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SACKVILLE, WINIFRED & WINIFRED SACKVILLE STONER JR.: A SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY, 1994. SC 2396. One folder. Collection guide online. This collection consists of one item, a photocopy of Winifred Sackville Stoner and Winifred Sackville Stoner, Junior: A Selected Bibliography by Maria (Koens) Nix, 1994.

SAILORS, LUCILLE. Papers, 1917-1919. SC 2398. One folder. Collection guide online. This collection is a transcription of letters written to Lucille (Sailors) Shoemaker in Wabash by servicemen between 1917 and 1919. Russell L. Woodward completed the transcription as an Eagle Scout project in 1993.

SCHAEFER, MARY E.J. Papers, 1923-1928. M 0727, BV 3278. One box, one bound volume, one folder of visual material. Collection guide online. Mary E.J. and Fritz Schaefer operated the Schaefer Frame Manufacturing Company in Indianapolis. Fritz (1888-1980) was a native of Wiesbaden, Germany. He graduated from Cologne University before immigrating to the United States in 1922. He came to Indianapolis and began working in the framing factory of H. Lieber and Company. In 1923, Fritz and Mary were married. After the Lieber factory closed (ca. 1939), the Schaefers founded their own company, in operation until ca. 1958. The collection consists of two diaries and a scrapbook belonging to Mary Schaefer. The first diary is entitled “Our Wedding Trip.” It was originally written in 1923, and this copy was presented to Fritz Schaefer on his 36th birthday the following year. The 1928 diary and scrapbook detail Mary Schaefer’s trip to France, Germany and Holland, which included a visit to Fritz’s family in Wiesbaden. The diary records Mary’s impressions and activities, while the scrapbook contains photographs, postcards, telegrams, programs and other mementos.

SCHNEE, JACOB. Biography, 1784-1838. SC 2052. One folder. No collection guide available. The collection consists of a manuscript biography of Jacob Schnee, a Lutheran minister who founded utopian religious communities both in Pennsylvania and in Indiana. It includes information on Schnee’s family and on women’s education.

SELBY, EVELYN FORSYTH. Reminiscences, ca. 1966. SC 2208. One folder. No collection guide available. Evelyn Forsyth Selby (1906-1996) was the daughter of Indiana artist William Forsyth (1854-1935). This collection contains an account by Selby of Cedar Farm, located near Brandenburg, Mead County, Ky.

SEVENTY-FIFTH INDIANA REGIMENT. Autograph book, ca. 1862-1867. SC 1839. Two folders. Collection guide in library. This collection consists of an autograph book presented to a Miss Adelia (possibly a nurse) from soldiers in the 75th Indiana Regiment in the Civil War. The soldiers’ entries, dated 1862, list their companies as A, H and M. However, according to Terrell (Vol. 6, p. 225), the soldiers were members of company G. Those who signed the book include: Frank [Francis N.] Childers, G[eorge H.] Hilligoss, W[illiam] J. Hilligoss, J[oel] W. McMahon, S[tephen] Metcalf, George Overshimer, Emanuel Owen and Wright Smith. Additional entries, dating from 1865 to 1867, from unidentified individuals are found toward the end of the book.

SEWALL, MAY WRIGHT. AVOWED FEMINIST.By Hester Anne Hale. BV 2638. One volume. Collection guide online. May Eliza Wright Sewall (1844-1920) was an educator, suffragist, clubwoman and pacifist. An unpublished biography May Wright Sewall: Avowed Feminist by Hester Anne Hale, 1992, forms this collection.

