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Ida E. Collom family album

 Collection — Folder: S2391
Identifier: S2391

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a small, soft cover album from the 1910s handmade by Ida Collom of La Crosse, Indiana. The album appears to have been sent as a gift and includes various family photographs with "Some Kodak pictures of our girlie Lavon, home and town from Mrs. Geo. Collom, La Crosse, Ind" written on a small Christmas card attached to the front cover.


  • circa 1910

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 / Historical

Ida E. Robins was born April 20, 1878 in LaPorte County, Indiana to Norman and Emily (Learn) Robins. She married George W. Collom on December 25, 1899 and they had one daughter, Lavon (1907-1974). Around 1910, George and his brother William opened a general store in La Crosse, another small community in LaPorte County, and the Colloms moved there. The store was traded for a farm in November 1916 and George, Ida, and Lavon moved to Bartow, Florida the following year. After a long illness, Ida Collom died at the age of 47 on June 28, 1925.

Sources: "Ida E. Robins." Indiana, U.S., Marriage Index, 1800-1941. Accessed August 1, 2022.

"Bartow Woman Dead." Tampa Tribune (FL), July 3, 1925. "Ida Robins Collom." Find a Grave Memorial. Accessed August 1, 2022.

"Trade Store for Farm." La Crosse Sentinel (IN), November 23, 1916.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2022/08/02 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2022/08/02 by Laura Eliason.
Ida E. Collom family album
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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