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Mike Wuensch genealogy and poetry

 Collection — Folder: S1788
Identifier: S1788

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a variety of information on and from the McGovern family. These items included a typed summary of the origins of the McGovern family, a note from Phil McGovern about his life and growing up and a typed list of family members (with their relationships) and other typed reminiscences of family members’ childhood memories. The rest of the collection consists of typed and handwritten poetry written by various members of the McGovern family. The materials range in date from 1931 to 1976.


  • 1931-1976

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights resides with the creators of the documents or their legal heirs and assigns. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

The McGovern family originally emigrated from Ireland in 1824. Phillip McGovern, his wife Bridget and their seven sons landed in New York City on July 3 and moved to Martin County Indiana where they bought several hundred acres and started a farm. More of the McGovern family originally lived in Ireland before they, too, emigrated to the United States.

Source: Materials from the collection.


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 donation from Mike Wuensch on 1980/05/20.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2018/08/13 by Abby Currier. EAD finding aid created 2018/08/13 by Abby Currier.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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