SHARPE, JULIA GRAYDON. Papers, 1878-1932. M 0673, BV 3061-3062, OM 0363. Three boxes, two volumes, one folder. Collection guide online. Julia Graydon Sharpe (ca. 1857-1939) was born in Indianapolis, the daughter of Joseph Kinne and Mary Ellen [Graydon] Sharpe. Sharpe attended private schools in Indianapolis and the Chegaray Institute in Philadelphia, Pa. Returning to Indianapolis she attended Love and Gookin’s first Indiana School of Art (1878-1880), and from 1894 to 1896 she was a student of William Forsyth and T.C. Steele in the second Indiana School of Art. During the winter of 1896 to 1897 Sharpe studied in New York at the Art Students League and at William Merritt Chase’s School of Art. She was a member of the Indianapolis Flower Mission, the Portfolio Club and the Caroline Scott Harrison Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and active with the Second Presbyterian Church and the Home for Aged Women (now the Indianapolis Retirement Home). The collection contains correspondence, literary compositions, photographs, sketches and sketchbooks reflecting her life’s activities.

SHARPE, MARY ELLEN GRAYDON. Papers, 1846-1911. SC 1793. Five folders. Collection guide online. Mary Ellen Graydon Sharpe (1823-1914) was born in Harrisburg, Pa., the daughter of Alexander and Jane Chambers [McKinney] Graydon. Mary Ellen graduated from Cedar Hill Seminary near Pittsburgh. In 1843, the Graydon family moved to Indianapolis, and in 1847, Mary Ellen married Joseph K. Sharpe. She wrote three books: A Family Retrospect (published in 1909), a book of poetry As the Years Go By (published in 1913), and an account of her early years in the Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis in 1911. This collection contains correspondence, a narrative and photographs.

SHIPP, MARGARET M. Papers, 1904-1936. SC 1339. Five folders. Collection guide in library. This collection includes several letters and some poems and short stories. One story, “Ere His Prime,”1920, is identified as having been written by Indiana author and sister of Margaret, May Louise Shipp.

SHULL, AVRIEL. Architectural Records. 19491999. M 0759, OMB 0085. Twenty-one boxes, six rolled drawings, approximately 2,000 architectural drawings. Collection guide online. The collection contains the business records and architectural drawings of “Avriel,” an architectural design and building company based in Carmel. “Avriel” was Avriel Shull (1933-1976).  Shull designed and supervised construction of homes and apartment buildings in Marion and Hamilton counties from the 1950s to the mid-1970s. She also decorated the interiors of many of these homes.

SIMPSON, ELIZABETH. Papers, 1790-1880. SC 1349. Six folders. Collection guide in library. Described in Pumroy and Brockman, Guide to Manuscript Collections of the Indiana Historical Society and Indiana State Library, A-332. Elizabeth Simpson was a resident of Fayette County, Ky. The collection consists of letters to Simpson from relatives in Eugene, Vermillion County; Rockville, Parke County; and Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, most from the period 1836-1848, relating to politics, health and economic conditions. Also included are Simpson’s coverlet patterns and receipts for schooling of children.

SLIGO IRON FORGE ACCOUNT BOOK; KEPHART, MCELRATH FAMILY PAPERS. 1845-ca. 1919. BV 0085, SC 1655. One bound volume, two folders. Collection guide online. The collection contains a ledger for Charles Crocker’s iron forge at Sligo, Marshall County, ca. 1845-ca. 1847. Elizabeth Kephart kept the books for Crocker. The volume includes customer names, and penciled annotations, poems and musings likely written by several generations of women from the McElrath, Kephart and related families. The entries date from the 1840s to ca. 1880, and include single statements, poems and confessionals concerning unrequited love.

