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Cecil Beeson papers

Identifier: L566

Scope and Contents

This collection includes typed, autographed and photocopied documents from various people, government and private organizations in Blackford County, Indiana ranging from 1838 to 1972 regarding family histories, biographies, Civil War documents, church histories and governmental records.


  • 1839-1972, 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

Cecil Beeson, son of William Henry and Jenny Jinks Beeson, was born in Wabash Indiana on August 19, 1905. He is a twin to Claude Stuart Beeson. The family moved to Hartford City, Indiana, in 1911 following the death of Jenny Jinks Beeson. Beeson graduated from Hartford City High School. He married Hannah Catherine Sills on 19 August 1928. In 1938, Beeson married Cittie Pearl Helm of Adair County, Kentucky. He retired from the U S Postal Service in 1965 and then became deputy surveyor of Blackford County. He was an avid genealogist and was instrumental in opening the Blackford Historical Museum and Cecil Beeson Genealogical Library. Beeson died April 4, 1994.


Items in the collection.

Cecil Beeson oral history transcript, September 1979, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, April 7, 1994. Accessed November, 2011.


0.7 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box, 1 oversize folder )


This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mr. and Mrs. Cecil H. Beeson from 1966-1979.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2012/05/17 by Nikki Schofield. EAD finding aid created 2015/06/10 by Edythe Huffman.
Cecil Beeson 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.