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Indiana Teachers and Young People's Reading Circle collection

 Collection — Folder: S1591
Identifier: S1591

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a membership card for Estella Baker for the year 1894, and a diploma for Ruby Widener dated 1901. The other papers are minutes of meetings of the Board of Directors and reports by the manager. There are several lists of children's books and their publishers, with grade levels noted.


  • 1894-1917


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

The Young People's Reading Circle offered certificates to Indiana students who completed the course of reading prescibed by the Board of Directors. In 1915, the manager was J. H. Stahl, located at 615 Lemcke Building, Indianapolis. Mr. Stahl itemized expenses for sending out books to the schools. He listed the paid publishers and the number of books sold by title. The Board of Directors of the Teachers and Young People's Reading Circle kept minutes of their meetings and recorded net profits from 1911 through 1915.


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 an unknown donor on an unknown date.


No further additions are expected.

Related Materials

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

V200: Indiana Teachers and Youn People's Reading Circle Board of Directors meeting minutes

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed 2016/03/31 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.
Indiana Teachers and Young People's Reading Circle 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.