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Fred Norris papers

Identifier: L434

Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence from Fred Norris while serving during the Spanish-American War, family correspondence, newspaper clippings, and an autograph album, ranging from 1841 to 1943. The majority of the clippings are obituaries from residences from Richland Township of Whitley County, Indiana. There are also oversize marriage certificates, 1874-1900 (B052) and 1890-1900 (OB034).


  • 1841-1943, undated


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

Fred Norris was born in 1879 in Indiana to parents Samuel H. and Mary E. (Null) Norris. In 1898, Norris served in the Spanish-American War. Following the war, Norris worked as a druggist in South Whitley, Whitley County, Indiana. Norris was married to Essie Norris. He died in 1960, and was buried at South Whitley Cemetery.


0.25 Cubic Feet (1 half manuscript box, 1 oversize folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged by format and then chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records transfer the Indiana State Museum.


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:

OB034: Norris family marriage licenses and certificates

P035: Norris family photograph collection

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 1999/07/14 by Philip N. Williams. EAD finding aid created in 1999 by Philip N. Williams. EAD finding aid revised 2015/02/11 by Brent Abercrombie. EAD finding aid revised 2021/09/02; 2021/09/23 by Lauren Patton.


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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.