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Raymond Millholland collection circa 1912-1971

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L460 (Text) 00000106663214 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 4 Cubic Feet (10 manuscript boxes, 2 medium oversize boxes, and 1 oversize folder)

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed in 2002 by Beth A. Herzog. Collection reprocessed in 2018/09 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2018/10 by Laura Eliason.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, manuscripts, and copies of the published articles and short stories of Raymond "Ray" Millholland ranging from circa 1912 to 1971. The collection includes letters exchanged between Ray, his wife, and their sons Robert "Bob" and James "Jim" while the sons served in the Army Airforce and Navy during World War II (1942-1945); two sets of transcriptions of the letters transcribed by the Millholland's youngest son, Arthur "Mac"; correspondence, press releases, and other documents related to his work with the War Production Board (1942-1944); correspondence, research documents, and manuscripts regarding his work on a biography of John L. Savage (1942- 1949); short story manuscripts and related correspondence (1920-1956); and copies of his articles and short stories published in various publications (1935-1951). Also included are copies of The Log , a publication of the Sub-Chaser Post (1920-1921); photographs from World War I and World War II and the War Production Board (1918-1945); correspondence from the Imperial War Museum regarding the donation of a copy of his novel The Splinter Fleet (1936); and a copy of the Summer 1971 edition of the Saturday Evening Post . The oversize folder (OBC171) contains a November 23, 1938 full page advertisement from Variety for the movie Submarine Patrol ; a small broadside advertisement for the movie Girl from God's Country (1940); full page newspaper clippings of World War II and labor management topics (1941-1943); and a copy of the June 6, 1947 edition of Ten High , a weekly newspaper of the Stuttgart military post.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Raymond Millholland 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:
Raymond Albert Millholland was born on April 1, 1894 in Austin, Illinois to William K. and Anna Maria Millholland. He became a resident of Indianapolis, Indiana in 1909 and later studied engineering at Purdue University. He married Sara Catherine Easley on October 1, 1915 and they had four children: Robert Douglas, James Edward, Arthur McLarin, and Mary. He was a journeyman machinist, works manager of a diesel engine plant, and chief petty officer in the United States Navy during World War I. During World War II, he worked with the U.S. War Production Board. Besides working as a machine tool designer and sales engineer for the family machine tool business, he also authored more than 100 articles and short stories, including the "Blue Chip" Haggerty stories in the Saturday Evening Post . In 1936, he published The Splinter Fleet of the Ontranto Barrage, a book about his experiences aboard a submarine chaser during World War I and it was made into the 1938 movie Submarine Patrol . He also wrote Pay Day: Labor and Management in the American System of Free Enterprise (1946) and Lucky Shoes , a book written for teenagers (1956). Mr. Millholland passed away at the age of 62 on May 2, 1956.Sources:"Raymond Millholland, Author, Engineer Dies." Indianapolis Star (IN), May 3, 1956. Thompson, Donald E., comp. Indiana Authors and Their books, 1917-1966 . Crawfordsville, IN: Wabash College, 1974.
Cumulative Index/Finding Aids Note:
Finding aid online.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from James E. Millholland on 2002/06/26.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Savage, John L.
World War, 1939-1945.
Authors, American > Indiana > 20th century.
Industrial relations > United States.
Genre: Short stories.

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