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Henry E. Wahl collection

Identifier: L172

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of letters to Henry E. Wahl from his parents (1936–1945) and letters to his parent during World War II. The letters originate from Bloomington, Indiana, California, Hawaii, and the Pacific. Included are letters from Donald Wahl, a naval officer serving in the Pacific.

Additionally, the collection contains a notebook with a diary of a trip from Evansville Indiana to Nashville, Tennessee in and accounts for a schoolteacher in Gibson County in 1866, as well as correspondence and family business papers of the Wampler family from Bloomington, Indiana (1910-1927).


  • 1865-1945


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 E. Wahl was the son of H.E. Wahl, a Bloomington Indiana baker. Wahl graduated from Indiana University in 1936. He worked in the business field in Indianapolis and Lansing, Michigan until the outbreak of World War II. Wahl served as an officer in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater. Following the war, he was a member of staff of the Indiana University Halls of Residence.


Information found within the collection.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Henry E. Wahl on 1967/06.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

EAD finding aid revised 2021/02/18 by Brittany Kropf.


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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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