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Rachel Bash family letters

 Collection — Folder: S2922
Identifier: S2922

Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence from Rachel Bash and A.J. Van Der Sloot-Van Meesen in Indianapolis, Indiana and Hoevelaken, Holland ranging from 1933-1982 regarding World War II and social and economic conditions after the war. Also included is a brief history of Bash's Seed Store, which was operated in Indianapolis by members of the family from 1906-1975.


  • 1946-1949


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

Rachel Tobin Bash was born to William and Rose Tobin in Muncie, Indiana on May 17, 1908. Rachel married Jerome Keel Bash on November 4, 1933 in Marion County, Indiana. She was a social worker and an active member of several civic and service organizations in Indianapolis. These included the League of Women Voters, Red Cross, Indiana Council for Mental Health, and the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. She died in Indianapolis, Indiana on August 29, 1997 and is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery.

Sources: Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2015. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2012.


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 T. Bash on 1985/07/11.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2018/01/08 by Masada Sparrow. EAD finding aid created 2018/01/08 by Masada Sparrow.
Rachel Bash family letters
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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