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Shepard J. Crumpacker, Jr. collection

Identifier: L565

Scope and Contents

This collection contains senate bills and house resolutions from Shepard J. Crumpacker’s term in the U.S. House of Representatives ranging from 1940 to 1957. There is also material from events in which he participated. There are six folders from the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (U.N.E.S.C.O.) convention of 1952. Throughout the collection, there are opinion polls from Crumpacker’s constituents about U.S. policy issues and listings and records of his telegraph and telephone calls. There is an Illinois Waterway map for Little Calumet River by U.S. Army (Box 4, Folder 6).


  • 1940-1957


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

Shepard J. Crumpacker, Jr. the son of Grace Dauchy and Shepard J. Crumpacker was born on February 13, 1917 in South Bend, Indiana. He graduated from Northwestern University in 1938 and earned a law degree in 1941 from the University of Michigan. He began his law practice in South Bend, and then enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps where he served until 1946. Crumpacker married Marjorie Patton of Evanston Illinois on February 18, 1950. From 1958 until 1970, Crumpacker was a delegate to the Indiana State Republican conventions. He served in the United States Congress as a Representative from January 3, 1951 until January 3, 1957 in the 82nd, 83rd, and 84th Congresses. After his congressional service, he practiced law until he was elected judge of the St. Joseph Superior Court in 1977. Crumpacker died on October 14, 1986.


United States Congress. Biographical Guide of the United State Congress.

South Bend Tribune, October 14, 1986, p. B6.


3.3 Cubic Feet (10 manuscript boxes)

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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 Shepard J. Crumpacker on 1972/10/12.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 2012 by Chaise Carter. EAD finding aid created in 2012 by Chaise Carter. EAD finding aid revised 2020/10/06; 2024/04/17 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.