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Charles Bruce Millholland papers

 Collection — Folder: S0966
Identifier: S0966

Scope and Contents

This collection contains copies of documents used by Charles Bruce Millholland to write Limestone Town, an unpublished book he worked on while employed by the Indiana Federal Writers' Project in 1939. The documents range from 1922 to 1937 and contain quarry and mill worker wage scales; United States limestone producing areas data; and union membership, home owners' association, and economic assistance data for Lawrence and Monroe Counties. The collection also includes copies of "Origins of Oolithic Limestone", a chapter written by Millholland for the Limestone Town book, and his bibliography.


  • 1922-1939


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 Bruce Millholland was born on February 1, 1903 in Chicago, Illinois to William and Anna Millholland. His family later moved to Indianapolis, Indiana. Millholland attended Indiana University and the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and became an author and playwright. His most notable work was his play, Napoleon of Broadway, which was made into the movie, Twentieth Century, and later the musical, On the Twentieth Century. He also worked with the Indiana Federal Writers' Project in the late 1930s. Millholland died in New York City on May 18, 1991.

Sources: "Charles Millholland." 1910 United States Federal Census. Accessed August 4, 2017. "Charles B. Millholland." U.S. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014. Accessed August 4, 2017.

Blakey, George T. Creating a Hoosier Self-Portrait: The Federal Writers' Project in Indiana, 1935-1942. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2005.

Thompson, Donald E., comp. Indiana Authors and Their Books, 1967-1980. Crawfordsville, Indiana: Wabash College, 1981.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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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 2017/08/05 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2017/08/05 by Laura Eliason.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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