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Lorena M. Bumpas reminiscences pamphlet

 Collection — Folder: S0807
Identifier: S0807

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a copy of the document, "When Grandma Was a Little Girl," written by Lorena M. Bumpus circa 1986. Written when she was 77 years old, Mrs. Bumpus relates her experiences as a young girl growing up in Indiana. She speaks about her family, school, and everyday life during the early part of the 20th century. One story of note in her narrative is the encounter she and her father had with the Ku Klux Klan (KKK).


  • circa 1986


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

Lorena May Wright was born on November 5, 1908 at Fillmore, Indiana to Duward and Alice Wright. She married Lotus M. Bumpas (1901-1975) on November 20, 1926 and they had one son, Richard (1931-2004). Bumpas died on December 8, 1993.

Sources: "Lorena May Wright." Indiana Select Marriages Index, 1748-1993. Accessed April 21, 2016.

"Lorena M Wright Bumpas." Indianapolis Star (IN), December 11, 1993.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)


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 completed 2016/04/21 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2016/04/21 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid revised 2016/05/20 by Brittany Kropf.
Lorena M. Bumpas reminiscences pamphlet
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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