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Poets' Study Club of Terre Haute collection

Identifier: L400

Scope and Contents

This collection includes minutes and treasurers' reports; copies of the round table newsletter; letters from Poets' Study Club of Terre Haute and members; bulletins for the Indiana State Federation of Poetry Clubs; writings by Lillian Robertson Beck and miscellaneous papers and publications in Terre Haute and Crawfordsville, Indiana and elsewhere in the United States ranging from 1939 to 1976 regarding poetry, hymnody and writing.


  • 1939-1976


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

Lillian Heinemann Robertson Beck was born to Otto and Elizabeth (Weissenborn) Heinemann on January 12, 1884 in Harrisburg, Illinois. She had a brother, Walter. She had a son, Harry, with her first husband, Mr. Robertson. She later married John "Jack" Beck, with whom she had a daughter, Lucille.

Beck was one of the seven founders (July 7, 1939) and a former president of the Poets' Study Club of Terre Haute, Indiana. She published at least two books. Beck died July 5, 1973 and was buried in the Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute.

Sources: "Lillian Beck." Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011. Accessed October 12, 2016. "Lillian Beck." Find a Grave Memorial. Accessed October 12, 2016.

"Local Poets' Study Club Marks Silver Anniversary." Terre Haute (IN) Tribune, July 12, 1964, p. 26.

"Mrs. Lillian Beck." Terre Haute (IN) Tribune, July 6, 1973, p. 2.


2 Cubic Feet (3 manuscript boxes, 1 cubic foot box)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Poets' Study Club of Terre Haute on 1984/10/29.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 1999 by Amy L. Baskette. EAD finding aid created 2016/10/17 by Edythe Huffman.
Poets' Study Club of Terre Haute 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.