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R. B. Armstrong account book

 Collection — Volume: V219
Identifier: V219

Scope and Contents

This collection contains an account book maintained by R. B. Armstrong, who ran his own photography studio in the 1930s and 1940s. The account book details pictures taken by Armstrong and orders made by his customers in 1938 and 1939. The book also includes a listing of Armstrong’s expenses.


  • 1938-1939


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.

Administrative History

The town of Roachdale, Indiana was founded in 1880 with fewer than a hundred inhabitants. Originally called Langsdale, it was renamed Roachdale after Judge Addison Locke Roach, a railroad executive. The town grew due to its close proximity to the intersection of the Indianapolis, Decator and Springfield railroad and the Louisville, New Albany and Chicago railroad just outside of town. The two eventually supported several different kinds of businesses and over sixty commercial operations. It is located in Putnam County in Franklin Township.

Robert Armstrong was born in Indiana around 1871. In the 1940s, he lived in Roachdale, Putnam County, where he owned his own photography studio.


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0.01 Cubic Feet (1 volume)

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This collection contains one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. Jean Woodhall on 1975/06.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2005/04/15 by Jennifer Duplaga. Collection reprocessed 2018/08/16 by Abby Currier. EAD finding aid created 2018/08/16 by Abby Currier.
R. B. Armstrong account book
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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