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Herbert Milton Woollen biographical sketch

 Collection — Folder: S1455
Identifier: S1455

Scope and Contents

This collection includes photocopies of a typewritten draft of the biographical sketch of Dr. Herbert Milton Woollen created by the Citizens Historical Association and dated June 1934. Along with information about Dr. Woollen, the three page sketch also traces his family back several generations and has biographical information regarding a number of his ancestors, including Richard Woollen, Leonard Woollen, Milton Woollen, Sarah (Black) Woollen, Joshua Black, Milton Asbury and Ida (Baird) Woollen.


  • 1934 June


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

Herbert Milton Woollen was born on December 1, 1875 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Milton Asbury and Ida (Baird) Woollen. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Indiana in 1903 and did post-graduate work at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, the Polyclinic Institute of New York, and at Cornell University. In 1904, he began practicing medicine in Indianapolis and specialized in ear, nose and throat diseases. That same year, he also became the assistant medical director of the American Central Life Insurance Company of Indianapolis and later served as secretary and vice president before being elected president of the company in 1912. On January 7, 1907, he married Irma Wocher, the daughter of Julius and Helen Wocher. Dr. Woollen died at the age of 95 on October 19, 1971.


Information within collection.

“Services Held for Dr. Woollen.” Indianapolis Star (IN), October 21, 1971.


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 from Mrs. Herbert Woollen on 1966/10/28.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2019/11/26 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2019/11/26 by Laura Eliason.
Herbert Milton Woollen biographical sketch
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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