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Matthew Dickerson, Indianapolis Auxiliary Police Corps certificate

 Collection — Folder: S1851
Identifier: S1851

Scope and Contents

This collection includes Matthew Dickerson's certificate of commission into the Indianapolis Auxiliary Police Corps awarded on October 30, 1944 and signed by Chief of Police Clifford F. Beeker.


  • 1944/10/30


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

Matthew Dickerson was born August 31, 1901 in Indianapolis to James and Ibbie (Cottee) Dickerson. His mother died when he was seven years old. He became a well-known dance promoter and operated a sound-truck advertising business. He also served as an Indianapolis auxiliary police officer. He passed away at the age of 68 on March 31, 1970.

Sources: "Ibbie B. Dickson." Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2011. Accessed April 16, 2021. "James Dickerson." 1910 United States Federal Census. Accessed April 16, 2021. "Matthew Dickerson." U.S. World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947. Accessed April 16, 2021.

"Matthew Dickerson." Indianapolis Recorder (Ind.), April 11, 1970.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection consists of one item.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 1998 by Andrea Bean Hough. EAD finding aid created 2021/04/16 by Laura Eliason.
Matthew Dickerson, Indianapolis Auxiliary Police Corps certificate
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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