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Henry F. Schricker collection

 Collection — Folder: S1150
Identifier: S1150

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a typewritten copy of an address Governor Henry F. Schricker gave at the dedication of the Southern Indiana Tuberculosis Hospital on May 12, 1941, a letter of acceptance to a luncheon sent to Dr. I. Lynd Esch, President of Indiana Central College from Schricker on May 19 1947, and an invitation to a President's Annual Breakfast at the college on May 22 (ca.1948-1966). Also included is a copy of the July 12, 1967 memorial resolution given in honor of Governor Schricker by the Indiana State Fair Board.; Later addition includes an invitation on pamphlet "There is a Santa Claus".


  • 1941-1967


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

Henry F. Schricker was the Governor of Indiana from 1941 to 1945 and 1949 to 1952. Born in Starke County, Indiana to Bavarian immigrants, the governor received his education in local schools through eighth grade. He worked in his family's grocery and merchantile store and took bookkeeping classes before deciding to read for the law. He was admitted to the Indiana State Bar in 1906 and then worked as a cashier at a bank before purchasing the Starke County Democrat in 1908. After eleven years, he sold the paper and returned to banking. He became involved in Democratic politics in the 1920's and served as a state senator from 1933 to 1937 and lieutenant governor from 1937 to 1941 before becoming Indiana's 36th governor. He married Maude L. Brown in 1914 and they had 3 children. He passed away on December 28, 1966.


"Henry F. Schricker: Indiana Governor from 1941-1945; 1949-1952." Indiana Department of Administration. Accessed August 23, 2016.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

Items in this collection were received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as donations. Speedway Public Library donated the invitation and letter.; Addition given by Cynthia A Schroeder.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/08/23 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2016/08/23 by Laura Eliason.
Henry F. Schricker 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.