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Donald M. Ream collection

 Collection — Folder: S1100
Identifier: S1100

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a history of the Supreme Court written by Donald Ream and a certificate appointing him to the Wilbur Wright Birthplace Commission.


  • 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

Donald M. Ream was born on July 5, 1902, in Huntington, Indiana. He attended Indiana Law School and was admitted to the bar in 1924. Ream moved to Indianapolis in 1926 and received an A.B. degree from Butler University the same year. He married Marilla L. Lemaux in 1929 with whom he had two children. Ream practiced law in Indianapolis and was Marion County deputy prosecuting attorney from 1929 to 1930. He was also involved in the Indiana Historical Society and the Society of Indiana Pioneers. Ream became a research assistant for the Indiana Supreme Court in 1961 and remained there until his death on November 25, 1965. Source: Shepherd, Rebecca A., Charles W. Calhoun, Elizabeth Shanahan-Shoemaker, and Alan F. January, comp. A Biographical Directory of the Indiana General Assembly, Volume 1, 1816-1899. Indianapolis: The Select Committee on the Centennial History of the Indiana General Assembly, 1980.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder; 1 oversize folder)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of two items.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Hubert Hawkins.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2005/11 by Christina Baich. Finding aid revised 2015/10/30 by Bethany Fiechter. EAD finding aid created 2018/05/21 by Lauren Patton.
Donald M. Ream 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.