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Helen E. Fisher papers

Identifier: L270

Scope and Contents

This collection includes photocopies of Bible biographical entries; an autograph book and a photograph album from Elizabeth Fisher in Indiana ranging from 1824 to 1887 regarding the Dale family and friendships.


  • 1824-1902


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

Helen Elizabeth Fisher was born to Mont [Mount] Braddus and and Bertha May (Newby) Fisher in Frankfort, Indiana on May 24, 1909. She had two brothers, Frank W. and Russell T. Fisher graduated from the Herron School of Art in Indianapolis, Indiana then studied with sculptor John Johnson of Frankfort, Indiana. She worked full time as a silhouette artist from 1932 to 1942, cutting some 80,000 silhouettes and travelling to many states. Fisher worked for the Army Mao Service in 1942. She retired in 1969, returning to Indiana and some work with silhouettes and painting. Fisher died May 26, 1993 in Greenwood, Indiana and was buried in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Frankfort.

Sources: "Helen E. Fisher." 1910 United States Federal Census. Accessed July 25, 2016. "Helen Elizabeth Fisher." Indiana, Death Certificate, 1899-2011. Accessed July 25, 2016. "Helen E. Fisher." Find a Grave Memorial. Accessed July 25, 2016.

"Helen E. Fisher." Antique Week, February 15, 1988, p. 1.40).


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)

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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 Helen E. Fisher.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/07/25 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2016/07/25 by Edythe Huffman.
Helen E. Fisher 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.