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Helen Clift clippings

 Collection — Folder: S1183
Identifier: S1183

Scope and Contents

This collection includes forty-nine clippings of Kate Milner Rabb's Indianapolis Star newspaper column, "The Hoosier Listening Post," range from March 14, 1935 to July 25, 1935 that contain transcribed entries from diaries kept by Helen Clift of New Castle, Indiana in 1863 and 1865. Helen used her diary to record her daily chores, the weather, visitors, social activities, and other happenings in New Castle. Her 1863 diary also recorded her time teaching in Economy, Wayne County, Indiana and noted that she was paid "sixty-five dollars for the term or one dollar a day - very good wages." Rabb's columns also include several letters she received from readers who commented on Clift's diaries and offered additional information about people mentioned in the column and other historical context.


  • 1935


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

Helen Clift Shroyer was born on November 8, 1840 at Cambridge City, Indiana to Elisha and Charlotte Clift. She was a graduate of Oxford College in Oxford, Ohio and was a school teacher and store clerk. She married Alexander R. Shroyer (1840-1901) on January 12, 1865 at New Castle, Indiana and they had three children. Soon after their marriage, the Shroyers moved to Logansport, Indiana where Alexander was a partner in the wholesale grocery house Elliott, Shroyer & Co. Shroyer passed away at the age of 67 on February 22, 1908.


"Talented Woman Has Passed Away." Logansport Daily Tribune (IN), February 23, 1908.


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.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/10/26 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2017/10/26 by Laura Eliason.
Helen Clift clippings
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.