The Resource Roberta June Wills collection

Roberta June Wills collection

Label
Roberta June Wills collection, 1938
Title
Roberta June Wills collection
Inclusive dates
1938
Creator
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection includes a postcard from the American Poetry Association, Inc., postmarked June 5, 1938, and sent to Miss Betty Wariner of Indianapolis, Indiana regarding the publication of Roberta June Wills's first volume of poetry, Sea Shells. The collection also includes a photograph of Roberta June Wills (undated) and a handwritten copy of the poem "I Love My Old Clock", possibly written by Ms. Wills (undated)
Biographical or historical data
Robert June Wills was born on June 14, 1913 in Boone County, Indiana to Hallie A. and Nora P. Wills. She graduated from Lebanon High School in 1931, earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from Ball State University, and received her M.S. in library science from Syracuse University. Wills was a school librarian in South Bend (1943-1944), Fairmont (1944-1948), and Connersville (1948-1952), Indiana before moving to the college level. She worked as a librarian at Bradley University (1952-1954), the University of Wichita (1954-1957), and Alma College (1957-1962), and then became an associate professor and chair of the department of library education at Mansfield State College in Pennsylvania (1962-1975). Wills was the author of Sea Shells, a volume of poetry published in 1938, and her poetry also appeared in several anthologies and journals. She returned to Indiana in 1984 and lived in Lebanon until her death at the age of 84 on December 18, 1997.Sources:Ancestry.com. "Roberta June Wills." Indiana Death Certificates, 1899-2011. Accessed May 1, 2018. https://www.ancestrylibrary.com."Roberta J. Wills, 84." Lebanon Reporter (IN), December 20, 1997.Thompson, Donald E., comp. Indiana Authors and Their Books, 1967-1980. Crawfordsville, IN: Wabash College, 1981.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1913-1997
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wills, Roberta Jane
Location of other archival material
Materials relating to this collection may be found in the Indiana Division, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN: ISLI 811.5 W741s: Sea Shells by Robert June Wills
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wills, Roberta Jane
  • American poetry
  • American poetry
  • Authors and publishers
Label
Roberta June Wills collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2742
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2018/05/03 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2018/05/03 by Laura Eliason
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
21437426
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records transfer from the Indiana Division on 2013/02/08.
System control number
(OCoLC)1042165693
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
Roberta June Wills collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2742
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2018/05/03 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2018/05/03 by Laura Eliason
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
21437426
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records transfer from the Indiana Division on 2013/02/08.
System control number
(OCoLC)1042165693
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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