Skip to main content

Homer C. Dell collection

 Collection — Folder: S2237
Identifier: S2237

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of photocopies of items from Homer C. Dell that are related to Spencer Township and North Vernon of Jennings County, Indiana. Items included are a January 28, 1922 letter, written on John C. Cope’s letterhead, that was sent to Jennings County librarian Mrs. Isaac C. Caldwell in response to a request for early history of North Vernon; the 8-page "History of Spencer Township" by Alice Jane (Bruner) Wohrer from circa 1927; and a clipping of the article, "Pioneer Woman Writes History of Spencer County," published in an unknown paper in the 1960s.


  • 1922-circa 1960


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

Homer Charles Dell was born October 10, 1899 in Jackson County, Indiana to Sylvanus and Isadora (Miller) Dell. The family moved to Jennings County during his childhood and he later owned and operated the Dell Building Supply Company in North Vernon. He was a charter member of Our Heritage, Inc. and served as the organization's president. He also served on the Jennings County Library Board and was a member of the Indiana Historical Society. He died at the age of 79 on September 17, 1978.

Sources: "Homer Charles Dell." Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2011. Accessed September 17, 2021.

"Homer C. Dell Dies at 79." North Vernon Plain Dealer (IN), September 21, 1978.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Homer Dell on 1967/04/21.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/09/17 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2017/09/17 by Laura Eliason.
Homer C. Dell collection
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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