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The Resource Charles H. Scriven diary

Charles H. Scriven diary

Label
Charles H. Scriven diary, 1942
Title
Charles H. Scriven diary
Inclusive dates
1942
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This collection consists of a photocopy and a transcript of Charles H. Scriven's diary. Scriven kept this diary while performing construction work in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana in 1942. The U.S. Government was building an ordnance plant for the war effort in Terre Haute. The diary covers roughly September-October 1942 and discusses Scriven's time at work and at his boarding house
Biographical or historical data
Charles Henry Scriven was born in 1880 to Norman and Olivia (Wilson) Scriven. He grew up in Pontiac, Illinois and worked on the family farm. Mr. Scriven left the family farm while in his early twenties to pursue a career in the ministry at Eureka College. He married in 1907 and began a career as a preacher. In 1917 he stopped preaching and went into carpentry, a career which lasted the rest of his life. He and his family were living in Franklin, Indiana by 1920. When World War II broke out Charles Scriven attempted to enlist, but was rejected because of his advanced age of 61. He decided then that the best way to serve his county was through war work. Mr. Scriven traveled from job to job throughout the country during the war. After the war ended he came back to central Indiana and resumed his carpentry business. He passed away in 1952.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1880-1952
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Scriven, Charles Henry
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  • Scriven, Charles Henry
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Terre Haute (Ind.)
Label
Charles H. Scriven diary
Link
http://www.in.gov/library/finding-aid/S3274_Scriven_Charles_H_Diary.pdf
Instantiates
Note
Processing information: Collection processing completed 2005/02 by Elizabeth M. Wilkinson. Finding aid updated 2015/11/04 by Bethany Fiechter
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17552412
Extent
2
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn247213420
  • (OCoLC)247213420
Terms governing use
Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.
Type of unit
folders
Label
Charles H. Scriven diary
Link
http://www.in.gov/library/finding-aid/S3274_Scriven_Charles_H_Diary.pdf
Note
Processing information: Collection processing completed 2005/02 by Elizabeth M. Wilkinson. Finding aid updated 2015/11/04 by Bethany Fiechter
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17552412
Extent
2
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn247213420
  • (OCoLC)247213420
Terms governing use
Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.
Type of unit
folders

Library Locations

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      315 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN, 46202, US
      39.77004 -86.164015

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