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William Blodgett collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: L372

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of two scrapbooks and two folders of loose clippings from William Blodgett dating from 1852 to 1895. The scrapbooks contain short news clippings, which are undated for the most part. Topics include sports, police corruption, articles about Blodgett, and a variety of unrelated pieces.


  • 1852-1895


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

William Henry Blodgett was born on February 7, 1857, on a houseboat operated by his father between LaSalle, Illinois, and Chicago. At the age of 19, Blodgett came to Indiana, where he worked as a clerk in Anderson and later worked with a newspaper in Richmond. During his last 37 years, Blodgett worked for The Indianapolis News.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)

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This collection is arranged by subject.

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 1999 by Philip N. Williams. EAD finding aid created 2018/05/04 by Lauren Patton.
William Blodgett 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.