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Warren T. McCray collection

Identifier: L096

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of two drafts of Warren T. McCray's memoirs, written shortly after his release from prison, describing his family and childhood, agriculture and business interests, political campaigns, and governorship, facsimiles of documents from his trial on mail fraud charges, and his time served in federal prison.


  • 1923-1927


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

Warren T. McCray was Governor of Indiana from 1921 to 1924 until he resigned following his conviction for mail fraud in 1924. McCray served three years in federal prison in Atlanta, Georgia. Before becoming governor, McCray was associated with the Discount and Deposit Bank in Kentland, Newton County, Indiana and served as president from 1913 to 1920. McCray operated a chain of grain elevators and was a nationally known breeder of Hereford cattle.


0.6 Cubic Feet (2 manuscript boxes)

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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 C.E. Kohls on 1971/11/02.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/09/12 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid created 2016/09/12 by Lauren Patton.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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