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Mrs. Mary Lasecki letters

 Collection — Folder: S0806
Identifier: S0806

Scope and Contents

This collection includes 2 handwritten letters sent by Mrs. Mary Lasecki to Roger Bryant Francis, director of the South Bend Public Library, on January 19, 1966 and February 1, 1966. Her letters relate her childhood memories of South Bend and some brief memories of World War I. Mrs. Lasecki wrote the letters in response to the article, "Hunts Hoosier History in Personalities," that appeared in The South Bend Tribune on January 16, 1966.


  • 1966


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.

Historical Note

Thomas K. Krasean, an Indiana State Library field representative, conducted a "historical hunt" for Hoosier history in 1966. Krasean set out to collect letters, journals, diaries, maps, broadsides, photographs and manuscripts describing life in the South Bend area from the days as a territory until the time of the Sesquicentennial of Indiana's statehood in 1966. The emphasis of the collection was put on the personal aspect of the state's history, with a strong focus on tape-recorded statements from members of the community relating their experiences and recollections of the past. Persons interested in contributing documents were asked to contact Roger B. Francis, director of the South Bend Public Library.


Morrison, Laurance. "Hunts Hoosier History in Personalities." The South Bend Tribune (IN), January 16, 1966.


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 Mrs. Mary Lasecki, circa 1966.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/03/23 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2016/03/23 by Laura Eliason.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.