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Florence Doty collection

 Collection — Folder: S2164
Identifier: S2164

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a copy of the April 23, 1942 issue of The Pellet Press (Vol. 2, no. 15), a weekly paper published by the Kingsbury Ordnance Plant that was located in LaPorte County, Indiana. The front page of the newspaper has an article regarding a “Slogan Contest” and includes a photograph of Florence Doty as one of the four winners. The collection also includes a 1939 newspaper clipping of an obituary for Mrs. A. J. (Jennie) Douglas, the mother of Indiana author Lloyd C. Douglas.


  • 1939-1942

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

Florence E. Bottenberg was born August 18, 1903 in Monroe Township, Allen County, Indiana to John P. and Mary Ann (Craig) Bottenberg. She married Ervin Alfred Doty on July 8, 1922 and they had four children. She taught in the LaPorte County Schools for 15 years and in the Steuben County Schools for 10 years. She also worked at the Kingsburgy Ordnance Plant during World War II. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association, Indiana Pioneer Society and the Indiana State Teachers Association. She passed away at the age of 99 on May 30, 2003.


Information found within collection. "Florence E. Bottenberg." Indiana, U.S. Marriages, 1810-2001. Accessed Janaury 20, 2021. "Florence Battenberg Doty." Find a Grave Memorial no. 58900842. Accessed January 20, 2021.


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 from Florence Doty on 1966/07/05.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/01/21 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2021/01/21 by Laura Eliason.
Florence Doty 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.