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Frank Marshall Moorman papers

Identifier: L111

Scope and Contents

This collection includes photographs, certificates, newspaper articles, recipes, an autograph book, scrapbooks, and correspondence from Frank Marshall Moorman and others in Lafayette and Indianapolis, Indiana and France ranging from 1879 to 1952, regarding family matters, club business, education, university life, and military orders, ranks and service during World War I.


  • 1879-1952; 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

Frank Marshall Moorman was born in Covington, Indiana, on July 30, 1894, the only son of Robert R. and Anna (Yount) Moorman. He attended Purdue University, graduating in 1918 with a degree in Agriculture. While at Purdue, Moorman was a member of the Cadet Corps and attained the rank of captain.

Following graduation, Moorman enlisted in the army at Camp Taylor, Kentucky May 15, 1918, and was commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant August 26, 1918. After receiving training at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis, Moorman joined the 813 Pioneer Regiment, Infantry, which was sent to France as part of the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I. He participated in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive on the Western Front and was honorably discharged August 4, 1919.

Moorman lived in Kansas City, Missouri in 1920, working as a salesman for an auto company. He returned to in Indianapolis, Indiana, working at Republic Coal and Coke Co. as a salesman and manager. In 1930, he was kidnapped and left tied to a fence in Nora, as his car was stolen; he released himself and found help. Moorman was active in many clubs and was a lieutenant colonel in the Officers Reserve Corps of the United States Army. Moorman died December 20, 1968 and is buried in Maxville Cemetery, Maxville, Randolph County, Indiana. Sources:

Information found within the collection. "Frank M. Moorman." 1920 United States Federal Census. Accessed January 27, 2016. "Frank M. Moorman." Ohio Military Men, 1917-1918. Accessed January 27, 2016. "Frank Marshall Moorman." The Debris, Purdue University Yearbook, 1918. Accessed January 27, 2016. "Frank Marshall Moorman." U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Accessed January 27, 2016. "Frank M. Moorman." Find a Grave Memorial. Accessed January 27, 2016.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from F. M. Moorman in 1971.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2013/05 by Jamie Dunn. EAD finding aid created 2016/01/27 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid revised 2018/10/15 by Brittany Kropf.
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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.