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James M. Zion papers

 Collection — Folder: S1475
Identifier: S1475

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a copy of a speech given by one of James Morris Zion's children on October 22, 1950 regarding the life of James M. Zion and his contributions to Tippecanoe County, Indiana.


  • 1950

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/Historical Note/Administrative History

James Morris Zion was born to Sheriff William Zion and Mrs. Amelia R. Sims on September 22,1848 in Lebanon, Indiana. Zion was the youngest of seven children. On October 5, 1869, James M. Zion married Melvina Loveless in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. They had five children together: Edwin Ray, Joy, Lily H., Ruby F., and James Ralph. James Morris Zion was known as the "Indiana Apple King" and made great contribution to the history of Tippecanoe County and Indiana. Zion died in 1931.


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 Tippecanoe County Historical Society on 1950/11/27.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/06/01 by Hannah Vaughn. EAD finding aid created 2015/06/01 by Hannah Vaughn.
James M. Zion papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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