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Verne W. Vandivier collection

 Collection — Folder: S2357
Identifier: S2357

Scope and Contents

This collection contains several items donated by Verne W. Vandivier related to her family and Johnson County, including a November 18, 1885 note sent by Dora A. Pendleton of Nineveh to Will White of Trafalgar accepting his request to call on her on Sunday, November 22nd; a June 22, 1894 indenture between John McCaslin and Marie E. Coffin for a mortgage on property located in Johnson County; and three of Hugh Vandivier’s bi-monthly report cards for the school years from 1903 to 1906.


  • 1885-1906


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

Verne White was born March 30, 1894 in Johnson County, Indiana to William W. and Jennie C. (Mullendore) White. She graduated from Franklin College in 1917 and did graduate work at Columbia University before receiving a masters's degree in library science from Indiana University. She married Hugh E. Vandivier on August 20, 1917 and they had 3 children. She taught school, worked as a social worker, and served as director of library services at the Franklin Public Library. In 1969, she began writing "The Way Things Used to Be," a column published in the Franklin newspaper The Daily Journal. She passed away at the age of 88 on September 1, 1982.


"Newspaper Columnist, Pioneer Descendant Verne Vandivier Dies." The Daily Journal (Franklin, IN), September 1, 1982.

"'Way Things Used to Be' to Appear in the Journal." The Daily Journal (Franklin, IN), March 26, 1969.


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 Mrs. Hugh Vandivier on 1967/04/17.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2022/06/10 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2022/06/10 by Laura Eliason.
Verne W. Vandivier 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.