabeth (Houston) Craig (1857–1937) on February 4, 1875 in Kentucky, the younger of two children. She was graduated from Vassar College in 1897 and spearheaded the drive to establish the Switzerland County Public Library in Vevay, Indiana, resulting in a building partially funded by Andrew Carnegie. Craig was a trustee of the library for many years, beginning in 1916, serving in various offices. She was a member of the American Library Association and past president of the Indiana Library Trustees Association. Craig also wrote a history of the Indiana Public Library Trustees Association (ILTA). She served as county historian of Switzerland County and wrote articles for the Indiana Historical Society's Encyclopedia of Indiana History. Craig was also active in the Indiana Federation of Clubs. As ILTA president in 1925, she supported the legislation combining the Public Library Commission and the Indiana State Library and placing the organization under the Indiana State Library and Historical Board. Craig died on August 10, 1963 and was buried in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.

Sources: "Evelyn Craig." 1880 United States Federal Census. Accessed October 1, 2014. "Evelyn Craig." 1900 United States Federal Census. Accessed October 1, 2014. "Evelyn Mae Craig." Find a Grave Memorial. Accessed October 1, 2014.

"Miss Evelyn Craig, Library Founder, Dies." Indianapolis Star, August 12, 1963.

"Librarians, Trustees Conference." Library Occurrent (December, 1953): 348.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)


This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from DePauw University on 1972/12/20.


No further additions are expected.

Related Archival Material

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

S0410: Edward Eggleston collection

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/10/06 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2014/10/06 by Edythe Huffman.
Evelyn Mae Craig papers
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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