SMITH, BENJAMIN WILSON. Collection, 1850-1917. M 0253. Two boxes. Collection guide in library. Benjamin Wilson Smith (1830-1921) was an educator, Methodist minister, merchant, author and politician. He graduated from Indiana Asbury (DePauw) University in 1855 and in the same year married Ruth Ann Rankin (d. 1920). Sarah Tittle Barrett Bolton was born in Newport, Ky., the oldest of six children of Esther Pendleton and Jonathan Belcher Barrett. The family moved to a frontier farm in Indiana on Six-Mile Creek northeast of Vernon in Jennings County while Bolton was still a child. She married Nathaniel Bolton of Madison, an editor, in 1831. She married second, Addison Reese. Bolton was a leader in the early movement for women’s legal rights and aided Robert Dale Owen in his successful fight in the State Constitutional Convention of 1850 and the legislature of 1851 for personal property rights for married women. While this collection mainly concerns Benjamin Smith, it does include a letter from Sarah Bolton (1874) to Miss Lou Rankin, Indianapolis, describing sights in and around Geneva, Switzerland. Filed with this letter is a lace cap of Bolton’s.

SMITH, DOROTHEA E. (WEST). Scrapbook, ca. 1935-1939. SC 2610, OMB 0065. Six folders and one oversize box. Collection guide online. Dorothea Elizabeth West was a resident of Indianapolis and a high school and college student during the last half of the 1930s. She later married a man named Smith. The collection consists of a scrapbook kept by Dorothea West as a young woman in Indianapolis. It includes clippings, greeting cards, postcards, programs, menus, photographs, school pennants and correspondence, including a letter from Frederic M. Ayres. Items come mostly from the Indianapolis area.

SMITH, ELVIRA MAYHEW. Letters, 1880-1899. SC1362. One folder. Collection guide in library.  Elvira Mayhew Smith (Mrs. William P.) was a resident of Indianapolis. Letters in this collection are from prominent women in response to requests for quilt blocks.

SMITH, GEORGE R. Papers, 1852-1863. SC 1899. Seven folders. No collection guide available. Described in Pumroy and Brockman, Guide to Manuscript Collections of the Indiana Historical Society and Indiana State Library, A-339. Smith was a farmer near Rome City, Noble County, and a soldier with the 12th Indiana Regiment during the Civil War. Included in this collection are letters that Smith wrote to his wife, Margaret, during the Civil War as well as letters she wrote to him describing home life during the war.

SMITH, KATHARINE. Collection, 1820-1912. SC 2298. Five folders. Collection guide online. Katharine Smith was a resident of Greenwood. This collection consists of letters, legal documents and diary transcripts (1820-1912). While the correspondence relates mainly to relatives and ancestors, the diaries record a trip (1912) through Central and South America.

SMITH, LIZZY. Memory album, 1854-1862. BV 2076. One volume. No collection guide available. The collection consists of a memory album of Lizzy Smith, 1854-1862.

SMITH, MARY ANN. Diary, 1869-1874. SC 1369, BV 1744. One folder, one volume. Collection guide in library. Mary Ann Smith was the daughter of Samuel F. Smith, a moderately successful Indianapolis businessman. In the early 1870s, Smith married Julius F. Pratt, an employee and later partner of her father. The diary has entries describing daily activities and social life of an Indianapolis woman in her early ‘20s.

SNELL FAMILY. Papers, 1817-1860. SC 1378. One folder. Collection guide online. The Snell family, originally from Paris, Oneida County, N.Y., settled in Indianapolis in 1834. Letters in this collection trace the peregrinations of a family on the move.

SNOWDEN, JULIET OTT. Collection, 1836-1914. M 0446. One box. Collection guide online. Juliet Ott Strouse Snowden (1913-1987) was born in Rockville, Parke County, the daughter of Claude and Marcia Strouse. In 1936, she married John Wayne Snowden, and they had four children. She attended Indiana State University and Indiana University, ran a gift shop from 1953 to 1960, and published three books: Legends and Lore of Parke County (1967), Covered Bridges of Parke County (1969) and Covered Bridge Guide Book (1970). This collection contains materials reflecting her various interests including correspondence, minutes, diaries, historical essays and an autograph book dated 1836-1914.

