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Winifred L. Henninger collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S2255

Scope and Contents

The collection contains primarily personal letters exchanged between Winifred L. Henninger and the Nelson family of Jefferson County, Indiana ranging from 1877 to 1933, concerning their family history and original settlement there. There is also a Civil War-era letter written by Clara Nelson to a Union soldier stationed at Camp Morton in Indianapolis. Other documents include a program for a Sunday School convention of the Second District Marion County Sunday School Association at the Hall Place M.E. Church; Berean Lesson Leaf Bible lessons; a Home Insurance Company Policy of the Butlerville, Indiana I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 421; a resolution of respect composed by the Butlerville Indiana Mason Lodge 219 honoring Hiram Gale Nelson; and a newspaper clipping of poetry.


  • 1877-1913


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

Winnifred L. Henninger was a United States civil service employee for 37 years at Washington D.C. She retired in 1955. A native of Cloverdale, Indiana she spent most of her life in Washington DC. She moved to Indianapolis in 1966.


0.02 Cubic Feet (2 folders)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Winifred L. Henninger on 1960/08/01.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/12/07 by Jaclyn Houser. EAD finding aid created 2016/12/07 by Jaclyn Houser. EAD finding aid revised 2017/02/10 by Brittany Kropf.
Winifred L. Henninger collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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