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Orval Ferguson collection 1917-1930

Ferguson, Orval, (creator.).

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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 S2311 (Text) 231101-1678995 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.01 Cubic feet 1 folder

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General Note: Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/06/24 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid created 2016/06/24 by Lauren Patton.
Restrictions on Access Note: This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.: This collection includes photocopies of news clippings and letters from Corporal Orval Ferguson to his sister, Emma Shepard, ranging from 1917 to 1930, while he was stationed in Europe during World War I. Ferguson's obituary is also included.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note: Orval Ferguson collection, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note: Legal title, copyright, and literary rights 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.
Biographical or Historical Data: Orval Ferguson was a resident of Oakland City, Indiana. He enlisted in Evansville in April, 1917 and served in Company B, 2nd Engineers, American Expeditionary Forces in France during World War I. After the war, he was the district sales manager for the Westinghouse Electric Company in Indianapolis and died at age 33 at Methodist Hospital following an appendectomy.
Ownership and Custodial History: This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Paul Shepard on 1985/03/01.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note: No further additions are expected.
Subject: United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces
World War, 1914-1918 > Military life.
Indianapolis (Ind.)
Pike County (Ind.)
Genre: Clippings.

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