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Clyde Protsman papers

Identifier: L269

Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence from fans and publishers in the United States; poems; newspaper clippings; lists of poetry awards; scrapbooks; and a copy of Margaret E. Bruner's In Thoughtful Mood ranging from 1928-1974 regarding poetry and publications, awards, world events and personalities.


  • 1928-1974


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

Clyde Reynold Protsman was born to Elmer Ellsworth and Vesta Jane Clevenger Protsman near Vevay, Indiana on Jan. 10, 1896. He was the younger of two children. He married Hulda Elizabeth Horst in 1949, then they moved to Black Mountain, North Carolina in 1952.

He was a poet, who won numerous awards and published at least six books of poetry. He died July 28, 1978 and is buried in the Vevay Cemetery in Vevay.

Information found within the collection.

"Protsman, Clyde R.". 1900 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2016/07/20.

"Protsman, Clyde R.". (1974) In Indiana Authors and their books, 1917-1966. (p. 493). Crawfordsville, IN: Wabash College. ISLI 16.810 B291I SUPP. 1917-66. Print.

"Protsman, Clyde Reynold". U.S., Find a Grave Index, 1600s-Current. Retrieved 2016/07/20.


0.6 Cubic Feet (2 manuscript boxes)


This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from the Clyde R. Protsman estate on 1978/08.


No further additions are expected.

Related Archival Material

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in the Indiana Division and the Rare Books and Manuscripts Division, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

ISLI 811 P967TR: Tree of dreams ISLI 811 P967T: Through western skies ISLO 811 NO. 331: Blossoms from the May ISLO 811 NO. 324: America's lost hour: poems ISLO 811 NO. 325: Only the flash of wings: poems ISLM 811 P967U: Unless your soul is on fire: poems L557 Margaret E. Bruner papers, 1965-1971

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/07/22 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2016/07/22 by Edythe Huffman.
Clyde Protsman papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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