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Max Carter Hardin papers

Identifier: L280

Scope and Contents

This collection includes letters, drawing books and college papers from Eula May Carter in Forest; Indiana; newspaper clippings; family records; miscellaneous items and postcards from the Carter family, ranging from 1899 to 1980 regarding family matters, education, and art.

There are also oversize family photographs ranging form 1900 to 1915 (OB108).


  • 1899-1980, undated


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

Max Carter Hardin was born to Charles D. and Eula Mae [May] Carter Hardin on April 30, 1917 in Indiana. He had a younger brother, Charles D. Hardi was graduated from Franklin College in 1938. He married Iris Lucille Grimes in Milan, Indiana and they had four children: Jay C., Scott, Iris and Paige. Hardin worked in insurance and at the Allison Division of General Motors. He died June 17, 1982 in Idaho Falls, Idaho and was buried in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Franklin, Indiana.

Sources: "Max C. Hardin." 1920 United States Federal Census. Accessed July 25, 2016. "Iris Lucille. Hardin." Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011. Accessed July 25, 2016. "Max C. Hardin." U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014. Accessed July 25, 2016. "Iris L. Hardin." Find a Grave Index, 1600s-Current. Accessed July 25, 2016. "Max C. Hardin." Find a Grave Memorial. Accessed July 25, 2016.

"Max Hardin." Daily Journal (Franklin, IN), June 18, 1982.


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 Max Carter Hardin on 1980/07/11.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/07/27 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2016/07/27 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid revised 2021/10/05 by Lauren Patton.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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