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Lois Fuller papers

 Collection — Folder: S494
Identifier: S0494

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a typed, signed letter from Lois Compton Fuller in New Castle, Indiana on December 18, 1934 regarding the donation of her autographed book, "When the World is New," to the Indiana State Library.


  • 1933

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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 / Historical

Lois Compton was born in New Castle, Indiana on November 6, 1886 and attended Radcliffe College. She married Joseph Vincent Fuller, with whom she had one child and who died in 1932. She successfully advocated for a library in New Castle and was the first board president. She was a poet, playwright and actress, and also the cofounder of the American Newspaper Guild in 1933. She taught at St. Mary's College (Notre Dame) in 1934. She died on May 10, 1977 and is buried in Arlington, Virginia.

"Fuller, Lois Compton".(1974) In Indiana Authors and Their Books, v. 2, 1917-1966. (224). Crawfordsville, IN: Wabash College. ISLI 16.810 B291I

"Fuller, Lois Compton". Indianapolis News, May 10, 1977, p. 29, c.1

"Fuller, Lois Compton". U.S. Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current. Retrieved 2013/10/08.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Ownership and Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.

General Note

Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2013/10/08 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2013/10/08 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.