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Lucille Lipps Gaynor papers

Identifier: L206

Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence from Lucille Lipps Gaynor and various people in Indiana and elsewhere; Gaynor's school papers and textbooks; religious memorabilia; family papers, a metal Indiana license plate from the Sesquicentennial in 1966; and advertisements from various Indianapolis businesses ranging from 1884 to 1979 regarding family matters, school life and work, life during various wars, Indiana and Indianapolis business advertising, religious art and organization life.


  • 1884-1979, undated


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

Lucille Mary Lipps was born in Indianapolis on September 2, 1899 to William A. and Margarete Lipps. She had one brother, Andrew. Lipps worked as the assistant manager of a coal company in Indianapolis in 1920. She married Edward Orville Gaynor, with whom she had three children: Margaret Ann (Gaynor) Petty, Lucia (Gaynor) Karst, and Edward Andrew Gaynor, on September 8, 1920 in Indianapolis, Lucille Gaynor was a designer for East End Post Greenhouse, president, secretary, and treasurer for Veterans of World War I Post 41 Auxiliary and a member of the Indianapolis Fireman’s Auxiliary. She was also a volunteer for the Cheer Guild at Riley Hospital for Children. Gaynor died in February, 1984 and was buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis on February 10, 1984.


The Indianapolis Star, February 10, 1984; July 12, 1981; June 21, 1961. "Lucille Lipps." 1910 United States Federal Census. Accessed March 21, 2016. "Lucille Lipps." 1920 United States Federal Census. Accessed March 21, 2016. "Lucille Gaynor." 1940 United States Federal Census. Accessed March 21, 2016. "Lucille Lipps." Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941. Accessed March 21, 2016. "Lucille Gaynor." U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014. Accessed March 21, 2016. "Lucille Mary Lipps Gaynor." Find a Grave Memorial. Accessed March 21, 2016.


0.6 Cubic Feet (2 manuscript boxes)

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This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Margaret and Lucile Gaynor on 1982/07/28.


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:

SP013: Lucille Lipps Gaynor photograph collection

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 06/1997 by Jill Campbell and revised 05/2011 by Marcia R. Caudell. EAD finding aid created 2016/03/21 by Edythe Huffman.
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140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.