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Hazel B. Warren collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S2325

Scope and Contents

This collection includes items collected by Hazel Warren including a letter and wooden artist palette with wood inlays and poem from Placidus Kempf, O.S.B. in Saint Meinrad, Indiana, dated October 6, 1934, regarding his poem, "The Painter"; and a 6-page narrative entitled, "Index of the Pictures of the Swiss Colony at Vevay, Indiana" dated April 1924. There is also a letter from Bertha E. Dunham, from July 31, 1930, regarding the matter of a late order for dune prints that needed to be tinted and matted.

The oversize collection comprises the 14 dry-mounted, hand-colored, silver gelatin photographs by Bertha Dunham, which depict the Indiana Dunes circa 1930 (OB049).


  • 1924-1934


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

Hazel Beatrice Warren was born on November 19, 1891 in Indiana to Oliver Grant and Effie J. (Dresslar) Warren. She attended Butler University, graduating in 1917, and in 1920 was employed as assistant cataloger at the Indiana State Library. By 1930, Warren had been promoted to chief executive at the Indiana State Library. Correspondence included in the collection indicates that Warren was a friend of Indiana author Placidus Kempf (1895–1978) of Saint Meinrad, Spencer County, Indiana. Warren died in November 1966.


0.11 Cubic Feet (1 folder, 2 oversize folders)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Hazel Warren on 1949/03/09.


No further additions are expected.

Related Materials

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

OB049: Hazel B. Williams oversize collection

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/12/03 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid created 2015/12/03 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid revised 2021/09/27 by Lauren Patton.
Hazel B. Warren 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.