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Myrtie Barker photograph collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SP003

Scope and Contents

This collection contains photographs of Myrtie L. Barker, as well as one photograph of her mother, Mary A. Barker, ranging from circa 1910 to 1960s. Other photographs were taken during her career as a columnist for the Indianapolis News. Several photographs show Barker at a book signing for >Where is Everybody?, released in 1968.


  • circa 1910-circa 1960

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

Myrtie L. Barker was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on July 24, 1910 and died in January of 1983. She was educated at home by tutors after she contracted polio in 1921. Barker also took extension classes from Indiana University. She worked as a columnist for the Sheridan News, and then later for the Indianapolis News. Barker was a member of the National Women's Press Association, the National League of American Penwomen, and Woman's Press of Indiana. She was also wrote three books by the end of the 1960s: My Window Parade of Days, I Am Only One, and Where is Everybody?.


0.02 Cubic Feet (2 folders)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Related Materials

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

L583: Myrtie Barker collection

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed 2004 by Amy C. Belcher. EAD finding aid revised 2019/02/14 by Brittany Kropf.
Myrtie Barker photograph 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.