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Frederick Taggart Cretors, Jr. collection

Identifier: L426

Scope and Contents

This collection includes papers, letters, photographs, newspaper clippings, and volumes from Frederick Taggart Cretors, Jr. in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana ranging from 1927 to 1989 regarding his life and World War I service.

This collection contains several issues of the Shortridge Daily Echo and an issue of the Shortridge Weekly Echo ranging in date from 1928 to 1981. Also included are oversize certificates and a photograph (OB019).


  • 1927-1991


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

Frederick Taggart Cretors, Jr. was born July 31, 1913 in Springfield, Ohio. He was the son of Frederick Taggart Cretors and Elizabeth H. Clark, and grand nephew of Thomas Taggart. Cretors attended Shortridge High School and Butler University, both in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. He worked as an Indiana state trooper and public relations director (1936-1943), Indiana Civil Defense director and executive director (1950-1954), executive director of the Indiana Traffic Safety Council (1938-1953), lieutenant destroyer officer for the U.S. Navy (1944-1946), and as administrative officer of the Volunteer Naval Reserve Public Relations Unit.


0.65 Cubic Feet (2 manuscript boxes, 1 medium oversize folder)

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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 Betty Cretors in 1992/05/20.


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:

OB019: Frederick Taggart Cretors, Jr. oversize collection

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/05/19 by Brent Abercrombie. EAD finding aid created 2015/05/19 by Brent Abercrombie. EAD finding aid updated by Lauren Patton on 2021/08/25; 2021/09/15.
Frederick Taggart Cretors, Jr. 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.