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Julia Cooley Altrocchi collection

Identifier: L245

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of papers relating to Wolves Against the Moon, including research correspondence and notes, a manuscript of the book, reviews and correspondence with Harold S. Latham and others at the Macmillan Company, the book's publisher, from the author, Julia Cooley Altrocchi, ranging from 1933 to 1958. Also included are notes and a manuscript on the Fort Dearborn massacre.


  • 1933-1958


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

Julia Cooley Altrocchi was a Berkeley, California poet, novelist, and lecturer. She was the author of Wolves Against the Moon, a novel based upon the life of Joseph Bailly (1774-1835), a northwestern Indiana Indian trader.


1.3 Cubic Feet (4 manuscript boxes)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from the Inez School on March 8, 1982.


No further additions are expected.

Related Archival Material

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

L005: Joseph Bailly collection, 1796-1902

V003: Joseph Bailly volumes, 1806-1940

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the Indiana Division, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

ISLI 813 A469w 1940: Wolves Against the Moon

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in February 2005 by Jennifer Duplaga. EAD finding aid created 2015/07/27 by Bethany Fiechter. EAD finding aid revised 2022/07/25 by Laura Eliason.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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