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Otho Winger "The White Rose of the Miamis" pageant

 Collection — Folder: S2334
Identifier: S2334

Scope and Contents

This collection includes an original typed manuscript from Otho Winger of Manchester College, Indiana, dated October 19, 1937, regarding his pageant, "The White Rose of the Miamis, A Pageant Portraying the Remarkable Life of Frances Slocum." The collection also includes a letter to Christopher B. Coleman, director of the Indiana Historical Bureau, signed by Otho Winger, October 19, 1937, and an original playbill pamphlet of "The White Rose of the Miamis", dated September 17, 1937.


  • 1937


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

Author Otho Winger was born in Grant County, Indiana, on October 23, 1877 to John and Mary Ann (Smith) Winger. Following his graduation from Manchester College in 1898, Winger attended the University of Indiana, where he earned the degree of Master of Arts. Winger spent most of his career at Manchester College, serving as its president from 1911-1941. Winger’s interest in Native American history began during his youth, growing up in Grant County near Indiana’s last Indian reservation. Winger's publications include, The Life of Elder R. H. Miller, History of the Church of the Brethren in Indiana, and The Lost Sister among the Miamis. Otho Winger died August 13, 1946.


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Historical Note

"The White Rose Among the Miamis" is a pageant based upon Winger's book, "The Lost Sister among the Miamis", a biography on Frances Slocum. Frances Slocum was captured as a child by the Miami Indians from her Pennsylvania home in 1778. She was found in 1837 living in Indiana among the Miamis, who called her the White Rose of the Miamis.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Otho Winger on 1937/10/19.


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:

S1443: Otho Winger collection

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/02/11 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid created 2016/02/11 by Linda Gellert.
Otho Winger "The White Rose of the Miamis" pageant
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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