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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S1492 (Text) 00000106356371 Manuscripts Available -

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2018/04/12 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2018/04/12 by Laura Eliason.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes a two-page typewritten letter by Mary E. Studebaker of Indianapolis, Indiana to Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Scott of Camp Koch at Troy, Indiana. Dated August 6, 1951, the letter expresses Ms. Studebaker's enjoyment regarding her visit to the camp and offers her ideas and wishes for helping the children. She also inquires about needed donations and offers her admiration for the Scotts and the counselors for the work they were doing at the camp.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Mary Studebaker letter, 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:
Camp Koch, a summer camp for children with disabilities, was situated on a high bluff overlooking the Ohio River near Troy, Indiana. The camp was made possible by Evansville industrialist and philanthropist, Henry F. Koch. Koch donated the property and paid for the construction of the buildings and furnishings and the camp was dedicated and presented to the Indiana Society for Crippled Children in ceremonies on May 15, 1949. The first camps began in June of 1949 and offered children with special needs from Indiana and Northern Kentucky a place to enjoy recreation, crafts, and other activities in a save environment. Camp Koch is not the same as the Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana's residential camp facility, Camp Henry F. Koch, near Cannelton, Indiana.Source:"Camp Koch, Near Troy, is Nearing Completion." The Daily Herald (Jasper, IN), April 4, 1949.
Mary E. Studebaker was born on June 19, 1901 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Frank and Julia Studebaker. She was a graduate of Indiana University and was a noted librarian and legal secretary with the Indiana Historical Society. She was a member of several clubs, including the Indianapolis Legal Secretaries Association, the National Genealogical Society, and the Indiana and Marion County historical groups. She passed away at the age of 91 on July 6, 1992.Sources:Ancestry.com. "Mary Studebaker." Indiana Death Certificates, 1899-2011. Accessed April 10, 2018. https://www.ancestrylibrary.com."Mary Studebaker was Legal Secretary, Librarian with State Historical Society." Indianapolis Star (IN), July 9, 1992.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mary E. Studebaker on 1959/05/04.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Camp Koch (Troy, Ind.)
Camps for children with disabilities.
Children with disabilities.
Troy (Ind.)
Genre: Correspondence.

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