Scope and Contents
This collection contains photocopies of Fred L. Pierpont's papers, including a map of Lexington, Indiana from 1922 and a page with handwritten explanations of the town roads and points of interest on map; an undated to-do list of maintenance jobs written on Englishton Park (Lexington, Indiana) letterhead; a copy of "History of Lexington High School," a five-page essay possibly written by a student for a school assignment in circa 1931; and nonprofessional drawings of President Taft and his family. The collection also includes photocopies of the pamphlet Currency Reform: Speech of William Jennings Bryan at Economic Club Dinner, Hotel Astor, New York, February 5th, 1908 and a large number of pages from Great Issues and National Leaders of 1908, a non-partisan handbook and guide for voters during the Campaign of 1908.
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.
Fred Lee Pierpont was born September 12, 1890 in Lexington, Scott County, Indiana to Edward and Sarah (Montgomery) Pierpont. He graduated from Hanover College and earned a masters degree from Indiana University. Pierpont became a teacher and taught senior classes in social studies, history, government and economics at Warren Central High School in Indianapolis for 25 years. Prior to moving to Indianapolis, he taught at Clayton and Lexington. Pierpont was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Lexington and the Indiana Historical Society. He died at the age of 63 on April 7, 1954.
Ancestry.com. "Fred L. Pierpint." U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2011. Accessed October 3, 2022. https://www.ancestrylibrary.com.
"Fred L. Pierpont, Warren Teacher Dies in Home." Indianapolis Star (IN), April 9, 1954. https://www.newspapers.com.
"Teacher Kept Pupils Interested in Books." Indianapolis News (IN), April 8, 1954. https://www.newspapers.com.
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