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Emma Louise Brown Repp journal transcripts

Identifier: L710

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a copy of the typewritten transcripts of the "Daily Journals of Emma Louise (Brown) Repp, 1926-1955," transcribed by Mrs. Repp's youngest grandchild, Marily Louise Torborg, and completed in 2017. A number of clippings of obituaries, movie ads, and other news items found attached to the journal were photocopied and added to the published narrative. In addition, family photographs, letters and recollections of family members, especially of Carolyn Repp Knapton, were added to provide additonal context to the journal entries.


  • 1926-1955; 2017


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

Emma Louise Brown was born May 8, 1872 in Huntington County, Indiana, the youngest daughter of Nehemiah and Sarah (Moore) Brown. She married David F. Repp on November 15, 1899 and they had three children: Carl Willard, Dean Meredith, and Esther Lorraine. The Repps owned and operated a grocery and butcher shop in Huntington for many years. Repp passed away at the age of 91 on March 30, 1964.


Information found within collection.

"Cupid's New Conquests. Approaching Nuptials of David Repp and Emma Brown Announced." Huntington Weekly Herald (Ind.), November 3, 1899. "Emma L. Brown Repp." Find a Grave Memorial no. 74023797. Accessed July 29, 2020.

Huntington County Historical Society. Huntington County, Indiana: History and Families, 1834-1993. Paducah, Ky.: Turner Publishing Company, 1993.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Vincent M. Blocker on 2018/05/29.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2020/07/30 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2020/07/30 by Laura Eliason.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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