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Lowell Nussbaum postcard photograph collection, circa 1910-1930s

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI P002 (Text) 23112-82644 Manuscripts Collection Available -

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  • Physical Description: 1.6 Cubic Feet (5 manuscript boxes)

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed by the Indiana Division from 1971-1972. EAD finding aid created 2013/10/12 by Bethany Fiechter. EAD finding aid revised 2021/03/26 by Brittany Kropf.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes photographic prints and negatives of postcards from Lowell Nussbaum in Indiana ranging from circa 1910 to 1930s regarding Indianapolis buildings, street scenes and surrounding Indiana cities.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Lowell Nussbaum postcard photograph 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:
"Lowell Nussbaum was born on November 6, 1901, in Marion, Indiana. He was the eldest of three children born to Josephine Reuss and Percy L. Nussbaum. Lowell grew up and attended Mann School in Marion until his father bought a farm near Fort Wayne. He then attended the Country School located outside Fort Wayne. Prior to his father's death in 1916 Lowell worked for the Indiana Truck Company where he worked as a laborer. He also worked as a laborer at a box company in the same year. After his father's death Lowell returned to Marion. He then got involved in the newspaper business for the first time. He bought a newspaper route for $40. Soon after he bought this first route he rented it to another boy and started to build more routes. The largest of these routes was the Marion Soldier's Home with its 600 customers. Within a short period of time he became a circulator for the Marion Leader-Tribune (later merged to become the Marion Chronicle Tribune). This involved counting out the papers and directing the carriers. He also became a part-time proof-reader for the paper. By this time Lowell's main ambition was to become a reporter. Since he could not get a reporting job in Marion, he decided to try for a summer job in Chicago. He managed to get a job with the Chicago Journal (now the Chicago Sun ). During his interview with the publisher he stretched the truth a bit by saying that he had experience, didn't mention what kind, and that he knew Chicago. Shortly before he was to return to school the city editor found out that Lowell was getting the street location of his assignments from the corner policeman and decided that $12 a week was too much pay for his knowledge of the city. Following the summer Lowell returned to high school and graduated from Jefferson School in Fort Wayne in 1919. In September of the same year he enrolled at the University of Michigan. During the summer of 1920 he worked as a reporter for the Huntington Press (later merged with the Huntington Herald ). In 1921, after just two years at the University of Michigan, he returned to Marion until 1927 when Lowell went to work for the Indianapolis Times (later discontinued). While working for the Times he took a course in flying and became the paper's aviation editor. During this time he interviewed Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh several times as well as other aviation celebrities of the time. Lowell stayed with the Indianapolis Times until 1933 when he left to join the staff of the Toledo News-Bee (later discontinued) as their assistant city editor. In 1938 he returned to the Indianapolis Times as a special assignment reporter and columnist. He stayed with the paper until 1945 when he joined the staff of the Indianapolis Star as a columnist his column was titled "The Things I Hear." He stayed with the Star until his retirement in 1971." Excerpt from: Kutsch, Steve. "Lowell B. Nussbaum." Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame. Accessed March 26, 2021.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Princeton (Ind.)
Anderson (Ind.)
Bluffton (Ind.)
Brazil (Ind.)
Brookville (Ind.)
Centerville (Wayne County, Ind.)
Connersville (Ind.)
Converse (Ind.)
Corydon (Ind.)
Culver (Ind.)
Elkhart (Ind.)
English (Ind.)
Evansville (Ind.)
Fort Wayne (Ind.)
Fountain City (Ind.)
Franklin (Johnson County, Ind.)
French Lick (Ind.)
Gas City (Ind.)
Goshen (Elkhart County, Ind.)
Greencastle (Ind.)
Hammond (Ind.)
Huntington (Ind.)
Indianapolis (Ind.)
Jonesboro (Ind.)
Kokomo (Ind.)
Kendallville (Ind.)
Lafayette (Ind.)
LaPorte (Ind.)
Liberty (Ind.)
Logansport (Ind.)
Madison (Ind.)
Marion (Ind.)
Martinsville (Ind.)
Michigan City (Ind.)
Mishawaka (Ind.)
Mount Vernon (Ind.)
Muncie (Ind.)
New Castle (Ind.)
North Manchester (Ind.)
Peru (Ind.)
Plymouth (Ind.)
Portland (Ind.)
Richmond (Ind.)
South Bend (Ind.)
Terre Haute (Ind.)
Thorntown (Ind.)
Valparaiso (Ind.)
Vincennes (Ind.)
Wabash (Ind.)
Warsaw (Ind.)
Winona Lake (Ind.)
West Baden Springs (Ind.)
Genre: Photographs.

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