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Robert R. Engels collection

 Collection — Folder: S2883
Identifier: S2883

Scope and Contents

This collection includes newspaper articles, articles from periodicals, personal correspondence, poetry, and photographs ranging from 1922 to 1946 regarding the Izaak Walton League and its desire to return unproductive agricultural land within the Kankakee Marsh back to marshland.


  • 1922-1946


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

Robert R. Engels was born on June 26, 1890 in Dodgeville, Wisconsin to John and Margaret Engels. He married Edith Chipman on November 21, 1924. Engels was an attorney and worked as Deputy Counselor for Gary, Indiana and as a Deputy Prosecutor in Fulton County, Indiana. He was a member of the Izaak Walton League and was known as the "Grandad of Kankakee Wildlife". Engels passed away at the age of 89 on February 3, 1980.

Sources: "Robert R. Engels." Indiana Death Certificates, 1899-2011. Accessed May 17, 2018.

"Engles, Robert R." Gary Post-Tribune (IN), February 4, 1980.


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.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 1998 by Philip N. Williams. EAD finding aid created in 1998 by Philip N. Williams. EAD finding aid revised on 2018/17/05 by Laura Eliason.
Robert R. Engels 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.