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Frederick E. Schortmeier collection

 Collection — Folder: S1145
Identifier: S1145

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence between Schortmeier and Frances Nakarai, a librarian at the Indiana State Library, and various papers the Schortmeier would enclose in his letters to her.


  • 1957-1964


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

Frederick E. Schortmeier was born on March 25, 1889, in Shelbyville, Indiana. His parents were Henry and Sophia Schroer Schortmeier. Schortmeier graduated from Butler College in 1912 with an A.B. and from Harvard University in 1915 with an LL.B. degree. He married Margrette Boyer on December 29, 1915, with whom he had two children, Mary and Fazli. He worked as a reporter for the Indianapolis Star from 1908 to 1917 and was admitted to the bar in 1915. Schortmeier served as private secretary to U.S. Senator Harry S. New (1917- 1919); secretary of the Republican State Committee of Indiana (1920-1924); and Indiana Secretary of State (1924-1928). He was then an instructor at the Indiana University Law School from 1932 to 1944. Schortmeier began a private law practice in 1944. He died on June 18, 1965. Sources: Thompson, Donald E., comp. Indiana Authors and their Books, 1917-1966. Crawfordsville, IN: Wabash College, 1974.


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 from Frederick E. Schortmeier on 1964/09/10 and Frances Nakarai on 1065/12.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2005/11 by Christina Baich. EAD finding aid created 2018/05/21 by Lauren Patton.
Frederick E. Schortmeier 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.