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Clara Masteller papers

Identifier: L103

Scope and Contents

This collection includes letters, photographs, greeting cards, postcards, and newspaper clippings from Clara Schroeder Masteller and other authors in the United States and Germany; ranging from 1903 to 1957, regarding family history and life.


  • 1903-1957, 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

Clara Schroeder was born on January 15, 1892 to Henry J. and Helena Schroeder and grew up in Knox County, Indiana. She was the oldest of six children, including Ben G., Ester, Sophia, Herald, and Wallace. Schroeder married Paul Masteller, an Indianapolis house painter, around 1911, and they had one daughter, Beatrice. She wrote the Schroeder and Sander Family Histories, published in 1949. Clara Masteller died in February or March of 1974 in St. Petersburg, Florida at the age of 82.


Items in the collection. "Claire S. Masteller." 1930 United States Federal Census. Accessed February 22, 2016. "Clara Masteller." U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014. Accessed February 22, 2016. " Clara S. Masteller." Florida Death Index, 1877-1998. Accessed February 22, 2016. "Paul Masteller." 1930 United States Federal Census. Accessed February 22, 2016. "Clara Schroeder." 1910 United States Federal Census. Accessed February 22, 2016.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)

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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 Clara Schroeder Masteller on 1957/09/25.


No further additions are expected.

Related Archival Material

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Genealogy Division, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

ISLG 929.2 S381M: Schroeder and Sander family histories

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2012/09 by Brent Abercrombie. EAD finding aid created 2016/02/22 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid revised 2024/05/23 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.