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Lawrence W. Shultz papers

Identifier: L512

Scope and Contents

Series 1 of this collection contains binders of genealogical records compiled by Lawrence W. Shultz of Manchester, Indiana for his book, "Shultz Family Record." These binders are undated, although the Shultz Family Record was published in 1966. In addition to his research, there are two copies of the manuscript of the Shultz Family Recordand a "dummy copy" that was created as an outline of the book.

Series 2 of this collection includes personal papers of Lawrence W. Shultz in Manchester, Indiana ranging from 1932 to 1981 regarding genealogy, Church of the Brethren services and tours of Europe and the U.S., and the purchase and sale of books. Also in this series is correspondence to and from Lawrence W. Shultz regarding genealogy, speaking engagements, book negotiations, and European tours.


  • circa 1966-1981, 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

Lawrence W. Shultz was born in Huntington (Ind.) on October 24, 1890. He graduated from Manchester College in 1914 and later obtained his Master's degree from Northwestern University in 1924. Shultz was a librarian at Manchester College for 17 years and was a minister in the Church of the Brethren. During his lifetime, he published five books in addition to his Shultz Family Record. Lawrence W. Shultz died on May 22, 1982 in Manchester, Indiana


The National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; Record Group Title: Records of the Selective Service System, 1926-1975; Record Group Number: 147

"Obituary of Lawrence W. Shultz." Indianapolis Star, May 25, 1982, 29. Accessed June 14, 2018.


3 Cubic Feet (3 cubic foot boxes)

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Arranged in the following series:

Series 1: Shultz Family Record manuscript, circa 1966, undated

Series 2: Lawrence W. Shultz personal papers, 1932-1981

Custodial History

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


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2018/06/14 by Jennifer Carter. EAD finding aid created 2018/06/14 by Jennifer Carter.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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