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Lester N. Vandivier collection 1948-1974

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L167 (Text) 00000106297575 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.6 Cubic feet 2 manuscript boxes

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/02/25 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2016/02/25 by Laura Eliason.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection contains Lester N. Vandivier's notebooks regarding the railroad post office (RPO) and highway post offices (HPO), and includes letters, newsletters, and Vandivier's personal notes ranging from 1948-1974. Also included is a copy of the book, "Railroad Postmarks of the United States, 1861-1886" by Charles L. Towle and Henry A. Meyer (1968).
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Lester N. Vandivier 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:
Lester Neal "Dickie" Vandivier was born on July 5, 1894 in Johnson County, Indiana to Thomas and Martha Vandivier. He married Catherine White (1895-1933) in 1921 and they had one daughter. He married Vivian Mullikin (1894-1960) in 1935. Mr. Vandivier was a World War I veteran and work as a railway mail clerk for 45 years. He died at the age of 82 on July 11, 1976.Source:"Lester Vandivier Services Wednesday." The Daily Journal.(Franklin, IN) July 12, 1976.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Lester N. Vandivier on 1972/01/28 and from Mrs. Alex Russell on 1976/11/09.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Postal service > United States > 19th century.
Johnson County (Ind.)

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