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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed and finding aid created 2005 January by Jennifer Duplaga. EAD finding aid created 2015/07/29 by Brittany Kropf.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection contains materials related to the life and work of George Ade ranging from 1928 to 1944, such as his correspondence with Esther McNitt, Cyril Clemens, Hazel B. Warren, John T. McCutcheon, C.A. Kiler, Ella McCray and Willis Lyman. This collection also contains several copies of handwritten manuscripts, such as "Bessie", "Regarding Pie" and "The Fun of Handling Crowds." There is also a copy of Ade's will, a manuscript copy of a booklet designed by Ade for the Indiana Centennial, two Ade autographs, and an essay by Cyril Clemens about his visit with George Ade.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
George Ade collection, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
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 or Historical Data:
George Ade was born February 9, 1866 in Kentland, Indiana, the son of John and Adaline (Bush) Ade. In 1883, Ade enrolled at Purdue University, where, pressured by his father, he studied agriculture. While at Purdue, he cultivated his love of literature and theater, which he had developed as a boy. After graduation, Ade worked as an advertiser for a pharmaceutical company, a reporter for a local newspaper and also returned to school for a brief period of time to study law. In 1890, he began working for a Chicago newspaper. Within three years he was given his own column. In 1896, he published his first book, Artie. In 1900, he quit his job at the newspaper and began working on theater scripts. His plays, such as The Sultan of Sulu and The Sho-gun, were popular with audiences. Ade moved back to Indiana in 1904. He served as a delegate for the Republican National Convention, was a trustee of Purdue University and held the position of chief national officer of the Sigma Chi fraternity. Ade died in Brook, Indiana on May 16, 1944.Sources: Kolb, Harold H. George Ade. Inspire 13 Jan. 2005
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from George Ade Memorial Association on 1973 January; Cyril Clemens on 1963/07/01; Ohio Book Company, Cincinnati, Ohio on 1947/06/08; George Van Nosdall on 1952/03/28.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Clemens, Cyril, 1902-1999.
McCutcheon, John T. (John Tinney), 1870-1949.
McNitt, Esther U.
Authors and publishers > United States > History.
Genre: Essays.

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