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Luster Ray Kleinknight collection

Identifier: L396

Scope and Contents

This collection includes programs, photographs, and papers from Luster Kleinknight ranging from 1877 to 1949 regarding his early life, high school, Purdue University and his study of engineer, the Triangle Fraternity, Field Artillery Central Officers Training School (F.A.C.O.T.S.) at Camp Zachary Taylor, travel, and social functions. Included is a great deal of ephemera, theatre, orchestra, and other entertainment programs, as well as tickets for events and transportation, photographs, invitations, greeting cards, dance cards, receipts, and writings by Henry G. Wanty of Michigan.


  • 1896-1949


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

Luster Ray "Bus" Kleinknight was born on December 21, 1896 in Wells County, Indiana. He graduated from Tocsin High in 1913 and Bluffton High in 1914. He attended Purdue University from 1914 to 1918. After college, he graduated from Field Artillery Central Officers Training School at Camp Zachary Taylor, Kentucky. He lived in several towns throughout Indiana, as well as Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Washington D.C. He passed away in 1977 in Los Angeles, California.


Items in collection.


0.6 Cubic Feet (2 manuscript boxes)

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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 Howard N. Cornett and Robert S. Conrich on 1987/01/03.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/10/03 by Kori Nell. EAD finding aid created 2016/10/03 by Kori Nell. EAD finding aid updated 2016/11/21 by Lauren Patton.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.