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Mary Rigg collection

Identifier: L134

Scope and Contents

The collection consists correspondence, postcards, cards, reports, financial records, and clippings from Mary Rigg and World War II soldiers active in the American Settlement in Indiana, the United States, and abroad, ranging from 1924 to 1964, undated, regarding social service organizations such as the American Settlemetn and Southwest Social Centre.


  • 1924-1964


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

Mary Rigg was an Indianapolis social worker and director of the American Settlement, a settlement house for immigrants on Indianapolis’s west side (1924-1939). Rigg was also director of its successor, the Southwest Social Center, on the southwest side of the city from 1939 to 1961.


0.6 Cubic Feet (2 manuscript boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from the Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center during May 1975.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed by Brent Abercrombie during October 2009. Collection reprocessing completed 2024/06/10 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid revised 2024/06/10 by Brittany Kropf.


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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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