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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S1177 (Text) 00000106356405 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 2018/05/03 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2018/05/03 by Laura Eliason.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes a postcard from the American Poetry Association, Inc., postmarked June 5, 1938, and sent to Miss Betty Wariner of Indianapolis, Indiana regarding the publication of Roberta June Wills's first volume of poetry, Sea Shells. The collection also includes a photograph of Roberta June Wills (undated) and a handwritten copy of the poem "I Love My Old Clock", possibly written by Ms. Wills (undated).
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Roberta June Wills 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.
Location of Other Archival Materials Note:
Materials relating to this collection may be found in the Indiana Division, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN: ISLI 811.5 W741s: Sea Shells by Robert June Wills
Biographical or Historical Data:
Robert June Wills was born on June 14, 1913 in Boone County, Indiana to Hallie A. and Nora P. Wills. She graduated from Lebanon High School in 1931, earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from Ball State University, and received her M.S. in library science from Syracuse University. Wills was a school librarian in South Bend (1943-1944), Fairmont (1944-1948), and Connersville (1948-1952), Indiana before moving to the college level. She worked as a librarian at Bradley University (1952-1954), the University of Wichita (1954-1957), and Alma College (1957-1962), and then became an associate professor and chair of the department of library education at Mansfield State College in Pennsylvania (1962-1975). Wills was the author of Sea Shells, a volume of poetry published in 1938, and her poetry also appeared in several anthologies and journals. She returned to Indiana in 1984 and lived in Lebanon until her death at the age of 84 on December 18, 1997.Sources:Ancestry.com. "Roberta June Wills." Indiana Death Certificates, 1899-2011. Accessed May 1, 2018. https://www.ancestrylibrary.com."Roberta J. Wills, 84." Lebanon Reporter (IN), December 20, 1997.Thompson, Donald E., comp. Indiana Authors and Their Books, 1967-1980. Crawfordsville, IN: Wabash College, 1981.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records transfer from the Indiana Division on 2013/02/08.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Wills, Roberta Jane 1913-1997.
American poetry > Indiana.
American poetry > Women authors.
Authors and publishers.
Genre: Photographs.
Postcards.

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