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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L583 (Text) 00000106659303 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 5.0 Cubic feet 10 manuscript boxes

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2014/08/01 by Danielle Adams. EAD finding aid created 2014/08/01 by Danielle Adams.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes ten manuscript boxes of material covering Myrtie Barker's career in Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from 1907 to 1985 regarding her life and family.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Myrtie Barker collection, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Literary rights, including copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their legal heirs and assigns. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts. The publisher must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.
Biographical or Historical Data:
Myrtie Barker was a lifelong resident of Indianapolis, the daughter of Harry G. and Mary A. Barker. She was born July 24, 1910 and died January 28, 1983. At age eleven she was struck with polio, after which she was homeschooled and found a love of writing. From 1938-1949, Myrtie wrote a weekly column for the Sheridan News, "The Lighthouse." Later she was hired by the Indianapolis News to write a column three times weekly, titled "My Window" (1949-1983). She was the author of three books: "Parade of Days" (1957), "I Am Only One" (1963), and "Where Is Everybody?" (1968).
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records donation from Myrtie Barker on 1983/07/14.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Adams, Abigail, 1744-1818.
Adams, Louisa Catherine, 1775-1852.
Harrison, Anna Tuthill Symmes, 1775-1864.
Jackson, Rachel, 1767-1828.
Jefferson, Martha, 1748-1782.
Madison, Dolley, 1768-1849.
Monroe, Elizabeth, 1768-1830.
Taft, Helen Herron, 1861-1943.
Washington, Martha, 1731-1802.
Indianapolis News.
Authors and publishers.
Genealogy.
Newspaper publishing > United States > History.
Poetry.
Writing.
Genre: Clippings.
Family histories.

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