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Harold Standish Barr collection

Identifier: L340

Scope and Contents

This collection includes hand-written and typed correspondences to family and friends from Harold Standish Barr in Indiana, Kentucky, New Jersey, and France ranging from 1917 to 1918 regarding camp life and World War I.


  • 1917-1920; 1928


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

Harold Standish Burr was an attorney and soldier from Crown Point, Indiana. He enlisted in the U.S. army in 1917 and was assigned to the Coast Artillery Corps. Burr served at Ft. Thomas in Kentucky and Fort Mott in New Jersey before being sent to Camp de Mailly in Aube, France in 1918. Discharged in 1919 at Camp Sherman in Ohio, then graduated to become a lawyer and was active in veterans organizations. Burr passed away in 1937.


0.6 Cubic Feet (2 manuscript boxes)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Dixon Barr on 1981/11/06.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/08/29 by Kori Nell. EAD finding aid created 2016/08/29 by Kori Nell.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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