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Harvey M. Appleman memoirs

 Collection — Folder: S2861
Identifier: S2861

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a typed document from Harvey M. Appleman in Boyds, Maryland ranging from 1872 to 1960 regarding his life, education employment and observations.


  • 1871-1960


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

Harvey Miles Appleman was born September 28, 1872 in La Grange County, Indiana to Squire H. and Viola Ryan Appleman. He was the elder of two children. He taught school until he was nearly 20, then moved to California and worked there for some time, at a ranch and lumber mill. Mr. Appleman married Rose Danielson, also a teacher, on Oct. 22, 1898 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. They had three children, Leo (later called Robert), Rachel and a daughter who was stillborn, in 1909. Rose died three weeks later. He married Florence Scott, also a teacher, June 15, 1912 in St. Joseph County, Indiana. They had one daughter, Jane. Florence died August 1, 1930, after surgery for appendicitis.

Mr. Appleman attended Terre Haute Teachers College, Purdue University, the University of Chicago, Notre Dame University, and Ohio State University. He taught at public school in South Bend and Indianapolis, IN and in Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Appleman also served as school principal in a number of Indiana communities including Lewis, Monon, South Milford, and Shipshewana and at Manual Training School in Indianapolis, IN. He worked as the Assistant State Vocational Director in charge of Trades and Industries and later at South Bend Lathe Works. He taught engineering drawing for Ohio State University.

He moved to his son's farm in Boyds, Maryland when he retired and died there May 26, 1961. He is buried in Highland Cemetery, South Bend, Indiana.

Information found within the collection.

"Appleman, Harvey". Indiana, Marriage Collection, 1800-1941. Retrieved 2015/07/31.

"Appleman, Harvey M.". Find a Grave Photos. Retrieved 2015/07/31.

"Appleman, Harvey M.". U.S. Find a Grave Index, 1600s-Current. Retrieved 2015/07/31.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Rachel Appleman Paffenbarger on 1982/11/14.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2005/04 by Julie A. Reid. EAD finding aid created 2015/07/31 by Edythe Huffman
Harvey M. Appleman memoirs
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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