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Frank E. Stevenson collection

 Collection — Folder: S2585
Identifier: S2585

Scope and Contents

This collection includes one 34-page, typed manuscript and one envelope front from Frank E. Stevenson in Rockville, Indiana from about 1913 regarding the state of preparedness of the U.S. military for war. The envelope is addressed to Major F. E. Stevenson, Field Artillery Ind. Nat. Guard, Rockville, Ind., with a return address of War Department, Division of Militia Affairs and marked "Official Business." Written on the envelope is "Report 7055/76," "Are we prepared for war," and "Rockville Tribune, March 4, 1913."


  • 1913/03/04


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

In 1913 Major Frank E. Stevenson (1862?-1947) presented his paper, on the preparedness of the United States for war, to an audience of military and civilians. The event was reported in the March 4, 1913 issue of the Rockville Tribune. Stevenson was also a member of the Indiana National Guard as well as a merchant in Rockville, Indiana.

Stevenson was born about 1863 in Indiana and married Katharine Rice. As a child, he clerked in his father's dry goods store in Rockville, Indiana.

Sources: "Frank E. Stevenson." 1910 United States Census. Accessed October 28, 2015.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection contains one item.

Custodial History

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


No further additions are expected.

Related Materials

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

S2451: Frank E. Stevenson papers

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 1997/06 by J.C. and corrected 1997/10 by ef. EAD finding aid created 2015/11/10 by Ruth Bogan.
Frank E. Stevenson collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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