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Margaret B. Pierson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S1038

Scope and Contents

This collection includes letters ranging from 1919 to 1929 that were sent to Margaret Pierson from her mother and friends. Several of the letters were sent to Margaret, her father, and brother, Ralph, while her mother was staying at the Hotel Lookoff in Sugar Hill, New Hampshire. The collection also contains correspondence from Vassar College, wedding announcements, and Margaret's 1922 passport with stamps from several European countries.


  • 1919-1929


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 B. Pierson was born on August 9, 1899 at Indianapolis, Indiana to Ora and Virginia Pierson. She graduated from Shortridge High School in 1917 and from Vassar College 1921. Pierson also received a master's degree from Columbia University. She worked as a research statistician for Irving Fisher Syndicate and Index Number Institute and taught mathematics at Shortridge High School for many years before retiring in 1964. She died at the age of 84 on June 20, 1984.


"Margaret Pierson services Monday." Indianapolis Star, June 23, 1984.


0.03 Cubic Feet (3 folders)

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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 2016/08/19 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2016/08/19 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.