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James Whitcomb Riley portrait print

 Collection — Folder: OBC028
Identifier: OBC028

Scope and Contents

This collection includes an oversize portrait print of James Whitcomb Riley, from a photograph with hand-drawn embellishments, that belonged to Theresa Vinton Pierce Krull of Indianapolis, Indiana, circa 1917.


  • circa 1917


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

Born in Greenfield, Indiana on October 7, 1849, James Whitcomb Riley was a famed American poet and writer, best known for his Hoosier dialect verse in noted works, "Raggedy Man" (1907), "The Little Orphan Annie" (1908), and The Old Swimmin’ Hole and Other Poems (1912). Riley was also a prominent Indianapolis resident, whose house at 528 Lockerbie St. later became a historic building and museum of his work that was named a National Historic Landmark in 1962. James Whitcomb Riley died July 22, 1916 from complications resulting from a stroke and he was buried at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis and his tomb sits on one of the highest points in Marion County.


0.06 Cubic Feet (1 large oversize collection)

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This collection consists of one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2022/05/25 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid created 2022/05/25 by Brittany Kropf.
James Whitcomb Riley portrait print
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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