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Eva Ione East papers

 Collection — Folder: S399
Identifier: S0399

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a typed, hand-corrected letter from C. Ear East in Bloomington, Indiana on 1974/12/29 regarding his cousin, Eva Ione East's death and her encounter with James Whitcomb Riley on November 6, 1903.


  • 1974/12/29


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

Eva Ione East was born in May of 1876 in Indiana to John Ransom and Matilda J. (Binkley) East (who were married in 1866). She was the youngest of four children. She was graduated from Bloomington High School in 1895 and attended Indiana University, joining the Pi Beta Phi Sorority. She was graduated from the Boston Conservatory of Music, with high honors, in 1900. She became a singer, church choir and Bloomington Choral Club director and music teacher. She died of insulin shock in at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana on July 9, 1923. She had resided in Bloomington, Indiana at the time of her death and was buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Bloomington, Indiana.

Information found within the collection.

"East, Eva". 1920 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/11/24.

"East, Eva". Bloomington Evening World July 10, 1923. Retrieved 2014/11/24.

"East, Eva I.". 1880 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/11/24.

"East, Eva I.". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2014/11/24.

"East, John R.". Indiana, Marriage Collection, 1800-1941. Retrieved 2014/11/24.


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 from Marcelle K. Foote.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/11/24 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2014/11/24 by Edythe Huffman


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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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