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Thomas Mills Carter collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S2516

Scope and Contents

This collection includes 25 manuscripts of articles written by Thomas Mills Carter for his column "It Takes All Kinds," published in the Bulletin of American Historical Collection, a quarterly periodical was published by the American Association of the Philippines. There are also two issues of the Bulletin from October, 1977 (vol. 5, no. 4) and January-March, 1978 (vol. 6, no.1). The articles offer character sketches and vignettes of American culture during the late 1940s and early 1950s. There are also two articles about Carter's father's work as a Quaker minister in Newberg, Oregon (1917-1923) and in Winchester, Indiana (1928-1934).


  • 1977-1978


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

Thomas Mills Carter, born January 14, 1915, was the son of Frederic Earl Carter, a Quaker minister. His father served churches in Newberg, Oregon, from 1917 to 1923, and Winchester, Indiana, from 1928 to 1934. In 1929, Pastor Carter served as Superintendent of the Indiana Yearly Meeting of Quakers. When only 13 years old, Thomas Carter drove a car and served as his father's driver. As an adult, Thomas Carter lived in the Philipppines where he was a consultant in ground water and hydrology. He contributed to the Bulletin of American Historical Collection, published in Manila. His column for that periodical was entitled "It Takes All Kinds." Carter died on March 14, 2003.


0.02 Cubic Feet (2 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Thomas Mills Carter on 1981/04/06.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/09/15 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid completed 2016/09/15 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised 2016/09/30 by Brittany Kropf.
Thomas Mills Carter collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.