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Esther N. Anderson collection

 Collection — Folder: S2346
Identifier: S2346

Scope and Contents

This collection contains mimeograph copies of a letter and historical sketch written by Esther N. Anderson of Michigan City, Indiana. The June 17, 1966 letter was sent to Wallace Gilmore, president of the Family Welfare Society, informing him that she was submitting copies of "History of the Family Welfare Society, Michigan City, Indiana, 1898-1966." The five-page history was prepared by Anderson in response to a request by Gilmore and is also dated June 17, 1966.


  • 1966/06


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

Esther Nicholson was born October 28, 1893 in Greeley, Colorado to S. T. Emilius and Jane (Ellis) Nicholson. The family moved to Indiana when she was a young child and they lived in Porter County before moving to Michigan City in LaPorte County. Nicholson married August Bernard Anderson on October 29, 1921 and they had one son. Anderson was an active member of the Women's Study Club and the Michigan City Historical Society Lighthouse Museum. She was also a former trustee of the Michigan City Public Library and board trustee of the Family Welfare Society. Esther Anderson died at the age of 83 on August 28, 1977.

Sources: "Esther Nicholson." 1900 United States Federal Census. Accessed May 18, 2022. "Esther Nicholson." 1920 United States Federal Census. Accessed May 18, 2022.

"Mrs. Esther Anderson." South Bend Tribune (IN), August 29, 1977.


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 Frances Miller in 1966.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2022/05/18 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2022/05/18 by Laura Eliason.
Esther N. Anderson 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.