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Edgar C. Leisure collection 1942-1945

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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 L561 (Text) 00000106659212 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 3 manuscript boxes

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2010/07 by Jessica Combs.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection largely contains letters from Captain Edgar C. Leisure to his wife Elsie. It also has letters from Calvin Kummer to his sister, Elsie. A few letters from and to other individuals are also included. This collection also has newspaper clippings, telegrams, cards, and other various papers that were mailed between Edgar and Elsie.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Edgar C. Leisure 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:
Edgar C. Leisure was raised in Largo, Indiana. He attended Purdue University for electrical engineering. While at Purdue he was introduced to Elsie Kummer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Kummer, by her brother Calvin. Edgar and Elsie married May 2, 1936. They lived in the Irvington area. During World War II, Edgar was a soldier fighting in the European theater, and for part of his time he was stationed in London, England. During this time Edgar sent his letters to Elsie’s workplace where she worked as an underwriter for American Surety. Edgar and Elsie raised two children Edgar T. Leisure and Carol J. Leisure.
Language Note:
Materials are entirely in English.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Soldiers > Indiana > Correspondence.
World War, 1939-1945 > Personal narratives, American.
Genre: Correspondence.

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