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Gertrude H. Cregor papers

 Collection — Folder: S0318
Identifier: S0318

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence and other documents received by Mrs. Gertrude H. Cregor of Indianapolis, Indiana from 1952 to 1953. Along with several personal letters, the collection also contains a letter from the Christamore Aid Society regarding its 1952 Spring Follies (January 7, 1952); a flyer for the "Music In the Cold War" program (1953); a letter from the Indianapolis Piano Teachers' Association's president (August 25, 1953); a letter from the Woman's Auxiliary of the Indiana State Medical Association regarding the convention to be held at French Lick (September 23, 1953); a letter and schedule of meetings from the St. Thomas Aquinas Discussion Club (October 3, 1953); and a 1953 Wheeler City Rescue Mission Thanksgiving letter and a Wheeler Mission News newsletter (Vol. 1, no. 3).


  • 1952-1953


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

Gertrude Margaret Horn was born on August 23, 1883 at Valparaiso, Indiana to Peter and Sarah Horn. She was a graduate of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and held a graduate degree from Valparaiso University. She studied piano in Vienna and was a concert pianist, accompanist and teacher of music. She married Frank W. Cregor (1873-1942), a physician and dermatologist in Indianapolis, on September 24, 1913 and they had two children. Well known in music circles, Mrs. Cregor served as president of many music organizations. In the 1930s she helped organize the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and at the end of World War II, she organized the Music for Hospitals program in Marion County to provide musical programs to patients of the veterans hospitals. She passed away on May 24, 1962.

Sources: "Gertrude M. Horn." Indiana Marriages, 1810-2001. Accessed November 20, 2017.

"Mrs. Cregor Dies During Florida Visit. Indianapolis Star (IN), May 26, 1962. Accessed November 20, 2017.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

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


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/11/20 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2017/11/20 by Laura Eliason.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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