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Cecil Beeson, Blackford County photograph collection

 Collection — Folder: SP015
Identifier: SP015

Scope and Contents

This collection includes photographs from Cecil Beeson in Blackford County, Indiana ranging from circa 1877 to 1925, regarding buildings, businesses, houses, and other places in Blackford County as well as events that occurred there. Collection includes an item-level inventory.


  • circa 1877-1925

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

Cecil Everett Beeson, Sr., son of William Henry and Jenny Jinks Beeson, was born in Wabash, Indiana on August 19, 1905. He was a twin to Claude Stuart Beeson. The family moved to Hartford City, Blackford County, Indiana, in 1911 following the death of his mother. Beeson graduated from Hartford City High School. He married Hannah Catherine Sills on August 19, 1928. In 1938, Beeson married Cittie Pearl Helm of Adair County, Kentucky. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1965 and then became deputy surveyor of Blackford County. He was an avid genealogist and was instrumental in opening the Blackford Historical Museum and Cecil Beeson Genealogical Library. Beeson died April 4, 1994.


Items in the collection.

Cecil Beeson oral history transcript, September 1979, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library "Cecil Everett Beeson, Sr." Find a Grave Index. Access March 19, 2019.

Obiturary. Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, April 7, 1994.


0.02 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mr. and Mrs. Cecil H. Beeson.


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:

L566: Cecil Beeson papers

OH035: Cecil Everett Beeson oral history transcript, 1979, Wabash Carnegie Public Library

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2019/03/19 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid created 2019/03/19 by Brittany Kropf.
Cecil Beeson, Blackford County 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.