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Orval Ferguson collection

 Collection — Folder: S2311
Identifier: S2311

Scope and Contents

This collection includes photocopies of news clippings and letters from Corporal Orval Ferguson to his sister, Emma Shepard, ranging from 1917 to 1930, while he was stationed in Europe during World War I. Ferguson's obituary is also included.


  • 1917-1930


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights resides with the creators of the documents or their legal heirs and assigns. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Orval Ferguson was a resident of Oakland City, Indiana. He enlisted in Evansville in April, 1917 and served in Company B, 2nd Engineers, American Expeditionary Forces in France during World War I. After the war, he was the district sales manager for the Westinghouse Electric Company in Indianapolis and died at age 33 at Methodist Hospital following an appendectomy.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Paul Shepard on 1985/03/01.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/06/24 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid created 2016/06/24 by Lauren Patton.
Orval Ferguson 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.