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Roberta West Nicholson collection

Identifier: L320

Scope and Contents

This collection includes letters, photographs, newspaper clippings, advertisements, and genealogical materials from Roberta West Nicholson, Meredith Nicholson, Meredith Nicholson, Jr., Eugenie Nicholson Fox, Meredith Nicholson III, Kurt Pantzer, and May Louise Shipp in South America, Indiana, North Carolina, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa and Michigan ranging from 1861 to 1957 regarding political speeches, family correspondence, investments, advertisements, poems, family photographs, an 1861 handwritten newspaper, and newspaper clippings on writers Booth Tarkington and James Whitcomb Riley.


  • 1861-1957


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

Roberta West Nicholson was an Indianapolis social worker; served as director, Marion County Work Progress Administration, Women's and Professional Division (1930s), and in administrative posts in other social work agencies; Democratic member, Indiana House of Representatives (1935-1936); member of Parole Board, Indiana Girl School (1956-1961); daughter-in-law of writer Meredith Nicholson (1866-1947).


1.3 Cubic Feet (4 manuscript boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Roberta West Nicholson during August 1977-January 1978.


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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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