SPEARS FAMILY. Papers, 1930-1986. M 0488, OM 0118. Three boxes, three folders. Collection guide online. This collection contains papers of the Spears family (1932-1984). It includes correspondence and documents of Jean and John Spears, papers of their daughter Claudia Polley, which detail her education and music career, and materials relating to community and church work of the family. Part of the Black Women in the Middle West Project.

SPELLMAN, MARY B. Scrapbook, 1923-1924. BV 0815. One volume. No collection guide available. The scrapbook, kept by Mary B. (Mrs. Royal B.) Spellman, 1923-1924, includes clippings about the Indianapolis Council of Women, Indiana Woman’s Republican Club, League of Women Voters, the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union and the Indiana Federation of Clubs.

SPRAY, SARAH. Diary, 1862. SC 1392, F 0352. Two folders, one microfilm reel. No collection guide available.  A Quaker, in 1862 Sarah Spray was living with relatives near Bridgeport. The diary records, with daily entries, a visit to Ohio.

STARKS, DEBORAH. Collection, 1948-1986. M 0497. One box. Collection guide online. Starks was born in Birmingham, Ala. She moved to Fort Wayne, Allen County in 1972 and married John Wesley Starks that same year. She has been involved with the Gamma Phi Delta sorority and the Fort Wayne Women’s Bureau. She has been a staff writer for the Indiana University Purdue University at Fort Wayne campus newspaper. The collection is a combination of various materials from six women of the Fort Wayne area, collected in the Black Women in the Middle West Project by Deborah Starks. The women are Starks, Maddy Bruce, C. Maxine Hall, Corrine Brooks, Genois Wilson and Marjorie Wickliffe. The collection contains letters, short stories, poems, clippings, church bulletins, awards and an oral history transcription. Part of the Black Women in the Middle West Project.

STECKER, ELLYN. Papers, 1978-1999. M 0785. Eight document cases, one box of color photographs, slides, artifacts. Collection guide online. Ellyn Stecker, a South Bend physician, was co-chairperson for the National Organization for Women, St. Joseph Valley Chapter from ca. 1985 to the late 1990s. She was also an editor of Around the Bend, the newsletter of the Peace Education Fund of Indiana, Inc. The collection includes records of the National Organization for Women, St. Joseph Valley Chapter. A large amount of material concerns the struggle between anti-abortion groups and organizations that advocate access to abortion and family planning services. Also included are subject files regarding aging, the Gulf War, minimum wage legislation and lesbian issues. Other material includes issues of the newsletter Around the Bend.

STEELE, THEODORE CLEMENT AND MARY LAKIN STEELE. Papers, 1869-1966. M 0464. Two boxes. Collection guide online. Theodore Clement Steele (1847-1926) was born in Owen County, the son of Samuel Hamilton Steele and Harriett Newell Evans. In 1870, he married, near Rushville, Rush County, Mary Elizabeth Lakin (ca. 1850-1899), a daughter of Adam Simmons Lakin and Mary Cloud Matson. Mary Lakin Steele maintained the family home throughout their many moves stateside and abroad and took a helpful interest in her husband’s career. She was active in the Portfolio Club in Indianapolis before which she read (1893) a paper, “Impressions,” about her years in Munich. The collection includes correspondence of Mary Lakin Steele, of which many letters concern her husband’s work. One series of letters, written from Germany, describe the domestic situation, social contacts and her husband’s studies. Other letters describe Mrs. Steele’s trips to Kansas to visit with family.

STEELE, THEODORE L. Papers, 1868-1913. M 0263, BV 2471-2474. Four boxes, four volumes. Collection guide online. Described in Pumroy and Brockman, Guide to Manuscript Collections of the Indiana Historical Society and Indiana State Library, A-351. This collection contains papers of the McKay, Nicholson, and Steele families of Indianapolis. Included in the collection are real estate records (1868-1909), correspondence concerning women’s suffrage (1878-1881), theater handbills and personal account books.

