Hugh J. Kirchner papers
Scope and Contents
This collection includes thirteen daybooks (1923-1937), four daily report binders (1936-1940), one cashbook (1923-1932), and one checkbook with stubs (1933-1936). The daybooks include hour by hour accounts of Kirchner’s activities beginning with his time in Lima and Bellevue, Ohio, 1920s and early 1930s and ending with his time in Muncie (after 1937).
Language of Materials
Materials entirely in English.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries, Muncie, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Archives and Special Collections.
Hugh J. Kirchner worked as railroad detective in Lima and Bellevue, Ohio, and in Muncie, Indiana, in the 1920s and 1930s. These two cities probably shared similar characteristics with the Lynds’ Middletown. Kirchner served as the captain of police for Nickel Plate Railroad. While in Muncie, he resided at 623 University Avenue.
0.6 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)
This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation from Anthony Edmonds on 1980/05/07.
No further additions are expected.
Collection processing completed 1994/02/18 by M. Sears. Finding aid created 1994/02/18 by M. Sears. EAD finding aid completed 2009/11/04 by Maren L. Read.
- Diaries Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Documents Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Financial records Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Middletown Studies Collection Subject Source: Local sources
- Railroad Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Stoeckel Archives of Local History Subject Source: Local sources
- Hugh J. Kirchner papers
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Part of the Stoeckel Archives of Local History Repository
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