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Minnie S. Etter papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S0436

Scope and Contents

This collection includes autographed diary entries, photographs and mimeographed and carbon copies of short stories from Minnie S. Etter in Indiana circa 1904; undated, regarding family history and fictional stories.


  • 1904, undated

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

Minnie S. (Clodfelter) Etter was born to Mathias and Mary Clodfelter in Ripley Township, Montgomery County, Indiana on April 1, 1856, one of nine children. On September 24, 1877, she married Dr. Jacob Ricey Etter, with whom she had two children. Etter was a poet and well-schooled in literature. She served as a Universalist church member for fifty years. Her husband died in 1924. Etter died on August 3, 1925 and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Crawfordsville, Indiana.

Sources: "Clodfelter, Matthias". 1870 United States Federal Census. Accessed July 7, 2014. "Minnie Clodfelter." U.S. and Inernational Marriage Records, 1560-1900. Accessed July 7, 2014. "Minnie S. Etter." Find a Grave Memorial. Accessed July 7, 2014

"Minnie Etter." Crawfordsville Journal, August 3, 1925, 1.


0.02 Cubic Feet (2 folders)

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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 Merle E. Etter on 1969/05.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/07/07 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2014/07/07 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid revised 2020/11/10 by Brittany Kropf.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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