STEPHENSON- McCAULEY. Family Papers, 18621952. M 0766. One box. Collection guide online. The collection includes 55 letters written primarily by James H. and Jerry E. Stephenson to their sister Nan McCauley (nee Stephenson) of Kosciusko County. The letters discuss Civil War troop movements, camp life, religion and dedication to duty. Also included is a letter from Eliza Stephenson to Nan McCauley. Stephenson is homesick after leaving Warsaw to live Council Bluff, Iowa. Other material includes legal documents and correspondence concerning a lawsuit filed by Sarah Johnston of Warsaw. The lawsuit concerns the discharge of Sarah’s late husband, Dr. John H. Long, during the Civil War.

STILLSON, BLANCHE. Papers, 1911-1976. M 0466, BV 2248. Four boxes, one volume. Collection guide online. Artist, author and cultural leader, Stillson taught art and painting at Indianapolis colleges and high schools and was the author of Wings (1945). Her woodcuts and paintings appeared at numerous shows and in various publications. She was a board member and trustee of the Art Association of Indianapolis. The collection contains personal letters from friends of a general and professional nature; copies of woodcuts and other art works; correspondence from publishers and readers regarding Wings, as well as reviews, manuscript copy and page proofs of the book.

STOUT, MARTHA. Papers, 1834-1936. M 0265. One box. Collection guide in library. Described in Pumroy and Brockman, Guide to Manuscript Collections of the Indiana Historical Society and Indiana State Library, A-356. Stout was a schoolteacher in Greenwood, Johnson County, and wife of Harvey S. Jaques, a schoolteacher and storeowner in Whitcomb, Franklin County. The collection consists of Stout’s correspondence with family, friends and Harvey Jaques during the time she was teaching school; letters from Franklin County soldiers serving in the Civil War; her correspondence with her children and other family members from the 1890s to the 1910s; and receipts, bills and other financial and legal documents.

STREIGHT FAMILY. Collection, ca. 1850-ca. 1945. P 0332. One folder. Collection guide in library. Lovina Streight (d. 1910) was married to Brigadier General Abel D. Streight (ca. 1828-1892) of Indianapolis. She accompanied her husband and 75,000 Union army troops on a march from Stevenson, Ala., to Nashville, Tenn. She witnessed several battles, nursed the sick and dying on the battlefield and in field hospitals. Confederate troops apparently captured her three times, twice exchanging her for prisoners. She reportedly escaped imprisonment a third time by brandishing a gun hidden in her skirts. Collection includes 10 black-and-white prints and nine cellulose acetate negatives of portraits of Abel D. Straight, Lovina Streight and other family members.

STREIGHTOFF, FRANK HATCH. Papers, 1894-1948. M 0267. Eight boxes. Collection guide in library. Described in Pumroy and Brockman, Guide to Manuscript Collections of the Indiana Historical Society and Indiana State Library, A-357. The collection includes the papers of Frances Doan Streightoff (1885-1969), an Indianapolis civic leader and president of the Marion County League of Women Voters. She co-authored Indiana: A Social and Economic Survey (1910) with her husband.

TAFLINGER, ELMER.Papers,1890-1980. M 0698, OMB 069, CT 0786-0787. Twenty-seven boxes, two cassette tapes. Collection guide online. This collection includes correspondence and material relating to Coral Oleva (Taflinger) Black (1894-1978), sister of Indiana artist Elmer Taflinger. The correspondence includes letters written by Coral Taflinger to her parents while she was in college or while she and her husband were traveling. Other material relating to Coral includes school items and scrapbooks. Coral graduated from Manual Training High School and Columbia University Teacher’s College. She worked for Indianapolis Public Schools for 51 years as a history teacher at Manual and as principal at School #15. She was the first recipient of the Taflinger Award given by the Indianapolis Art League Foundation. Other material related to women in this collection includes letters between Elmer E. Taflinger longtime girlfriend Jessica Daube, and letters to Elmer Taflinger from “Marcelle” and Mary Ellis.

