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Lucille Lipps Gaynor photograph collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SP013

Scope and Contents

This collection includes photographs from Lucille Lipps Gaynor in Indiana and Illinois ranging from circa 1850 to 1944, including snapshots Lucille with friends including Bert Forrest, portraits of soldiers from World War I and family members, group portraits of schoolmates, a memorial composite of the Knightstown firemen who died in the masonic temple fire on October 13, 1899, an image of a streetcar with war bonds advertisements, and a group portrait from the Red Cross Ambulance Company No. 18 reunion in Indianapolis on September 17, 1932. There is also a postcard of Union Station in St. Louis, Missouri from John Maroney to his parents in Indianapolis in April, 1944.


  • circa 1850-1944


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

Lucille Mary Lipps was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on September 2, 1899 to William A. and Margarete Lipps. She had one brother, Andrew. Lucille worked as the assistant manager of a coal company in Indianapolis in 1920. She married Edward Orville Gaynor, with whom she had three children, Margaret Ann (Gaynor) Petty, Lucia (Gaynor) Karst, and Edward Andrew Gaynor. On September 8, 1920 in Indianapolis, Gaynor was a designer for East End Post Greenhouse, president, secretary, and treasurer for Veterans of World War I Post 41 Auxiliary and a member of the Indianapolis Fireman’s Auxiliary. Gaynor was a volunteer for the Cheer Guild at Riley Hospital for Children. She died in February of 1984 and was buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis on February 10, 1984.


The Indianapolis Star, February 10, 1984, July 12, 1981, June 21, 1961. "Lucille Lipps." 1910 United States Federal Census. Accessed March 21, 2016. "Lucille Lipps." 1920 United States Federal Census. Accessed March 21, 2016. "Lucille Gaynor." 1940 United States Federal Census. Accessed March 21, 2016. "Lucille Lipps." Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941. Accessed March 21, 2016. "Lucille Gaynor." U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014. Accessed March 21, 2016. "Lucille Mary Lipps Gaynor." Find a Grave Memorial. Accessed March 21, 2016.


0.02 Cubic Feet (2 folders)

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This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Lucille Gaynor on 1982/11/05.


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:

L206: Lucille Lipps Gaynor papers

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2019/02/15 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid created 2019/02/15 by Brittany Kropf.
Lucille Lipps Gaynor 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.