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Shock family scrapbook

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S1179

Scope and Contents

This collection contains pages from a scrapbook kept by the Shock family of Henry County, Indiana ranging from 1921 to circa 1970s. The scrapbook pages include photographs, postcards, newspaper clippings, and mementos of trips that Lorene Shock's mother, Stella Pierce, collected while traveling during the 1920s. She and a group of friends traveled to a number of cities and historic sites including Washington D.C., New York City, Gettysburg, Philadelphia, and several communities in Indiana. The rest of the scrapbook pages contain Christmas and Valentine's Day cards, postcards, birth announcements, newspaper clippings of U.S. presidents, and other family keepsakes.


  • 1921- circa 1970


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

Farrell N. Shock was born on March 4, 1892 in Madison County, Indiana to Henry and Mary Ellen Shock. He married Lorene Pierce on January 29, 1915 and they had four children. Lorene was born to Elmer and Stella Walls Pierce on January 29, 1895 in Richmond, Indiana. The Shocks were farmers in Henry County, Indiana and longtime members of the Indiana Farm Bureau. Farrell was serving as manager of the Production Credit Association at the time of his death on October 13, 1954. Lorene remarried to Guy Davison (1890-1969) on November 10, 1959. She passed away at the age of 83 on February 2, 1978.

Sources: "Farrel Shock." Indiana Marriages, 1810-2001. Accessed October 12, 2017. "Farrell N. Shock." Indiana Death Certificates, 1899-2011. Accessed October 12, 2017.

"Lorena Davison." New Castle Courier-Times (IN), February 3, 1978.


0.05 Cubic Feet (3 folders)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Robert Scott on 1979/04/08.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/10/17 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2017/10/17 by Laura Eliason.


Shock family scrapbook
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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