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Bess Day collection

 Collection — Folder: S0343
Identifier: S0343

Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence and biographical information from various numerous Indiana authors to Bess Day in Anderson, Indiana ranging in 1945 regarding the lives of those authors. The authors who responded to Day's inquiries for information include: Barbara Allee (daughter of author), Fannie B. Blumberg, Kate Gambold (Mrs. John A.) Dyer, Louise Embree, Clotilde Embree Funk, Helen Boyd (Mrs. William Robert) Higgins, Mable Leigh Hunt, Clara Ingram Judson, Ross F. Lockridge, Laura (Mrs. Philip R.) Long, Miriam E. Mason, Jeannette C. Nolan, Jane Dabney Shackelford, Caroline Dale Snedeker, Augusta Stevenson, Ann (Mrs. Sam) Weil, Katharine Gibson Wicks, and William E. Wilson.


  • 1945


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

Bess Day was the librarian at the Anderson Senior High School in Anderson, Indiana, in 1945. She wrote to Indiana authors requesting their biographical information to publish in the winter issue of the Library Occurrent.


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0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged alphabetically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Bess Day on 1946 January.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2013 December by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid created 2013 December by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised YYYY/MM/DD by [FirstName LastName].


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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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