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Golda Clay Walter historical sketch

 Collection — Folder: S2818
Identifier: S2818

Scope and Contents

This collection includes two copies of Golda Clay Walter's historical sketch, "Wakarusa, Indiana Was 100 Years Old in 1952". Written circa 1952, Walter's sketch is a nine page typewritten article that relates the early history of Olive Township and the establishment of Wakarusa. The article mentions early settlers, local businesses and town physicians, and also relates "the one outstanding tragical event of the Town", a fire that occurred on October 29, 1899 and burned down the south east corner of the town.


  • circa 1952


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

Golda Clay Walter was born on February 6, 1890 in Wakarusa, Indiana to William and Nora Clay. She married Ralph Walter on May 7, 1913 and they operated the Walter Lumber Company. A lifelong resident of Wakarusa, she was a member of the local Methodist Church and a charter member of the Searchlight Club. She passed away at the age of 84 on August 4, 1974.


"Golda Walter." Wakarusa Tribune (IN), August 7, 1974.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from the Wakarusa Public Library on 1979/08/03.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2018/05/18 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2018/05/18 by Laura Eliason.
Golda Clay Walter historical sketch
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.