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Harry M. Stoops papers

Identifier: L150

Scope and Contents

This collection includes photostat copies and photocopies of documents from Harry M. Stoops and others in Brookville, Indiana and elsewhere; manuscripts written by Harry M. Stoops; awards, diplomas, business papers, wills and family histories; greeting cards and newspaper clippings; poetry and songs; and National Recovery Administration placards ranging from 1804 to 1958 regarding family history, property disposal, business information, and miscellaneous.

There are also National Recovery Administration placards from 1934 (B078).


  • circa 1750-1958; undated


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

Harry Martin Stoops was born to Robert and Catherine Stoops around 1866 or 1867 in Indiana. He was the oldest of five children, with sisters Lilly (Lillian) May [Mae], Ada [Adda], Sarah (Sallie),and Martha O. (Mattie). He received a B.A. in American History during 1893 from Indiana University and worked as a teacher and farmer, with a hobby of genealogy. He died January 1, 1936.


Information found within the collection. "Harry Stoops." 1870 United States Federal Census. Accessed February 3, 2016. "[Harra] Stoops." 1880 United States Federal Census. Accessed February 3, 2016. "Harry M. Stoops." 1920 United States Federal Census. Accessed February 3, 2016.

Biographical and Genealogical History of Wayne, Fayette, Union and Franklin Counties, Indiana, vol. 2, pp. 730-731. Chicago, IL: Lewis Pub. Co., 1899.


1.33 Cubic Feet (4 manuscript boxes, 1 small oversize folder)

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This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as donations from Robert Stoops and Mrs. Roy Everett on 1971 and 1972.


No further additions are expected.

Related Materials

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

SP093: Stoops family photographs

B078: Harry M. Stoops, National Recovery Administration retail lumber and products registration posters

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/02/08 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2016/02/08 by Edythe Huffman.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.