The Resource Gene Stratton-Porter papers

Gene Stratton-Porter papers

Label
Gene Stratton-Porter papers, 1902-1933
Title
Gene Stratton-Porter papers
Inclusive dates
1902-1933
Creator
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection includes correspondence from Gene Stratton-Porter and several other materials, ranging from 1902 to 1979, regarding her work as an author, photographer, and filmmaker, in addition to her personal life. The collection includes an undated portrait photograph of Stratton-Porter posing outdoors; an advertisement from Good Housekeeping; a typed copy of an article, "The Old Institution of Home" (1922); and a portrait postcard printed circa 1979
Biographical or historical data
Geneva Grace Stratton was born on August 17, 1863, in Wabash County, Indiana, to Mark Stratton and Mary Shallenberger Stratton. On April 21, 1886, Gene married businessman Charles Porter, and moved to Decatur, Indiana. Their only daughter, Jeannette Stratton-Porter, was born August 27, 1887. In 1894, Charles and Gene built a cabin near the Limberlost Swamp in Geneva, Indiana, where Gene spent much of her time exploring the swamp. While living at Limberlost, Gene wrote six of her twelve novels and five of her seven nature books, including the best-selling books "Freckles and A Girl of the Limberlost." In 1918, the famiy made the decision to move to California, where eight of Gene's novels were adapted as motion pictures. Gene Stratton-Porter died on December 6, 1924, in Los Angeles, California, from injuries sustained in a car accident. She is buried near her cabin on Sylvan Lake, Rome City, Indiana.Source: Gene Stratton-Porter Society, Inc. "Indiana's Most Widely Read Female Author." Gene Stratton-Porter Historic Site. Accessed June 4, 2015. http://www.genestratton-porter.com.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1863-1924
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stratton-Porter, Gene
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authors, American
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Photographers
  • Women artists
  • Women authors
  • Geneva (Ind.)
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
Label
Gene Stratton-Porter papers
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2634
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2015/06/04 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid created 2015/06/04 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid revised 2018/02/08 by Brittany Kropf
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
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
21389278
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
Restrictions apply. Contact the repository for more information
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from several sources on 1913/02/02; 1969/01/27; 1922 March; 1933/04/17; 1923/03/21; 1973; 1920/12/02; and 1964/08/08; and transferred from the General Photograph Collection (P0) on 2018/02/08.
System control number
(OCoLC)1029354015
Terms governing use
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.
Type of unit
1 folder
Label
Gene Stratton-Porter papers
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2634
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2015/06/04 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid created 2015/06/04 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid revised 2018/02/08 by Brittany Kropf
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
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
21389278
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
Restrictions apply. Contact the repository for more information
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from several sources on 1913/02/02; 1969/01/27; 1922 March; 1933/04/17; 1923/03/21; 1973; 1920/12/02; and 1964/08/08; and transferred from the General Photograph Collection (P0) on 2018/02/08.
System control number
(OCoLC)1029354015
Terms governing use
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.
Type of unit
1 folder

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