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Edna May Green papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S2627

Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence, tear sheets, music copyrights, stock certificates, sheet music, news clippings, songs, poems, other writings, and a photograph from Edna May Green in Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from 1918 to 1954, regarding Edna May Green, her compositions and other works. Correspondants, include Josiah K. Lilly and various music publishers; most correspondence deals with Green's attempts to have her music more widely played and recognized. The tear sheets and clippings are composed of pages torn from The Journeyman Barber Hairdresser and Cosmetologist, in which Green published poetry on a regular basis.

There are also 2 oversize folder containing photographs, clippings, and sheet music by Edna May Green ranging from 1918 to 1954 (OB176).


  • 1918-1954


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

Edna May Green was a composer and song writer in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was married to Calvin W. Green. Green died on March 15, 1982 at the age of 94 in Carmel, Indiana.


0.12 Cubic Feet (1 folder, 2 medium oversize folders)

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This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a purchase from Frank Flora in 1981/01.


No further additions are expected.

Related Archival Material

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

OB176: Edna May Green oversize collection

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/03/01 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid created 2017/03/01 by Lauren Patton.
Edna May Green papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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