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Charles R. Brown scrapbook

Identifier: V320

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a scrapbook donated by Charles R. Brown containing clippings ranging from 1926 to 1934 of the "Monte Tattler," a section of the Montezuma Enterprise (Montezuma, Ind.) newspaper written and prepared for publication by Montezuma High School students. The scrapbook also includes lists of previous students, organized by graduation year from 1918 to 1932, with short notations regarding work, college, and marriage that was used for articles printed in the “Tattler” in January and February 1933. A newspaper clipping of the 50th wedding anniversary announcement for the Rev. and Mrs. Albert L. Vermillion from June 1959, clippings from the November 5, 1959 Pictorial Press (Montezuma, Ind.) of class pictures from 1924, 1925, and 1926 that were supplied to the paper by Charles Brown, and two undated photographs identified as depicting a Girl Scout Park dedication are also in the scrapbook.


  • 1925-1959


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

Charles Richard Brown was born on July 26, 1914 in Oolitic, Indiana to Clyde L. and Mary Beatrice (Atkisson) Brown. The family moved to Montezuma, Indiana in 1917 and his father opened the Brown Funeral Home. A graduate of the local high school, he became a mortician and continued to own and operate the family funeral home after his father's death. He married Mildred Elizabeth Voyles in August 1937 and they had one son. He was a Mason and a member of the Montezuma Christian church, Indianapolis Press Club, the Indiana State Museum Society, and the Fraternal Order of Police. He was also a Kentucky Colonel, a Sagamore of the Wabash, and a former assistant secretary of the Indiana State Senate. He died at the age of 78 on May 28, 1993.

Sources: "Charles Richard Brown." Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2011. Accessed February 19, 2021. "Charles Richard Brown." Indiana, U.S., Select Marriages Index, 1748-1993. Accessed February 19, 2021.

"Charles R. Brown." Terre Haute Tribune-Star (Ind.), May 30, 1993.

"Clyde L. Brown Rites Monday." The Terre Haute Star (Ind.), April 9, 1966.


0.1 Cubic Feet (1 volume)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Charles R. Brown on 1991/12/08.


No further additions are expected.

Related Materials

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

S0174: Charles Brown papers

OH045: Charles Brown oral history

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/02/23 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2021/02/23 by Laura Eliason.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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