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Inez Heather Watts collection

 Collection — Folder: S1374
Identifier: S1374

Scope and Contents

This collection includes vehicle registrations from the State of Indiana ranging from 1927 to 1935. They are for two men: Elmer Watts, 824 Riviera Drive, Broad Ripple, and Oscar Watts, Carmel. Also included in this collection is a program for the Broad Ripple Mistrels Fall and Winter season 1931-1932 in the Broad Ripple neighborhood in Indianapolis, Indiana, which was put on "for the benefit of their relief fund." M. A. Klusmann drew the cover design of the booklet in 1931. His advertisement on page 3 states that he "is engaged in the business of electric wiring and repairing." The Broad Ripple Lodge is #643. The participants in the program are listed among the many advertisements of local businesses. Among the instruments played were banjo, mandolin, guitar, bones, jug, and Jew's harp. The songs in the performance are given on page 9, and include: "Good Times Are Coming" and "Stay Out of the South."


  • 1927-1935


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.

Historical Note

The Broad Ripple Lodge is a Masonic lodge founded in 1902 and located in Broad Ripple, Indianapolis, Indiana In order to raise funds to weather the Great Depression, the lodge put on a minstrel show at Broad Ripple High School on November 19 and 20, 1931.


"Yearly Histories: 1931." Broad Ripple Lodge. Accessed May 15, 2018.


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 from Inez Heather Watts on 1978/10.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2018/05/15 by Jennifer Carter. EAD finding aid created 2018/05/15 by Jennifer Carter.
Inez Heather Watts 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.