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Indiana Authors Letter collection

 Collection — Box: 5 items
Identifier: indial0

Scope and Contents

The Indiana Authors Letter Collection contains letters from some of the state's most successful authors. The collection encompasses the "Golden Age of Indiana Literature," a time period in which Hoosier authors achieved both national prominence and popular acclaim. Indiana writers in the late 19th and early 20th century catered to readers who preferred writing that idealized traditional values or offered escape from an ever-changing world. A 1947 study found that Hoosier authors ranked second to New York in the number of best-sellers produced in the previous 40 years. Indiana Historical Society. "The Golden Age." 2007.


  • ca. 1833-1930

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions.


5.00 letters

0.00 Linear Feet

Physical Access Requirements

Collection is located on-site.

Existence and Location of Originals

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Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 W. State Street
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States