TALBERT, MARTHA WHITE. Diaries, 1845-1879. M 0275. One box. Collection guide in library. Described in Pumroy and Brockman, Guide to Manuscript Collections of the Indiana Historical Society and Indiana State Library, A-363. Talbert was a member of the Society of Friends in Westfield, Hamilton County, and Minneapolis, Minn., and wife of physician Aaron B. Talbert. The collection consists of Talbert’s diaries recording her life in Westfield and Minnesota, including accounts of Quaker meetings and antislavery activities.

TARKINGTON, SUSANAH. Papers, 1898-1932. M 0411. One box. Collection guide online. Described in Pumroy and Brockman, Guide to Manuscript Collections of the Indiana Historical Society and Indiana State Library, A-366. Tarkington, born Susanah Kiefer in Dayton, Ohio, married writer Booth Tarkington in 1912. The collection consists of her diaries for the years 1898, when she was a young woman in Dayton; 1913, shortly after she married Tarkington; 1925, when the Tarkingtons toured Europe and North Africa; and 1929 to 1932.

TAYLOR, LELIA KERN. Scrapbook, 1925. BV 1747. One volume. Collection guide in library. Lelia Kern Taylor was the daughter of David G. Kern of Indianapolis. She married Dr. James H. Taylor of Greencastle, Putnam County. Taylor was associated with the Caroline Scott Harrison Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, the Indianapolis Free Kindergarten and Children’s Aid Society, and the Propylaeum Club. She served on the City Plan and Zoning Board of Indianapolis. The scrapbook contains material regarding her career on the City Plan Board and her activities with the DAR.

TAYLOR, MARY LYON. Negatives, 1906-ca. 1910. P 0178. Thirty boxes negatives, one box prints. Collection guide in library. Mary Lyon Taylor (1872-1956) was a pictorialist portrait photographer. She operated a home portraiture business from her home (1941 N. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis) from ca. 1906 to ca. 1910. Her subjects were largely members of Indianapolis’ upper class, including James Whitcomb Riley and the Bobbs, Woollen, Lilly, and Nicholson families. This collection contains glass plate negatives and 121 modern prints.

TAYLOR, MARY LYON. Collection, 1870-1980. P 0281. Two hundred sixty photographs, one box of manuscript material. Collection guide in library. Mary Lyon Taylor (1872-1956) was a pictorialist portrait photographer. She operated a home portraiture business from her home (1941 N. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis) from ca. 1906 to ca. 1910. Her subjects were largely members of Indianapolis’ upper-class, including James Whitcomb Riley and the Bobbs, Woollen, Lilly and Nicholson families. The photographs in this collection include vintage portraits made by Taylor ca. 1906 to ca. 1910. Also included are snapshots of the Taylor homes in Indianapolis, near Noblesville, and at Lake Maxinkuckee. Non-photographic material includes correspondence, short stories and poetry, sheet music and lyrics, reminiscences, and genealogy created by Mary Lyon Taylor and other members of her family.

TEMONEY, RUTH. Collection, 1891-1985. M 0604. One box. Collection guide online. Temoney, an educator, was coordinator for the Black Women in the Middle West Project in Kokomo, Howard County. The collection includes materials such as biographical information on African American women activists and data on clubs, churches, and other organizations which Temoney gathered for the project.

THOMAS, ANNE BUTLER. Papers, 1880-1925. BV 2025-2033. Nine volumes. Collection guide in library. Described in Pumroy and Brockman, Guide to Manuscript Collections of the Indiana Historical Society and Indiana State Library, A-367. Thomas was the daughter of educator Ovid Butler of Indianapolis and wife of David Owen Thomas of Minneapolis, Minn. The collection includes Thomas’s diaries (1880-1884) and letter books (1881-1885) regarding her social life, education and experiences with suitors at Vassar College, New York and Indianapolis. There is also a diary of her trip to Japan, India, and Sri Lanka [Ceylon] (1924-1925).

