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Charles E. and Nora E. Lee collection

 Collection — Folder: S0817
Identifier: S0817

Scope and Contents

This collection contains personal papers of Charles E. and Nora E. Lee and includes the baptismal certificate for Charles E. Lee (June 8, 1915); Mrs. Lee's poem, "The Friends of the Old Home Town" (October 21, 1929); a Knightsville Methodist Church bulletin with handwritten notes by Nora (March 2, 1941); a card with a picture of the Indiana State Soldiers and Sailors Monument on the front and historical information about the monument on the back with handwritten notes by Nora (September 25, 1945); and other correspondence and writings of Mrs. Lee (1915-1956). The collection also includes a one page document regarding the Frank Sigafoos Award that was created to honor the former professional baseball player and longtime employee of Citizens Gas and Coke Utility (circa 1966), and a small needlepoint with the words, "I'll not forget thee."


  • 1915-1966


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.

Biographical Note

Charles E. Lee was born on September 24, 1883 in Greencastle, Indiana to Frank and Flora Lee. He married Nora Bunten on April 4, 1906. Nora was born on September 24, 1886 in New Winchester, Indiana, the daughter of William and Mary Bunten. Charles was an employee for Nance's Creamery for 30 years and both he and Nora were members of the Knightsville United Methodist Church in Clay County, Indiana. Nora taught Sunday School and gave away over 600 Bibles during her lifetime. Charles died on February 5, 1957 and Nora on May 28, 1970.

Sources: "Charley Lee." Indiana Marriages, 1810-2001. Accessed March 9, 2017.

"Charles E. Lee Succumbs Today At Hospital." The Brazil Daily Times (IN), February 5, 1957.

"Nora Lee." The Brazil Daily Times (IN), May 29, 1970.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/03/10 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2017/03/10 by Laura Eliason.
Charles E. and Nora E. Lee collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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