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Gilbert Hutton collection

Identifier: L452

Scope and Contents

This collection includes newspapers, photographs, letters, certificate, and map from Gilbert Hutton in the Pacific front during World War II ranging from 1944 to 1953 regarding military life. Three copies of the "Instrument of Surrender of the Japanese Government and the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters" to the United States Army and Allied Forces in Tokyo, Japan and the Philippines on September 2-3, 1945 are included in the collection. There are also six 16 mm film reels he made or obtained concerning places and events in Indiana after returning there upon the end of the war.


  • 1944-1953, 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

Gilbert "Gil" Hutton, born 1917, owned and operated Photo Art Studio in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana. He worked as a photographer during World War II in the Philippines. Hutton had pictures and documents about the Japanese surrender. After returning to Indiana, he made a few short films about people and things in Indiana. Gilbert Hutton was married to Thelma E. Hutton, died in 1999, and is buried at Rest Haven Memorial Park in Lafayette, Indiana.


1.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box; 2 large oversize boxes)

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This collection is arranged by subject, then chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from J. Lackey on 1999/09/29.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/04/23 by Brent Abercrombie. EAD finding aid created 2015/04/24 by Brent Abercrombie. EAD finding aid revised 2015/08/03 by Brittany Kropf.


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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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