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Frederick Van Nuys collection

 Collection — Folder: S1338
Identifier: S1338

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a hand-written seed order of Joseph Leisure to Mr. Burpee and Company on February 22, 1888; a campaign letter for the re-election of Frederick Van Nuys, including his photograph, 1938; a "Socialist Labor Party" platform pamphlet, 1968; a "Daisies Won't Tell" campaign song, undated; and a "Townsend Songs" pamphlet, undated.


  • 1888-1968

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 Van Nuys was born on April 16, 1874, in Falmouth, Rush County, Indiana. In 1898, he graduated from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, and in 1900, from the Indiana Law School in Indianapolis. He practiced law in Shelbyville and Anderson, Indiana. From 1906 to 1910, Van Nuys served as prosecuting attorney for Madison County. He was State Senator from 1913 to 1916. In 1916, he moved to Indianapolis and continued practicing law. From 1920 to 1922, Frederick was the U.S. attorney for the district of Indiana. When he was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1932, he served in that capacity until his death on January 25, 1944, near Vienna, Virginia.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



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 and finding aid completed 2018/3/15 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.
Frederick Van Nuys 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.