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William L. Howard papers

 Collection — Folder: S690
Identifier: S0690

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a typed carbon copy of a document from William L. Howard in Logansport, Indiana in 1937 regarding job placement of high school graduates and a typed transcript of a radio broadcast with Robert S. Richey and DeWitt S. Morgan in Indianapolis, Indiana on 1938/09/23 regarding vocational guidance and education.


  • 1937

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

William Luther Howard was born December 23, 1901 in Indiana and was a native of Stockwell, Indiana. He married Elsie B. Gay in Tippecanoe County, Indiana on May 22, 1926 and they had one daughter. He received a bachelor's and master's degree from Purdue University and received his doctorate from Indiana University.

He was a teacher at the Logansport High School from at least 1924 to 1939 and was the Director of Guidance in 1937. He also was an administrator at high schools in Muncie, Bloomington, and Darlington, Indiana. He was a counselor and professor in the School of Education at Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana. After he retired in 1968, he worked for the Indiana Chapter of Certified Public Accountants.

He was chair of the faculty athletic committee at Butler University, member of sever fraternities, Ancient Order of Scottish Rite and the Murat Shrine, vice president of the Indiana State Teachers Association, Indiana Chapter of the American Personnel and Guidance Association and the National Vocational Guidance Association. He received the Indiana State Counselor Education Award in 1971 and was awarded the National Vocation Guidance Association Award.

He died November 22, 1986 and is buried at the West Point Cemetery, West Point, Indiana.

"Howard, William L.". Indiana Biography Series, v. 95, p. 70, c. 3

"Howard, William L." U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989. Retrieved 2015/01/28.

"Howard, William Luther." U.S., Find a Grave Index. Retrieved 2015/01/28.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from William L. Howard on 1937/11/11.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/01/38 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2015/01/38 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.