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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 from Clyde Protsman in Indiana and North Carolina, ranging from 1928 to 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 January 10, 1896. He was the younger of two children. Protsman 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. Protsman died July 28, 1978 and was buried in the Vevay Cemetery in Vevay, Indiana.


Information found within the collection. "Clyde R. Protsman" 1900 United States Federal Census. Accessed July 20, 2016. "Clyde Reynold Protsman." Find a Grave Memorial. Accessed July 20, 2016.

"Protsman, Clyde R." In Indiana Authors and Their books, 1917-1966. Crawfordsville, IN: Wabash College, 1974.


0.6 Cubic Feet (2 manuscript boxes)

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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 Rare Books and Manuscripts Division, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

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

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