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Florence Riddick Boys papers

Identifier: L424

Scope and Contents

This collection includes typed sketches and other writings, newspaper articles, pamphlets, correspondence, magazine books, editorials, and photographs from Florence Riddick Boys ranging from 1898-1982 regarding the life of Florence Riddick Boys and her husband, Samuel B. Boys, "Woman's Page" and her authorship, the Republican Party, women's suffrage, and public welfare.


  • 1898-1982


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

Florence Riddick Boys was born in Litchfield, Minnesota in 1873. She attended Albion College in 1891 where she met her future husband, Sam. She taught English, German, and History at the high school in Menominee, Michigan after she graduated. She then, along with Sam, moved to South Bend, Indiana where they got married on Thanksgiving Day of 1898. In 1904, they moved to Plymouth, Indiana where she became interested and active in child welfare, suffrage, and politics. She also became the County Chairman of Woman's Francise League in the 1910's. She passed away in 1963. She had five children.


0.6 Cubic Feet (2 manuscript boxes)


This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Edith Boys Enos on 1991/08/02.


No further additions are expected.

Related Archival Material

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the Indiana collection, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

ISLI 914 B793j: A Journey in Europe by Samuel E. Boys

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/10/26 by Kori Nell. EAD finding aid created 2016/10/26 by Kori Nell. EAD finding aid updated 2016/11/14 by Lauren Patton.
Florence Riddick Boys papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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