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Ross Franklin Lockridge collection

Identifier: L598

Scope and Contents

The collection includes documentation regarding Ross Franklin Lockridge's duties as director of Hoosier Historic Memorial Activities. The bulk of the collection consists of New Harmony and members of the Owen community documentation. Also included are speeches and papers written by Lockridge and his students on early Hoosiers, including Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and other Indiana and United States history topics.


  • 1877-1952

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

Ross Franklin Lockridge was an educator and attorney. He was born in Miami County, Indiana and was a graduate of Indiana University; teacher and principal of Peru High School (1895-1905); Indiana University law school librarian (1905-1906); Indiana University instructor (1906-1907, 1913-1917); practiced law in Shawnee, Oklahoma (1907-1913); Indiana director of Federal Writers Project (1935-1937); director of Hoosier Historic Memorial Activities under the Indiana University Foundation (1937-1939); and author of several books, including How Government Functions in Indiana (1918); George Rogers Clark (1927); Abraham Lincoln (1930); The Hoosier Township Trustee (1930); Lasalle (1931); The Old Fauntleroy Home (1939); The Labyrinth of New Harmony (1941); and The Story of Indiana (1951).


6 Cubic Feet (18 manuscript boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

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


No further additions are expected.

Related Archival Material

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

S845: Ross Lockridge Jr. collection

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/07/16 by Bethany Fiechter. EAD finding aid created 2014/07/16 by Bethany Fiechter. EAD finding aid revised 2023/05/12 by A.J. Chrapliwy.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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