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Anna E. Kruger papers

 Collection — Folder: S0791
Identifier: S0791

Scope and Contents

This collection includes photocopies of an essay about William Bratton, a member of the Lewis & Clark Expedition and later resident of Waynetown, Indiana, written by his great-granddaughter, Maud Bratton Chesterson, and read at the Daughters of 1812 meeting at Indianapolis, Indiana on April 12, 1931. The research for Mrs. Chesterson's article was done by Anna Kruger and the collection contains photocopies of Anna's essay on William Bratton (ca. 1930s) as well as her essay on the history of Waynetown that she read before the Pi Mu Research Club of Waynetown on February 19, 1947. Other items in the collection include a photocopy of an August 18, 1955 letter written to the Missouri Historical Society regarding William Bratton and photocopies of Miss Kruger's obituary and two memorial articles written upon her death on November 22, 1965.


  • 1931-1965


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

Anna Elizabeth Marie Kruger lived most of her life in Montgomery County, Indiana. Born at Crawfordsville on April 20, 1886, she and her family later moved to Waynetown. Anna graduated from the Crawfordsville Business College in 1902 and worked as a stenographer in Indianapolis for 20 years before returning to Waynetown. She was a newspaper correspondent for several papers including the Indianapolis News, Crawfordsville Journal & Review, Lafayette Journal & Courier, and the Waynetown Despatch. She was an active member of her church and social clubs and was a noted local historian. Miss Kruger passed away at the age of 79 on November 22, 1965.


Information found within collection.

"Anna Kruger, 79, Despatch Writer, Dies After Fall." Waynetown Despatch (IN), November 25, 1965.


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 Anna Kruger and others.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/02/06 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2017/02/06 by Laura Eliason.
Anna E. Kruger papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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