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Nancy Maze personal narrative

 Collection — Folder: S2198
Identifier: S2198

Scope and Contents

The collection comprises a copy of a 20-page, typed manuscript, entitled "Looking Backward," with handwritten edits, by Nancy Catherine (Goar) Maze written late in her life, concerning her family history and recollections of growing up in Tiption County.


  • circa 1900 to 1946

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

Nancy Catherine Goar was born in 1861 in Tipton County, Indiana, to Henry Goar II and Martha Ellen Smith. Henry Goar had purchased land in Tipton County on March 20, 1849, for cash.The family lived in Cicero, Indiana during the late 19th century. In September 7, 1881, Nancy married Matthew T. Maze, who was born on November 16, 1857, in Lewisville, Henry County, Indiana. They had three children: Emery E. (1882-1941), Wesley Earl Erie (1884-1885), and Nellie Mabel (1889-1986). Both husband and wife died in Nebraska; Matthew in 1940 and Nancy in 1946.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged numerically by page number.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Richard Frecon in 1994/03.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/07/02 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid created 2015/07/02 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised 2016/02/08 by Brittany Kropf.
Nancy Maze personal narrative
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.