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Folklore collection

 Collection — Folder: S1543
Identifier: S1543

Scope and Contents

This collection includes various articles about Indiana folklore, beginning with a 10-page manuscript on folk music and ballads, compiled by Herbert Halpert, editor of "Hoosier Folklore," Paul G. Brewster, author of "Ballads and Songs of Indiana," and the Writers Program of the WPA. In a small envelope, there are three poems written by Virginia Scott Miner of Kansas City, Missouri: (1) Chief Pokagon; (2) Heaven is an Orchard; and (3) Indiana Names. A three-page ballad entiled "Martha Hopkins" tells of her love for John Jackson. A large envelope contains articles about the ballad of "Fuller and Warren," also called "Sons of Columbia." On August 14, 1820, Amasa Fuller was hanged in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, for the crime of shooting Palmer Warren. Their fight was over Catharine Farrar, who broke her engagement to Fuller and became engaged to Warren.


  • 1925-1941


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.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation by Herbert Halpert, editor of "Hoosier Folklore Bulletin," and Paul G. Brewster, author of "Ballads and Songs of Indiana." Other contributors are anonymous.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed 2015/03/19 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.
Folklore 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.