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Indianapolis Shell Club papers

Identifier: L518

Scope and Contents

This collection includes club records and newsletters from the Indianapolis Shell Club in Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from 1975 to 2011 regarding seashells.


  • 1975-2011


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.

Administrative History

The Indianapolis Shell Club was founded on August 20, 1976. Those present at the first meeting, when it was decided to form a club, chose a name and elected officials, and are considered the founding members. Those members in alphabetical order order were Thomas and Laura Barnes, Justyn Blackwell, Ralph Hindenburg, Denver and Rosanna Howlett, Ron Human, Evelyn Joyce, Margaretta Kaufman, Richard and Virginia Munday, and Letha Ross. On February 11, 2005, the Indianapolis Shell Club disbanded and met for a final time to go over the disbursement of their remaining money. Dwindling memberships, the age of the few active members left, along with the apparent lack of new interested seashell enthusiasts caused the club to end.


2 Cubic Feet (2 cubic foot boxes)

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Arranged in the following subseries:

Series 1: Club records, 1976-2011

Series 2: Club newsletters, 1975-2002

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records transfer from Plainfield Guilford Township Public Library on 2011/01/21.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/06/09 by Hannah Vaughn. EAD finding aid created 2015/06/09 by Hannah Vaughn.
Indianapolis Shell Club papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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