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B. F. Adams papers

 Collection — Folder: S2050
Identifier: S2050

Scope and Contents

This collection contains three handwritten newspapers from Fairfield, Indiana. The newspapers include, "The Joker's Budget", "The Illustrated Journal", and "The Weekly Journal." Each paper contains articles, poetry, comics, and advertisements for local businesses. B. F. Adams and D. W. Nelson are listed as proprietors and editors.


  • 1859

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

Benjamin Franklin (B.F.) Adams was thirteen years old when he and his friend, D. W. Nelson, created three handwritten newspapers in Fairfield, Indiana.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a purchase from William B. Lewis on 1979/04/25.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2004/12/09 by Lucinda Barnhart. EAD finding aid created 2015/08/05 by Laura Eliason.
B. F. Adams papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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