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Margaret M. Scott collection

Identifier: L139

Scope and Contents

The papers consist primarily of Margaret M. Scott's correspondence, essays, short stories, and unpublished novels from 1920 to 1930s. The collection also includes papers regarding the work of the Indiana Lincoln Memorial Association, a scrapbook of newspaper stories by and about her, and poetry of her father, John Scott.


  • 1873-1955


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

Margaret M. Scott, born 1874, was a journalist for the Indianapolis News, and freelance writer in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. Scott started a literary studio, In-Var, for teaching young writers, and was awarded a gold medallion for achievement from the national Theta Sigma Phi sorority in 1960. Scott died at the age of 91 in May 1964.


0.6 Cubic Feet (2 manuscript boxes)

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This collection is arranged by chronologically and by format.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Helen Higgins on 1964/08/06.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/04/09 by Brent Abercrombie. EAD finding aid created 2015/04/09 by Brent Abercrombie.
Margaret M. Scott 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.