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Charles G. Pickett papers

 Collection — Folder: S1061
Identifier: S1061

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a copy of a letter from Charles G. Pickett to Roger H. Phillips on February 16, 1939, as well as a report submitted to Indiana Governor Maurice Clifford Townsend, dated January 23, 1939, regarding concerns about proposed H.B. 229, which would give the Administrative Building Council of Indiana increased authority over the construction of public buildings, including schools. Pickett's report includes findings pertaining to a two-year investigation of the construction industry, particularly with public and parochial school sanitation, heath, heating, ventilation, plumbing, free and open competitive bidding, and favoritism within the State of Indiana.


  • 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 G. Pickett was born on October 9, 1895 to Alfred H. and Rose Pickett. He grew up in Montgomery County, Indiana before moving to Indianapolis, where he worked as a commercial salesman and owned his own business. He was married to Melva E. Pickett. Pickett died in January 1970.

Roger H. Phillips, from New Albany, Indiana, was a Democratic senator in the Indiana General Assembly during the 1930s and 1940s.

Maurice Clifford Townsend (1884-1954) served as 35th governor of Indiana between 1937 and 1941.

Sources: "Charles Pickett." 1910 United States Census. Accessed October 8, 2015. "Charles Pickett." 1930 United States Census. Accessed October 8, 2015. "Charles Pickett." U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014. Accessed October 8, 2015.

"Minority Group Hears Schricker." The Daily Banner, November 23, 1940, 1. Accessed October 8, 2015.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation on 1939/03/16.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/05/07 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid created 2015/05/07 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid revised 2015/10/08 by Brittany Kropf.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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