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Lewark Garage account book

 Collection — Folder: S0829
Identifier: S0829

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the account book for the Lewark Garage in Glenwood, Indiana. The entries range from 1933 to 1947 and include the names of customers with the dates and types of batteries, tires and tubes purchased; customer names, dates, and fees for recharging batteries and tire inspections; and the garage's monthly reports from 1944 to 1946.


  • 1933-1947


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

Van Edward Lewark was born on May 1, 1865 in Fayette County, Indiana to Martin and Melinda Lewark. He was a teacher for more than twenty five years and owned and operated the Lewark Garage in Glenwood, Indiana. He died on May 21, 1944. He son, Van Robert, was born July 23, 1893 and was a World War I veteran. He received training at the General Motors Training School at Detroit, Michigan and took over the ownership of the garage in 1929. A lifelong resident of Glenwood, he died on April 18, 1964.


"Van E. Lewark, 79, Ill Several Weeks, Dies At Home Here." Rushville Republican (IN), May 22, 1944.

"Van Lewark Of Glenwood Is Stricken." Rushville Republican (IN), April 20, 1964.


0.04 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a purchase from William B. Lewis on 1979/05/24.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/04/24 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2017/04/24 by Laura Eliason.
Lewark Garage account book
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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