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S. Frank Balcom collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: G-027

Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence, family charts, photographs and newspaper clippings from S. Frank Balcom and his relatives ranging from 1888 to 1911 regarding the Balcom family.


  • 1888-1911

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with the Genealogy Division, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to the Genealogy Division.

Biographical Note

Stephen Francis Balcom was born January 24, 1856 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to Stephen and Margaret Balcom. He attended the University of Illinois graduating with a degree in civil engineering in 1875. On June 10,1880 he married Eliza Hall and they had four children Lucy, Ethelwyn, Mary and Henry Clarke.

He was employed by the railroad until 1897 when he took a position with the Engineering Department of the Park Board of the City of Indianapolis. He was a member of the National Society of Engineers, Indianapolis Illini, the Indiana Historical Society and Tabernacle Presbyterian Church.

He interests included genealogy and early civilizations in the United States.


0.5 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by the Genealogy Division as a records transfer from Indiana Historical Society via Robert Conrad Metzker on 1984/10/27.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/11/17 by Sarah Pfundstein. EAD finding aid created 2015/11/19 by Sarah Pfundstein.


S. Frank Balcom collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Genealogy Repository

315 West Ohio Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.