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Mrs. Demarchus C. Brown collection

 Collection — Folder: S2879
Identifier: S2879

Scope and Contents

This collection contains one undated promotional brochure entitled “Literature and Travel Talks,” inviting bookings of talks “suitable for Clubs, Classes or Schools.” The listing of available topics is organized under three categories: art and travel talks, masters of world literature, and miscellaneous subjects. Handwritten notes seem to pertain to assorted topics, e.g. Spain, Pillars of Hercules, American drama.


  • undated

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

Mrs. Demarchus C. Brown was born Jessie L. Christian in Madison, IN in October 1876. She graduated from Butler College in 1897. On September 1, 1897, she married Demarchus C. Brown, the Indiana State Librarian. Jessie Brown lectured for women’s clubs in Indiana and adjoining states on literary, biographical and travel topics. Her contributions to culture were recognized at a testimonial program at the English Theater on May 23, 1936. She died in 1941.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records transfer from the Indiana Division clipping files.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 1998/07 by Philip N. Williams. EAD finding aid created in 1998/07 by Philip N. Williams. EAD finding aid revised in 2005/05 by Jennifer Duplaga.
Mrs. Demarchus Brown 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.