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Kate Milner Rabb, "A Hoosier Listening Post" clippings

 Collection — Folder: S2133
Identifier: S2133

Scope and Contents

This collection includes two clippings of Kate Milner Rabb's Indianapolis Star column, "A Hoosier Listening Post." The first article was published on December 29, 1928 and relates information about an old pocketbook that once belonged to Hoosier pioneer James Marshall and was given to the museum of the Washington Historical Society in Salem, Indiana by Marshall's grandson Chalres W. Kinney. Rabb describes a list of goods to be disposed of at a sale prior to Marshall leaving Augusta County, Virignia and transcribes a November 1, 1827 letter sent by his brother M.G.S. Marshall regarding a settlement of an estate. The second article was published on December 8, 1929 and relates Capt. David Beem's reminiscences of the experiences of his grandfather [Daniel] Beem, an early settler of Jackson County, Indiana, during the family's first cold winter in 1810, pioneer living in Indiana and the reaction to the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811.


  • 1928-1929


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

Kate Milner Rabb was born August 9, 1866 in Rockport, Indiana to Dr. Isaac L. and Martha (Parsons) Milner. She attended Indiana University and earned a bachelor's degree in 1886 and a master's degree in 1888. She married Albert Rabb on October 7, 1891 and they had two children: Albert Livingston (1893-1939) and Martha Charlotte (1899-1951). She was a writer and newspaperwoman, and authored the daily column, "A Hoosier Listening Post," for the Indianapolis Star from 1920 until her death on July 3, 1937. She was inducted into the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame in 2012.


Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame. "Kate Milner Rabb - 2012." Accessed January 11, 2021.

"Funeral Services for Mrs. Rabb Will be Held Tomorrow Morning." Indianapolis Star (Ind.), July 5, 1937.


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 a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/01/11 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2021/01/11 by Laura Eliason.
Kate Milner Rabb, "A Hoosier Listening Post" clippings
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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