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Kathryn Fletcher Davis family papers

Identifier: L382

Scope and Contents

This collection includes photographs, personal diaries, account books, and cassette tapes from Kathryn Fletcher Davis ranging from 1900 to 1975 regarding her life, daily expenses, and family. Her diaries record her every day life, including her relationships with family members, illnesses, household chores, and her attempts to bring in additional income through boarders and other jobs. The account books are detailed records of the family's expenses. Notable items include a small mirror with a family photo behind it and photos of a train crash in Terre Haute, Indiana.


  • circa 1900-1976


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

Kathryn Fletcher Davis was born in Terre Haute, Indiana in 1901. She attended school until the fourth grade when she transferred to St. Ann's Parochial School. Davis married a man with the last name of Fletcher and had a daughter in 1930. She later divorced and moved with her daughter to Ohio. Davis then converted from Protestant to Catholic and married Neal P. Davis. She moved back to Terre Haute until her death in 1982.


1.6 Cubic Feet (5 manuscript boxes)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Eugene V. Muench on 1987/10/17.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/09/28 by Kori Nell. EAD finding aid created 2016/09/28 by Kori Nell. EAD finding aid revised 2016/10/14 by Lauren Patton.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.