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Maude Vestal collection

Identifier: L384

Scope and Contents

The bulk of the collection consists of Maude Vestal’s diaries (1920, 1925-1932) and papers regarding the Wendell Willkie Notification Committee (1940). The Willkie papers principally pertain to the planning of the official notification ceremony in Elwood, Indiana, on August 17, 1940. The collection also contains family and business correspondence; papers regarding her guardianship of Ann Catherine Shaffer; reports on clothing production by Red Cross Volunteers in Anderson; and social work reports. The collection is arranged in two series, Diaries and Subject files. The Diaries are arranged chronologically, while the Subject files are arranged alphabetically.


  • 1920-1940


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

Hulda Maude Malone was born in February 1879, in Anderson, Indiana. Her parents were Charles T. and Hannah Ann (Bronnenberg) Malone. She married Albert H. Vestal on January 8, 1903. Like her husband, Malone was active in the work of the Republican Party. She was a member of the Indiana Woman’s Republican Club as well as Madison County and Anderson Republican organizations. She was active in the campaign of Wendell Willkie. Maude was also very involved in the American Red Cross in Madison County. She died on June 13, 1951, in Anderson, Indiana.

Source: Accessed April 17, 2006.

Commemorative Biographical Record of Prominent and Representative Men of Indianapolis and Vicinity Containing Biographical Sketches of Business and Professional Men and of Many of the Early Settled Families. Chicago: J. H. Beers and Co., 1908.


1 Cubic Feet (3 manuscript boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection is organized by format, chronnologically or alphabetically.

Custodial History

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


No further additions are expected.

Related Archival Material

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

L352: Albert H. Vestal papers

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2006/04 by Christian Baich. Finding aid updated 2015/11/20 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid created 2018/05/07 by Lauren Patton.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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