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Richard B. Sealock collection

 Collection — Folder: S2461
Identifier: S2461

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a copy of Richard Sealock's typewritten notes taken directly from Steel City's Culture: An Interpretation of the History of Gary, Indiana, a comprehensive report written by William Dale Fisher in 1941 while a senior student at Yale University. Sealock compiled the highlights from Fisher's report in circa 1948 from a copy in the Gary Public Library collection. The author of the report was most likely former United States diplomat William Dale Fisher.


  • 1941, circa 1948


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

Richard Burl Sealock was born June 15, 1907 in Lexington, Illinois to Rev. Burl H. and Irene (Ridgely) Sealock. He earned degrees from Eureka College and the University of Illinois, then received his master's degree in library science from Columbia University in 1935. Sealock served as a librarian for several college and public libraries, including as head librarian of the Gary, Indiana library system from 1945 to 1949. He married Mary Margaret Morrow in 1932 and they three children. Sealock died in Wooster, Ohio on November 3, 1984.

Sources: "Richard Burl Sealock." U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947. Accessed December 9, 2022.

"Richard B. Sealock." The Pantagraph (Bloomington, IL), November 4, 1984.

"Richard Sealock, Former Head Librarian, Dies." Kansas City Times (Kansas City, MO), November 5, 1984.


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 Richard Sealock on 1948/04/16.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2022/12/09 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2022/12/09 by Laura Eliason.
Richard B. Sealock 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.