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Carl H. Lieber collection

 Collection — Folder: S2738
Identifier: S2738

Scope and Contents

The collection primarily consists of correspondence sent to Lieber regarding his involvement with various civic associations: The Civil Improvement Committee of the Indianapolis Commercial Club (1910), the Indiana Little Theatre Society, the John Herron Art Institute (1915-1916), the Paul Dresser Memorial Commission. There are also clippings related to the proposal to erect a memorial to the teachers of Indianapolis, to be located in the Memorial Court of the new Shortridge High School building, an article on Paul Dresser by Max Ehrmann, and drawings of proposed memorials to Dresser in Terre Haute. Correspondents include William Fortune and Lorado Taft.


  • 1910-1926

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

Carl H. Lieber was born in Indianapolis on March 16, 1866, the second son of Herman and Mary Metzer Lieber. After completing a year at Shortridge High School, he entered H. Lieber and Copmpany (his father's business) and remained with the company until his death. Carl Lieber married Meta Panzer. The couple had four children: Carl T. and Meta Lieber of Indianapolis, Hilda Lieber of New York City, and Mrs. J.W. Hofmann of Indianapolis.

Carl Lieber was chairman of the fine arts committee of the John Herron Art Institute. He was also a life member of the American Historical Association. Mr. Lieber died on April 6, 1929 of heart failure while at Hot Springs, Arkansas.


0.03 Cubic Feet (1 folder and 1 oversize folder)

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Custodial History

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


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/01/09 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid created 2016/01/09 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid updated 2019/05/20 by Lauren Patton.
Carl H. Lieber collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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