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Alvah Judson Rogers, James Whitcomb Riley sketch

 Collection — Folder: S2608
Identifier: S2608

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a sketch of James Whitcomb Riley drawn by Alvah Judson Rogers mostly like following his move to Brown County, Indiana in 1940. The pencil drawing depicts Riley in profile wearing his spectacles and is signed A. J. Rogers.


  • circa 1940-1960


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

Alvah Judson Rogers was born October 19, 1894 in Gloversville, New York to Alva H. and Lola (Judson) Rogers. He became an architect and for a time designed houses in California. He moved to Nashville, Indiana in 1940 and went on to design more than 40 homes in Brown County and neighboring Monroe County, including his own home in Nashville that he named Robinwood. Rogers was also an accomplished artist and was an active supporter of the Brown County Art Gallery and the Brown County Art Guild. He died at the age of 82 on May 19, 1977.


"Alvah Judson Rogers." Brown County Democrat (IN), May 25, 1977.

"Architectural Drawings Make Interesting One-Man Show." Brown County Democrat (IN), September 5, 1957.

Robinwood Inn. "The History of Robinwood." About the Robinhood Inn. Accessed December 9, 2022.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection consists of one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Gilbert Weldy in 2004.


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.
Alvah Judson Rogers, James Whitcomb Riley sketch
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.