Scope and Contents
This collection includes samples of paper, envelopes, and commercially printed items (including letterhead, envelopes, blotters, tickets, business cards, flyers, invoices, labels, placemats, programs, a box for headache tablets, and tags); printer's layouts and designs; printer's blocks, and samples of ink and fabric from the Richardson Printing Company in Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from 1918-1974 regarding advertising and the printing trade.
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.
The Richardson Printing Company, of Indianapolis, Indiana, was started by Charles Michael Richardson, who was born June 26, 1880 to Hiram V. and Anna Elizabeth (Stumpf) Richardson. He was the oldest of three, including May C. and Hester A. Charles was graduated from Emmerich Manual Training High School and had been involved with the printing business since graduation. He married Harriet G. Carr on April 16, 1930 in Marion County, Indiana. Charles owned the printing company for 30 years at the time of his death, on July 19, 1948. He is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis. The company was managed by Claude E. and Robert E. Yates until it was liquidated in 1974.
"Carr, Harriet". Web, Marion County, Indiana, Marriage Index, 1925-2012. Retrieved 2016/11/21. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com
"Richardson, Charles M.". Indianapolis (IN) Star. 20 July 1948: 11, c. 5. Print.
"Richardson, Charles Michael." Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2016/11/21. http://www.findagrave.com
"Richardson, Charles Michael." Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011. Retrieved 2016/11/21. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com
Research conducted by Noraleen Young, reference librarian at the Indiana State Library, January 1988.
7.3 Cubic Feet (22 manuscript boxes)