THORPE, LAURA THOMAS. Memoirs, ca. 1909-1911. SC 1541. Two folders. Collection guide online. Laura Thomas was born in Silver Lake in 1856. In 1861, her family moved to Iowa, then back to Silver Lake two years later, then to Nebraska in 1869. In 1877, Thomas married Edmund S. Thorpe in Glen Allen, Missouri. The collection consists of a memoir notebook by Thorpe, and a typescript transcription by Ralph Helsel. The memoir covers the years 1859 to 1875, and seems to have been written ca. 1909 to 1911. Described are family events; moves to Iowa, Indiana and Nebraska; her father’s enlistment in the Civil War; and her first teaching positions. The transcription includes an 1875 letter from Thorpe in Nebraska to her grandparents.

TINSLEY, ALICE D. Collection, 1962-1985. M 0537, OM 0334. One box, one folder. Collection guide online. Alice D. Coleman Tinsley, the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. George Coleman Sr., was reared in New Orleans. In 1946, she married Charles H. Tinsley of Indianapolis. She was instrumental in the 1965 formation of the Indiana Association for the Multiply Handicapped Deaf (known since 1985 as the Indiana State Association for the Multiple Handicapped and Sensory Impaired). The content of this collection reflects Tinsley’s dedication to, and work for, the multiple handicapped in Indiana.

TITUS, CHARLES H. Letters, 1836-1848. SC 1862. Three folders. No collection guide available. This collection contains family correspondence to Charles H. Titus from his wife’s family. Letters are from Isaac Dunn, Gilbert Dunn and Harriet Dunn Larrabee, proprietor of the Greencastle Female Collegiate Seminary. The letters contain family news and news of the seminary.

TOWNE, MARIAN K. Papers, ca. 1974-1996. M 0746. Twelve boxes. Collection guide online. Marian (Kleinsasser) Towne was born in Freeman, S.D., in 1933. She graduated from Bethel College in 1955 and received master’s degrees in both 1958 and 1978. Towne’s teaching career spans the years 1955 to 1994, with the later part of her career as a part-time instructor at Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis. She has been active in many civic, service and church organizations. Materials in this collection – correspondence, articles and clippings, political campaign materials – focus on Towne’s involvement in women’s rights issues.

TOWNER, HARRIET C. Letters, 1848-1850. SC 1466. One folder. No collection guide available. Harriet C. Towner (Mrs. James) was lighthouse keeper at Michigan City, La Porte County, in 1850. The collection contains two letters that Towner wrote to her son, Daniel Coit Towner, while a student at Amherst College, Amherst, Mass.

TRUSLER, SARAH SIMPSON. Notebook, ca. l850-1890. BV 2615. One volume. Collection guide online. This collection consists of a scrapbook kept by Trusler (ca. 1830-1890) with newspaper poems and mementos of political experiences of her husband, Gilbert (1830-1883), and brothers-in-law, Milton (1825-1906) and Nelson (1823-1880) Trusler.

TUCKER, ROBINA SHARPE. Autobiography, 1848-1927. M 0278. One box. Collection guide in library. Described in Pumroy and Brockman, Guide to Manuscript Collections of the Indiana Historical Society and Indiana State Library, A-372. Tucker was prominent in Indianapolis society and wife of Hannibal Smith Tucker, founder of the Tucker Glove Company in Indianapolis. The autobiography concentrates on her early years growing up and attending school in Indianapolis during the 1850s and 1860s, visiting Missouri in the mid-1850s, and participating in Indianapolis social life in the 1860s and 1870s.

TUTEWILER, HENRY W. Family Papers,1859-1920. M 0279, OM 0394. One box, one folder. Collection guide in library. The collection is comprised of Tutewiler family documents, including Civil War correspondence between Henry W. Tutewiler and his fiancée, Louisa M. Dunn.