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Helen Augspurger papers

 Collection — Folder: S2902
Identifier: S2902

Scope and Contents

This collection includes typed signed letters from Helen C. Augspurger, Ross F. Lockridge, Sr., V.L. Tatlock, J. William Ball and others in New Haven, Connecticut; Bloomington and Logansport, Indiana and other locations; programs schedules; and class records from some of the institutes ranging from 1948 to 1957 regarding the Institutes and arrangements.


  • 1948-1957


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.

Administrative History

The Hoosiers Historical Institutes were offered for college credit through the extension division of the Indiana State Teachers College, now Indiana State University. These institutes were sponsored by Indiana University, Purdue University, Ball State Teachers College, Indiana State Department of Education, Indiana Department of Commerce and Public Relations and the Indiana Historical Bureau.

Dr. Ross F. Lockridge was the director of the program and the instructor for first few Institutes. Due to failing health, he was unable to continue.

Helen C. Augspurger was born in Woodburn, Allen County, Indiana to Joseph and Zola C. Augspurger in 1903. She had a younger sister, L. Kathryn. She taught for 45 years and was active in many teacher organizations and as a volunteer at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, achieving the Jefferson award. She was the class secretary of the first institute, attended most of the others and was coordinator for the program in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She retired in 1966 and died in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 3, 2006 at the age of 103. She is buried in the Indiana Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, New Haven, Allen County, Indiana.

J. William Ball was at one time President of the Cass County Historical Society.

Information found within the collection.

"Augspurger, Helen C.". 1920 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/07/31.

"Augspurger, Helen C.". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2015/07/31.


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 Helen Augspurger on 1990/05/15. .


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2005/04 by Jennifer Duplaga. EAD finding aid created 2015/07/31 by Edythe Huffman.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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