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Robert E. Boughey "Reminiscence" manuscript

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S1780

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a typewritten copy of "Reminiscence," a manuscipt written by Robert E. Boughey of Kendallville, Indiana in 1974. Written in four parts, Boughey covers a number of topics, including the early history of Native Americans, pioneer life, his childhood home, farming, education and the Zion church, the Albion (Ind.) Field Day, and stories of the extended Boughey family. Besides family, Boughey also reminisces about neighbor James Harvey and the life and criminal activity of Noble County native Marvin Kuhns. The collection also includes a photocopy of a short biography of Dr. Boughey circa 1970s from an unknown publication.


  • 1974

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 / Historical

Robert Earl Boughey was born August 24, 1894 in Noble County, Indiana to John and Eliza (Rogers) Boughey. He graduated from Kendallville High School in 1911, and following his service in World War I, he attended and graduated from Ferris Institute in Big Rapids, Michigan (now Ferris State University) in 1920. Boughey later studied at the Chicago College of Naprapathy and practiced as a naprapath for many years in Kendallville. He married Geraldine Forbes Wert on December 19, 1945. Boughey passed away at the age of 88 on October 28, 1982.


Information found within collection. "Robert E. Boughey." U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death Files, 1850-2010. Accessed June 2, 2021.

"Dr. Robert Boughey." Kendallville News-Sun (Ind.), October 29, 1982. "Robert Earl Boughey." Find a Grave Memorial ID 42159636. Accessed June 2, 2021.


0.03 Cubic Feet (3 folders)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Kendallville Public Library on 1978/06.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/06/03 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2021/06/03 by Laura Eliason.
Robert E. Boughey "Reminiscence" manuscript
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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