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Agnes Hinkle Ostrom thesis

 Collection — Folder: S2172
Identifier: S2172

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a copy of "Women in Indiana Journalism," a 1940 thesis written by Agnes Hinkle Ostrom in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts from the University of Missouri.


  • 1940


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

Agnes Eleanor Hinkle was born September 4, 1914 in Columbus, Ohio to Albert H. and Jessie M. (Cowgill) Hinkle. The family moved to Indianapolis and she graduated from Shortridge High School in 1932. She attended Butler University and then received her bachelors degree in journalism from Indiana University in 1936. Hinkle also earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri in 1941. She worked as the society editor for the Indianapolis Times and the Cincinnati Times-Star before joining the Cincinnati Enquirer in 1969. Hinkle retired in 1980. She married Henry Felix Ostrom in 1937 and they later divorced. She married Francis Adams in 1956 and this marriage also ended in divorce. She was the mother of one daughter, Cynthia Anne Ostrom. Agnes E. Hinkle Ostrom died at the age of 87 on July 18, 2002.

Sources: "Agnes Hinkle Ostrom." U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007. Accessed June 16, 2021.

Billman, Rebecca. "Former Society Editor, 87, Dies: Eleanor Adams had Style, Humor." Cincinnati Enquirer (Ohio), July 19, 2002.

"Miss Agnes Eleanor Hinkle Wed to Henry Felix Ostrom." Indianapolis News (Ind.), April 10, 1937.


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Custodial History

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


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Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/06/16 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2021/06/16 by Laura Eliason.
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