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Harland L. Osgatharp collection

Identifier: L120

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of Harland L. Osgatharp’s diaries during World War II from January 1942 to December 1945. The diaries describe Osgatharp’s work in Civilian Conservation Corps camps, his enlistment, training, service in military hospitals, and his return to Otwell, Indiana. Also included in the diaries are his reminiscences of service in World War I. The collection also contains an undated address book.


  • 1942-1945


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

Harland Osgatharp was from Otwell, Pike County, Indiana. Osgatharp served as a private in the medical corps of the U.S. Army during World War II, as well as worked in Civilian Conservation Corps camps in Oregon (1941–1942). Osgatharp was stationed at Camp Lee, Virginia (1942–1945), North Africa (1943), and Italy (1944–1945).


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

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


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed by Brent Abercrombie during September 2009.
Harland L. Osgatharp
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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