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Louise Embree collection

Identifier: L261

Scope and Contents

This collection contains typewritten copies and newspaper clippings of "Over My Shoulder", a column written by Louise Embree for the Princeton Publishing Company, publisher of the Princeton Clarion-News and Princeton Daily Democrat newspapers. Featured in the newspapers from September 29, 1945 to August 13, 1946, the articles chronicled the people, social customs, civic achievements and historical happenings of Princeton, Indiana from 1813 to 1945.

The collection also includes a photostatic copy of "Joseph Keith and Nora Kifer: A Story of a Mysterious Disappearance and a Most Revolting Murder", a book written by C. Stanley Garrison and published by the Princeton Publishing Company in 1901; typewritten copies of articles from the Princeton newspapers by various authors (1920 to circa 1950s); the January 19, 1946 commemorative edition of the Princeton Clarion newspaper regarding the Princeton General Hospital; and pages from the February 9, 1946 edition of the Clarion about the history of the old hospital and the opening of the new hospital the following day.


  • 1901-1962


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

Louise Embree was born on April 26, 1887 in Princeton, Indiana to Lucius and Luella Embree. A 1911 graduate of Indiana University, Miss Embree wrote for McCall's magazine and worked for the J. Walter Thompson advertising agency. She was a historian and wrote articles for newspapers and wrote the children's book A Child's Life of George Washington. She died at the age of 85 on December 17, 1972.

Sources: "Louise Embree." Indiana Death Certificates, 1899-2011. Accessed July 13, 2017.

"Miss Louise Embree Dies; Retired Author." Indianapolis Star (IN), December 19, 1972.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Louise Embree.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/07/18 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2017/07/18 by Laura Eliason.
Louise Embree collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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