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Agnes McCulloch Hanna collection

 Collection — Folder: S2499
Identifier: S2499

Scope and Contents

Mary Margaret McBride sent two post cards in 1940 and 1956, and one short letter in 1939. In 1939, Mary complimented Agnes for the "wonderful article in the Matrix." Mary wrote: "I love you for doing it so sympathetically and beautifully." The post card in 1940 tells Agnes that she is going to Missouri in the spring, and has a speaking engagement in Kansas City. The 1956 post card is from West Shokan, Ulster County, New York, and thanks Mrs. Hanna for "your nice note which Woman's Home Companion forwarded." She says that she still keeps her apartment in town but is living in the country "most of the time." She says that "Stella Karn and I both send you all good wishes."


  • 1939-1956


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

Mary Margaret McBride, who wrote the two post cards and one letter in this collection, was born November 16, 1899, in Paris, Monroe County, Missouri to Thomas and Elizabeth (Craig) McBride. She had three brothers: Buford C., Dallas Milton; and Anderson Boone. In 1920, she was a stenographer in a shipping office in New York City. In 1940, she was single, still living in New York, and listed her occupation as commentator.

Biographical Note

Agnes McCulloch Hanna was a native of Indianapolis. She was educated in Indianapolis schools and graduated from Bryn Mawr College. She returned to Indianapolis to continue her education through Indiana University extension classes. She married Hugh Henry Hanna who was a member of a pioneer banking family. Hanna began her work as a journalist and editor of a column in the Indianapolis Star called "Liberty Kitchen News". She reviewed books before private groups throughout Indiana for 10 years. She was also active in Indianapolis civic and cultural affairs and was a member of many organizations including the Indianapolis Woman's Club, Daughters of the American Revolution and Indianapolis Women's Rotary Club.

Hanna's family included her brother, Dr. Carlton B. McCulloch, who was a two-time Democratic candidate for governor of Indiana, two daughters, Dorthea and Alice, and a son, Hugh H. Hanna III. She also had 2 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.


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.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 1998 by Cristella Bond. Finding aid completed 2016/8/11 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.