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Josephine Bicket collection

Identifier: L519

Scope and Contents

The collection contains papers, letters, invitations, announcements, and newspaper clippings from Josephine Bicket ranging from 1948 to 1981 about her life and the Democratic Party in Indianapolis, Indiana. Some material was collected by Josephine Bicket as part of her work with the “Office of Women’s Activities” in the Democratic Party.


  • 1948-1981


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

Josephine Bicket was a native of Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. She married Andrew B. Bicket and had one daughter. Bicket attended Arsenal Technical High School, University of Alabama, and enrolled in extension courses at Purdue and Indiana Universities. Bicket was a member of the Marion County Council from 1954 to 1961, becoming the first woman to serve as its president. She worked in the Indiana Office of Civil Defense, the personnel office for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, and in 1965 moved to the position of Circulation and Promotion Manager for Outdoor Indiana magazine.


0.2 Cubic Feet (1 half manuscript box)

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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 Carol Hann on 1986/04/17.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 1999 by Amy Baskette. EAD finding aid created in 1999 by Amy L. Baskette. EAD finding aid updated 2023/04/20 by Lauren Patton.
Josephine Bicket 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.