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Mary Jane Lilly Flaningam papers

 Collection — Folder: S469
Identifier: S0469

Scope and Contents

This collection includes photocopies of autographed, signed letters from James Lilly ranging from 1848 to 1851 regarding family matters and daily life; a stock certificate of the Tipton-Cicero Township School Building Corporation; correspondence and programs concerning the 49th and 50th annual meetings of the 325th Field Artillery Association, including a roster of the members of the unit; and biographies of charter members of the Plum Grove Extension Homemakers Club charter members as of January 1999.


  • 1848-1999


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

Mary Jane Lilly Flaningam was born to Burl and Adna Lilly in Indiana in 1919 and lived in Tipton County, Indiana. She was the niece of Nelson Green Lilly, a veteran of World War I. She married Devon W. Flaningam with whom she had a daughter, lived in Crawfordsville, Indiana and wrote a number of publications (biographies and genealogies) about her family, people in Tipton County and the Plum Grove Extension Homemakers Club. She attended Wabash College and was graduated in 1940. She was a regent for the Evansville, Indiana chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution from 1992-1994.

Information found within the collection.

"Flaningam, Devon W.". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2014/12/19.

"Flaningam, Mary". U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989. Retrieved 2014/12/19.

"Flaningam, Mary Jane". Daughters of the American Revolution. Retrieved 2014/12/22.

"Flaningam, Mary Jane (Mrs. DeVon W.)". Wabash College Class Agents Letter. Retrieved 2014/12/22.

"Lilly, Mary Jane". 1940 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/12/19.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mary Jane (Lilly) Flaningam during 1979.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/12/19 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2014/12/19 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid revised 2015/04/01 by Edythe Huffman.


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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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